The biggest celebrity scandals of 2015! Famous people: can't live with them, can't trust them to avoid saying and doing offensive things. Thanks to a crazy 2014, a few celebs are still being haunted by the ghosts scandals past. Dozens of Bill Cosby accusers continued to come forward and (rightfully) destroy the comedy legend's reputation, and Caitllyn Jenner’s debut was muddied by a traffic death. The latest celebrity scandals got weird when a white woman vehemently insisted that she was black, and Tom Brady talked a lot about balls.
Donald Trump brought new levels of insanity to the biggest celebrity scandals list by basically getting up every day and being alive. He attacked Mexican immigrants, a Modern Family writer, breast pumps, the GOP, and anyone who has made fun of him. It was scary and glorious, like a dumpster fire behind Trump Towers. Other politicians put their foot in it but Mike Huckabee took the “oh no he didn’t” cake with his offensive remark about the Iranian nuclear deal and the Holocaust.
Late night Tweets, secret recordings, open mics… The celebrity scandals 2015 list is varied and stellar. Favorite couples broke up, Ariana Grande licked donuts, and Conan writers were accused of stealing jokes off of Twitter. One thing is for sure, the biggest celebrity scandals of this moment will inevitably get swallowed by even bigger ones in the near future. But of all of the celebrity scandals in 2015, the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown stands out. The 22-year-old finally passed way in July after lingering in a coma for months.Which of the biggest celebrity scandals will stand the test of time? And which of the latest current celebrity scandals will fade into oblivion? Make your vote count.
On Dec. 30, 2015, Cosby was arraigned on charges of aggravated indecent assault, a first-degree felony in connection with a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand.
By the summer of 2015, 37 women had accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them. Even though many of the women had tried to come forward in the past, they say they faced an intimidating wall of backlash by a powerful and beloved celebrity. But after some accusatory jokes by comedian Hannibal Buress, and a 2005 deposition where Cosby admitted to giving one woman (and possibly others) quaaludes in order to have sex with them, the scandal reached epic proportions. A powerful New York Magazine cover featuring 35 of Cosby’s accusers put real faces on five decades of accusations. Cosby had threatened other accusers with defamation lawsuits. One of Cosby's accusers says she was 15 when Cosby allegedly assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion.
The accusers approached 60 in total near the end of 2015.Photo: New York Magazine
Sources: New York Magazine, The Wrap, PBS
Trump may have fancied himself a political candidate, but he came off as a great big troll doll (complete with the fluffy orange hair) when he went after Mexican immigrants in his launch speech for the 2016 bid. The delusional Republican front runner said, "They're sending people that have lots of problems... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."
Major sponsors and business partners broke ties with Trump. The list includes Macy’s, the PGA, ESPN, Univision, Televisa, Serta, Jose Andres and Geoffrey Zakarian, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Roselyn Sanchez, The FAA, and NASCAR to name (quite) a few. The big kicker was when NBCUniversal ended their relationship with Trump and began talks with George Lopez to possibly host The Apprentice. Oh, the irony.
Trump also ridiculed John McCain for being a POW in Vietnam. He gave Senator Lindsay Graham’s phone number to the public. He tried to take on Modern Family writer Danny Zuker on Twitter and lost. He called a female lawyer who needed a break to breastfeed her child “disgusting.” And he bashed Republican debate moderator Megyn Kelly, remarking that she might have been menstruating during the debate. "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump said. "Blood coming out of her wherever."
In December of 2015, Trump said all Muslims should be barred from entering the U.S. until the U.S. could figure out what was going on in the aftermath of an attack by a San Bernadino couple on the husband's co-workers. The couple, killed in a shootout with the police, were Muslim.
Despite all of this, Trump had diehard supporters. WHY? Apparently some people love Trump’s no-one-is-the-boss-of-me approach and there are those who would like to see America became a reality series.
2015 just kept getting tougher and tougher for terrible 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar. After being labeled a child molester for abusing his little sisters when he was a teenager, the reality TV star (and Family Research Council employee) was the first celebrity outed in the Ashley Madison website hacking scandal.
Duggar paid for two monthly subscriptions to the site, which is a social network for philanderers and other people looking to have extramarital affairs. According to his profile, he interests include: “Likes to Receive Oral Sex,” “Open to Experimentation,” and “Someone I Can Teach.” Gross.Source: Mediaite
Charlie Sheen revealed that he has been HIV positive for years. Sheen’s ex-fiancé Brett Rossi sued him for $1 million for not revealing his status to her.
Meanwhile, film legend Burt Reynolds had zero sympathy for Sheen. He told a British talk show host, “…he deserves it. He misbehaved very badly. His father is a very, very decent man and a dear friend of mine. I feel bad for him, But Charlie, I don't feel bad for him.”Ironically, Reynolds faced accusations that he was HIV positive and said he felt “crushed.”