Actors That Lost Almost Everything After Huge Scandals

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Everyone has made spur-of-the-moment decisions that they subsequently regret. It’s just the way we are. When faced with two options or in a difficult circumstance, it’s easy to make mistakes that have long-term consequences. For celebrities, there are numerous occasions like this. Such public personalities are no strangers to controversy, which can cost them their jobs or even their lives. Here are five actors whose careers were cut short due to major scandals:


1. Jared Fogle of Subway fame:

One of the tv personalities who lost everything after scandals.
American former spokesman for Subway restaurants and convicted felon.

Jared Fogle was among the most known faces on TV for even more than a decade. He became the spokesperson of one of America’s largest firms by representing Subway eateries in a series of widespread advertisements in which he credited the company for his massive weight loss. All this came to a halt in 2015, when the results of a prolonged FBI investigation into Fogle were made public, exposing that he was accused of child sex tourism and child pornography trafficking. Later that year, Fogle was found guilty of the charges and sentenced to more than 15 years in jail.

2. Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting

Among TV personalities who lost everything after scandals.
American convicted sex offender and former reality-television personality.

Josh Duggar rose to fame thanks to his family’s popular reality show “19 Kids and Counting.” He, like many of his family members, came from a devout Baptist family that stressed chastity, humility, and faith in God. However, his clean-cut image was tainted when it was revealed in 2015 that he had raped five girls, including four of his sisters when he was 14-15. He resigned from the Family Research Council after his record of sexual misbehavior was disclosed.


3. Wesley Snipes from Blade

 American actor, film producer, and martial artist, involved in scandals
American actor, film producer, and martial artist, involved in tax fraud.

Wesley Snipes is a well-known actor who has played a variety of roles, including the ferocious vampire slayer Blade. However, we haven’t heard from him in a long time. The actor, it turns out, failed to pay his taxes, which led to his imprisonment. Wesley Snipes owed over $17 million in penalties and interest as a result of his tax evasion incident, and he has been blacklisted ever since.

4. David Hasselhoff of Baywatch fame

Among the actors who was involved in huge scandals.
American actor, singer, producer, television personality, and businessman.

The Bay Watch celebrity has recently struggled with alcoholism, and his daughter posted a video of him in a drunken stupor, attempting to eat a Wendy’s burger while fighting with her on the internet in 2007. As a result, Hasselhoff momentarily lost custody of his girls and lost all sympathy. One of his scandals also consisted of him being denied boarding on a British Airways flight owing to intoxication. However, his publicists claim that he was not intoxicated, but rather ill from antibiotics.

5. Lindsay Lohan: The red-headed teen sensation

One of the actors who lost ruined it all after scandals.
American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and former model.

Lindsay Lohan‘s meteoric rise to fame came to a screeching end in early 2007, with one of the biggest scandals. Lohan was rushed to the hospital in Beverly Hills on May 26 after being involved in a car collision, according to CNN. The actress had recently been released from the Los Angeles Wonderland Center care facility for undisclosed concerns. However, the severity of these issues all became quite evident when Lohan was booked with DUI, cocaine possession, and misdemeanor hit-and-run following the event. If her career wasn’t jeopardized on this occasion, it was when she was jailed on the same charges two months later, just days after completing yet another fruitless rehab term.




Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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