Special Report

Scandals That Shocked Hollywood

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21. Roseanne Barr Twitter meltdown
> Those involved: Actress/comedian Roseanne Barr
> Date: 2018

Actor and comedian Roseanne Barr in a tweet likened President Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a “Planet of the Apes” actor. The successful reboot of her show “Roseanne” was cancelled by ABC as a result. Barr stated that the tweet cost her her “life’s work.”

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22. Woody Allen #MeToo allegations
> Those involved: Woody Allen, daughter Dylan Farrow,
> Date: 1992, 2019

Woody Allen sued Amazon for backing out of deal to market four of his movies after he made sympathetic comments regarding sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. Prior to this, Allen had been accused by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of molesting her. Allen was also involved in a scandal for his romantic relationship with stepdaughter Soon-Yi Previn, whom he would go on to marry, in the early 1980s.

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23. College tuition scandal
> Those involved: Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman
> Date: 2019

In March 2019, 50 people were indicted in a college admission bribery scandal nicknamed “Operation Varsity Blues.” Included in those charged were actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

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24. Jussie Smollett fake attack
> Those involved: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett
> Date: 2019

In January 2019, actor Jussie Smollett reported to Chicago police that he had been attacked by two men who used racial and homophobic slurs. Smollett was charged with lying about the widely reported attack to police, but the charges were dropped by Cook County state’s attorney.

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