With a nonstop, 24/7 news cycle and constant access to media, modern society is able to somewhat satiate its collective obsession with celebrity scandals. But there have been some celebrity scandals in the past that everyone got wrong, only realizing the mistake with either the passage of time or the revelation of new information. Unfortunately, rushes to judgment have had a profound, often devastating impact on those at the center of so many Hollywood scandals.
Despite the leaps and bounds society has made, humans are, in some ways, still a surprisingly puritanical and judgmental culture. The abundance of misunderstood celebrity scandals just shows how quick the world is to latch onto a salacious story and do everything possible to amplify and broadcast it - sometimes at the risk of not having all the facts, and often at the expense of the people involved.
Read on for a rundown of the biggest star scandals everyone misunderstood.