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Stars Whose Careers Were Damaged By Regular People

Hollywood has seen many careers destroyed
over the years. But sometimes, it’s regular folks who blow
the whistle on Hollywood’s A-List. Keep an eye out for phone-throwing scandals
and secret affairs as we check out the famous faces who were brought down by a bunch of
Average Joes. Ashton Kutcher Ashton Kutcher’s seemingly happy marriage
to Demi Moore fell apart overnight after it was discovered that Kutcher had cheated on
Moore with a 22-year-old administrative assistant from San Diego, on the couple’s sixth wedding
anniversary, no less. “If I had known that he was happily married,
none of this would have ever happened.” The mistress, later revealed to be Sara Leal,
quickly dished her story to US Weekly, transforming Kutcher from that affable goof who just so
happened to marry a much-older woman…to an alleged full-blown cheater. “People’s personal lives have become entertainment. There’s magazines that focus on that. And that’s become a show in itself.” According to Leal, Kutcher told her that he
was separated from Moore. Shortly after, Kutcher, Leal, and another
woman were hanging out in a hot tub inside San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel, and it only got
crazier as the night wore on. “One thing led to another, and I ended up
staying the night.” Leal’s story catalyzed one of Hollywood’s
biggest and most painful divorces, tarnishing Kutcher’s public image in front of millions
of fans in the process. Despite bouncing back professionally and personally,
by starring on Two and a Half Men and marrying Mila Kunis, Kutcher’s affair remains the original
blemish on his career. Paula Deen Celebrity chef Paula Deen’s multi-million
dollar empire came crashing down in 2013 when one of her former employees sued Deen and
her brother, Bubba, for racial discrimination and harassment. In her lawsuit, per the New York Post, former
Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House employee Lisa T. Jackson claimed, among other things,
that Deen’s brother, who co-owned the restaurant with Deen, made racist jokes, and implemented
discriminatory practices against minority employees. “I wanna apologize to everybody for the wrong
that I’ve done.” Per Eater, Deen later vaguely confirmed in
a controversial deposition that she had also used racial slurs at various points in her
life. The discrimination portion of the lawsuit
was eventually dismissed, but Deen’s confession sparked intense backlash, leading her to lose
her Food Network shows, a book deal with Random House, and many brand endorsements. Deen attempted multiple comebacks, including
a controversial stint on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars in 2015. She was out by week six. “I just wanna dance til I get it right, and
I feel good about it. That’s all I want.” As of mid 2019, Deen’s endeavors include a
fledgling restaurant chain and a TV show called Positively Paula, although the program is
small beans compared to her heyday at the Food Network, where she hosted four different
shows. In fact, Positively Paula is such an underdog,
the show’s Facebook page actually issued a plea in March 2019, begging, “We’ve created this show on a shoestring and
sales from the online store really help us produce new shows.” “Yum, yum, yum.” Arnold Schwarzenegger Months after his two-term stint as Governor
of California came to an end, Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a son, Joseph, with
his family’s former housekeeper, in 1997. In a remorseful 2011 statement, via the Los
Angeles Times, Schwarzenegger said, “I understand and deserve the feelings of
anger and disappointment among my friends and family, I am truly sorry.” “Have your children forgiven you?” “I cannot tell you, but I hope they, they
will.” The affair and love child ultimately led to
the demise of Schwarzenegger’s 25-year marriage to Maria Shriver, and for good reason; the
housekeeper had worked with the family for over 20 years, up until her retirement in
late 2010. The fallout for Schwarzenegger was harsh,
or as The Telegraph put it, “Mr Schwarzenegger’s political career is now
over, any possible office now denied to him by his philandering. He has also voluntarily postponed his planned
Hollywood comeback.” That comeback came in the form of a high-profile
stint as the new host of Celebrity Apprentice, taking over for none other than Donald Trump. Unfortunately, it bombed, causing Schwarzenegger
to quit after one season. “I came to America with empty pockets, but
full of dreams. And I knew that in this land of opportunity,
I could build the future that I envisioned.” As of mid 2019, however, the star is experiencing
somewhat of an action career renaissance, with starring roles lined up in new installments
of the Terminator and Conan series. He’s also reprising his role as the world’s
first pregnant man in the sequel to Junior, so maybe don’t count on this comeback as triumphant
just yet. “I’ll be back.” Russell Crowe By the time 2005 rolled around, Russell Crowe
had solidified his bad-boy image. But he didn’t do himself any favors when he
allegedly threw a telephone at a New York City hotel employee during a heated exchange. Crowe was arrested and initially slapped with
felony charges, which could have quote “effectively ended his American film career,” according
to The New York Times. A plea deal got the charge reduced to a misdemeanor,
but the hotel employee filed a civil suit against Crowe that supposedly settled out
of court for an amount in the low six-figures. “Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?!” While it’s tough to pinpoint the exact influence
the altercation had on Crowe’s Oscar-winning career, his string of subsequent box office
duds, like A Good Year, Body of Lies, and State of Play, could offer some indication. In fact, since 2005, Crowe’s only starring
role to break the $100 million domestic box office mark was Noah, which only did so just
barely, and had a reported $125 million budget. “It’s been a long run, but we’re doing alright
now aren’t we pal. Can I touch you? Sorry.” But perhaps the most tell-tale sign of how
Crowe’s attitude has affected his career came via conversations between his past collaborators
and Variety magazine. Several former Crowe co-workers couched their
praise for the star in what were essentially excuses for his difficult on-set behavior. L.A. Confidential director Curtis Hanson even
mentioned how Crowe was perfect for the role of Bud White, because of the character’s quote
“wounded and angry” disposition. Ouch. Alec Baldwin “When you go to anger management, you realize
you’re not that angry.” Alec Baldwin’s temper has gotten him into
trouble many times, but his personal fumbles finally affected his professional life in
2013 after he was accused of hurling an insensitive slur at a New York Post photographer. Baldwin, who had to apologize to GLAAD earlier
that year for allegedly tweeting anti-gay comments to a former Mitt Romney aide, ultimately
faced serious consequences for his actions. “Nobody’s perfect.” MSNBC quickly canceled his weekly talk show,
Up Late With Alec Baldwin, which had already been struggling in the ratings. The Atlantic declared Baldwin a “bigot,” and
a New York State Senator called for networks and studios to cut ties with him until he
quote “seeks help,” according to TMZ. The following year, Baldwin detailed his self-imposed
hiatus in an essay for New York Magazine, including his confession that Capital One
had opted not to renew his contract in wake of the scandal. He also claimed he was going to stop making
unpaid appearances on shows like The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night
Live. Neither exile lasted very long, as Baldwin
bounced back in a big way with roles in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Boss Baby,
and a hosting gig for ABC’s reboot of the classic game show Match Game. Oh yeah, and he also found success with a
certain political impression on a certain late night sketch show that he swore he’d
never return to. “Tremendous to be here, just tremendous.” Bill Cosby At the height of his fame, Bill Cosby was
once considered the world’s highest-paid entertainer raking in $84 million in 1986 and ’87 alone,
but he was hiding a dark secret that was finally brought to light by a Temple University employee
who carefully navigated a non-disclosure agreement. “I have been in this business 52 years, and
I will…I’ve never seen anything like this.” According to the Miami Herald, Andrea Constand’s
testimony, where she claimed she was drugged and abused by the sitcom star in 2004, helped
put Cosby behind bars. “I forgave Bill Cosby for what he did to me. And if I did not forgive him, I wouldn’t have
peace.” According to People, Constand met Cosby when
she was working for the Temple University women’s basketball team. She was introduced to the actor by a mutual
friend, and reportedly took a meeting at the star’s mansion in 2004 to discuss her career. That’s when she claimed Cosby drugged her
with what he called quote “herbal medicine” and assaulted her. Constand filed a civil lawsuit in 2005 after
authorities declined to press charges following a criminal investigation, and Cosby, who didn’t
admit any wrongdoing, according to CNN – paid her a $3.38 million settlement. As part of the agreement, neither party was
allowed to disclose details about the lawsuit or investigation, according to Montgomery County prosecutors reopened the
case in 2017 after a dozen women reported similar allegations, and a judge later ruled
that Constand was allowed to cooperate with authorities, and tell her side of the story,
without violating the settlement. Cosby was later sentenced to three to 10 years
in prison. “Why did you do this?” “For justice.” Aziz Ansari Aziz Ansari’s career took a major hit in 2018
when a 23-year-old photographer accused the star of misconduct in a scathing
report. Grace, who’s known only by that pseudonym,
reportedly met the actor and stand-up comic at a 2017 Emmy Awards after party. They exchanged numbers and went out on a date,
which ended back at Ansari’s apartment. “I was thinking maybe we could do something
a little fun tonight, try to spice things up a bit.” According to Grace’s graphic depiction of
the evening, things escalated, and the pair ended up kissing on a countertop. Ansari undressed both of them, which reportedly
made the photographer uncomfortable. She asked to slow things down, but Ansari
allegedly pressured Grace to go further. Grace claimed that she repeatedly refused
Ansari before giving in to his advances. She eventually left Ansari’s apartment in
tears, telling, “I cried the whole ride home. At that point I felt violated. That last hour was so out of my hand.” “It’s really startling if you look at the
difference between the way men are treated on the internet and women are treated on the
internet.” After the news broke, Ansari’s career undeniably
took a hit, whether or not it was self-inflicted. According to Page Six, the comedian was laying
low. The fate of his Netflix series Master of None
was up in the air even though the outlet was reportedly quote “happy to make another season…when
Aziz is ready.” Although he made a statement about the story
shortly after it was published, Ansari fully reflected on it in his stand-up set during
a New York City pop-up show in February 2019. Matt Lauer “What a great job we have. No seriously, when you look you realize all
the things we get to do.” According to Variety, Matt Lauer’s decades-long
career as a TV personality crumbled after an unnamed Today employee, “…Complained about his inappropriate conduct
starting at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.” The outlet reported several more similar accusations,
as well as that of former Today staffer, Addie Zinone, who accused the anchor of a quote,
“abuse of power” when he engaged in an intimate relationship with her. “He was the anchor of the Today Show…” “Oh yeah, he was Matt Lauer.” “He was married.” “Yes.” Zinone told NPR that she decided to speak
out in solidarity of Lauer’s other accusers who were being doubted in the press. While she admitted that her affair with Lauer
in 2000 was consensual, she was only 24 years old, and working as a production assistant
on Today at the time. The problem was in her being an entry-level
employee and him, a top dog. The relationship reportedly changed the course
of her life at a pivotal point in her career. She told the outlet, “I think he preyed on the fact that I was
very naive. And then [his] only seeing the physical side
of me and only wanting that out of me. It shattered my confidence. So I couldn’t focus on my job at all as I
was trying to start my journalism career.” Zinone told Megyn Kelly that Lauer had initially
sent her an in-office message, recalling: “It just said wow you look great…whatever
you’re doing with yourself or in your life it’s certainly agreeing with you. Just wanted to let you know.” According to NBC News, Lauer was fired in
2017 after an investigation into the Sochi incident, and amid emerging allegations from
several other accusers, who spoke with Variety and The New York Times. Danny Masterson The Ranch isn’t exactly one of Netflix’s most
revered comedies, but the show found itself in the spotlight for all of the wrong reasons. Danny Masterson, who starred in the series
alongside Ashton Kutcher, was reportedly written off the show in 2017 following a string of
assault allegations, according to the Daily Beast. HuffPost reported, “Four women have accused the That ‘70s Show
star of [assaulting] them in the early 2000s. At least three of them were fellow Scientologists.” The Scientologist women also allegedly “reported
the incidents to the Church of Scientology at the time.” At least one of the accusers filed a police
report in 2004, but it was allegedly squashed after HuffPost reported the Church of Scientology
“submitted 50 affidavits from Scientologists” denying her account. The case file also reportedly “vanished,”
and the 2017 investigation appeared to stall as the L.A. County district attorney contemplated
filing charges. “I’m not saying I’m a good person. I’m not a good person.” Masterson denied the allegations and hired
Thomas Mesereau, the same lawyer who represented Bill Cosby, to handle the case, but his career
has already been allegedly put to a halt. Sources told that Mesereau
reportedly complained to the DA’s office claiming, “Masterson is unfairly unable to pursue more
career options as long as DA Jackie Lacey delays her decision whether to file charges.” Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Nicki Swift videos about your
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100 Replies to “Stars Whose Careers Were Damaged By Regular People”

  • "If I had known that a famous celebrity with a highly publicized relationship was married for 6 years, none of this would have ever happened."

  • The Ranch is so underrated. It’s very good, Sam Elliott, Ashton Kutcher, and Debra Winger are great. It’s hilarious

  • Good grief! Everyone makes racial slurs. Have you ever heard black people make fun of whites? or anyone other ethnic group? get over it . Im not racist just sick of people claiming victims just because something doesnt go their way(in general)

  • There is a difference between a man forcing himself onto a woman because he's in a higher position, and a woman consensually engaging in a relationship then claiming it was because he is in a powerful position. Let's not get it confused now.

  • Ashton was meant to be with Kunis
    They were just made for each other
    You could tell if you watched the 70’s show

  • Everyone can say I told you so after the incident occurred but I never did like that Bill Cosby I always thought there was something snide about him. He was a comedian I just couldn't see what people thought was funny about him ? But there's lots of people in show biz just like him some have been court and some are still out there.

  • Russell Crowe is actually a pretty nice guy.While he was promoting Gladiator he STAYED signing multiple copies of pictures for people who are literally there to make money off him.While he was taking valuable time doing so,you could hear one jerk insulting him and calling him names hoping Russell would take a swing at him.This was recorded.

  • Arnold was amazing on the Apprentice. He should have been on it the entire time. I wouldn't watch anything with that garbage RUMP if you paid me. Yep, I did spell it RUMP because that is what he is.

  • the russel crow scene they show as a gladeater if you freze the crowd in the left corner of the shot you can see a guy in a t-shirt&jeans &sneakers

  • Your description of Aziz Ansari's case was quite misleading. There was consent. And when she withdrew it, he stopped. In the end he even called her a cab.
    She admitted, that there was no actual wrongdoing, beyond Aziz not being able to read her mind. Bad sex is not misconduct… it is at worst, unfortunate.
    The woman is actually very lucky he didn't sue her for defamation… there is a very clear case for that.

  • 4:18 – with This newfoundland, I know I could create my own vision. Hmm what was that? Oh yeah, acting it was very good acting you forgot who you were.

  • Regular people didn't damage their careers, this title is misleading. These actors actions doomed themselves. Boo to you for blaming the regular people on the title!

  • oh they do that in the middle east with housekeepers. housekeepers from poor countries around there. they are their slaves.

  • Isn't that something. We have a President in the white house that's done far more than these actors have done.

  • Arlnold can do anything, but what I wish he would do the most is my puffy red anus,
    and get some of that sexy brown love honey on his tasty, hard Austrian penis!

  • I feel bad for Arnold Schwarzenegger's son because now he probably thinks he ruined his dads career and stuff which totally isn't true.

  • Arnold was a good politician and made mistakes, many people did the same things or worse and are still out there with a smiling hypocrite face. I wish him all the best for the future

  • I can't believe you Americans care for personal mistakes and cut out people for them and ignore terrible stuff.

  • Who is that Leal chick kidding?? She's nothing more than an opportunistic skankho because she sold the story.

  • Who is that Leal chick kidding?? She's nothing more than an opportunistic skankho because she sold the story. Not saying Kutcher is the clear but let's not kid ourselves about little miss innocent. Like she didn't know who he was or that he was married. What a lying skank.

    Arnold deserved everything he got for marrying into the scumbag Kennedy family.

    Alec Baldwin is garbage who deserves a beating; another totally arrogant whorrywood assclown

    Aziz who????

    Lauer; another leftist hypocrite sexual deviant TURD

    Masterson; wasn't he just named recently in a kiddie porn ring?? He's a scientologist which tells me volumes….

  • they damaged their own careers, they made these decisions on their own, how is it these peoples fault that they told the truth and exposed them

  • The title of this featurette is a lie. It's still interesting to see what brought these celebs down but the authors should be careful of deceiving viewers, lest we decide not to believe other information they present as factual.

  • Weird how the maid only said something about her bastard child with Schwarzenegger after she retired and her income went down…

  • Wow all these terrible things happened to these people and it had absolutely no effect on any of us. Goes to show maybe people should stop paying so much attention to celebrities and start to focus more on themselves and family. Just saying.

  • average Jo's?!?!?!how disrespectful!! who the hell do u think they or u r?! all screwed because they think they can screw other's lives..and treat others trashy because a little money or popularity.. such a shame

  • No man can resist a beautiful woman. I’m sure Ashton attracts women like a moth to a flame. Rich and good looking is a combination that attract aggressive women.

  • it is absolutely inadmissible that people's private lives should cast any influence in their political life.

  • Honestly the worse ever cheating was Arnold cheating on Maria with a Housekeeper nothing attractive, I cant believe he had the courage to sleep with that woman OMG That was very humiliating for Maria and family OMG…Lucky housekeeper her and her son are set for life…
    What really disgusted me about cheating is that huge majority of these men do not uses Condoms, and many times their wives gets bad diseases and mistress pregnant and so on OMG …

  • I love Alec Baldwin, he is an excellent actor…nowadays straight people cant comment about gays we cant say nothing, but they can throw themselves in our throats…we respect them, but they also have to understand that we do not have accept what we dont like and that is it! Mutual respect.

  • About Cosby. the woman was asked why did she do this, and she said, Justice LOL Justice my ass it is all about the money, she receive 3.8 million dollars…if was just justice she wouldn't sue him for money.

  • I know a few Realtors that should be outed for sexual harassment, but you can't go on tv to publicly shame them, and if you go after them civilly they will burry you.

  • It's funny how all these people are male and accused by a female who settles for money. If someone rapes you how can you accept their money? Isn't that prostitution?

  • These people's careers weren't damaged by regular people. They were damaged by their own behaviors and brought to light by regular people. Check your tagline, girl!

  • I'm Not 100% Sure…but I Think those Baldwin's Go All TheWay Back to the Baldwin/Feltz Detective Agency.
    Give That a Google & See What Ya Turn Up…

  • Sheeeeeit. I've met so many A-Holes on the freeway that should be behind bars for trying to run me off the road just so they could get in front of me on a merging lane or interchange off of a bridge.

  • What we do to our stars is low. I feel sorry for anyone famous. Wish them well. And they are not superhuman so we should listen to their politics, etc. Sad.

  • Ashton Kutcher married to Demi Moore was more like a publicity stunts than a real marriage. No one actually really cared about it or really believed it.

  • So….you blame the people for bringing them down and not their own poor, immoral and racist behaviour?? Rightio. Gotcha.

  • The aziz ansari report is actually bullshit, like she said that she gave him "non-verbal queues" and that as soon as she said "no" he stopped. He cant read your mind and when you outwordly said no aziz stopped… That is consent

  • Russell Crowe’s is the reason I know people are full of shit I throw a phone at your stupid ass and now you get 6 million dollars 😒and my career down the drain cause you a greedy snitch … I would wait ten years and kill you after that seriously that person don’t deserve 6 million dollars cause he couldn’t catch a phone 😒

  • i love him even more now…his son looks happy and he is taking an interest…when was his wife when he needed her…

  • 3:50; Marie Shriver didn’t wonder when her petite Hispanic house keeper gave birth to a square face terminator baby with an Austrian accent?!

  • There are two situations talked about in this video that I’m not sure how I feel about?!! 🤔 First Is the Bill Cosby women, I just don’t quite get why she would drink “herbal medicine” without asking any questions as to what was on it or what ailment she had that would warrant medication? I am absolutely NOT blaming her or saying I don’t believe her. The second is the Aziz Ansari situation; I just feel like there’s something off about her account of things. She says she didn’t say no, she says she didn’t try stop it during, she says he wasn’t holding her down or say threatening things that could scare her into submission; she might not have wanted to do it but that’s on her to verbalize that! otherwise how would he know? Sure he’s a dirt bag if he didn’t pick up on her body language or that she wasn’t into it, but i don’t know if I feel like that’s a crime, it just sounds more like regret then assault.

  • Accountability people! Most of these Hollywood idiots and politicians do not understand the sanctity of marriage. Alec Baldwin is a horrible person from what he did to his own daughter to trying to cause an uprising against the POTUS.

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