In January 2011, actor Charlie Sheen entered rehab and "Two and a Half Men," the show he starred on, where he was earning $1.8 million an episode, was put on hold.
In 2011, an investigation found humanitarian and author Greg Mortenson's bestselling book "Three Cups of Tea" was filled with fabrications.
In 2011, then-rising Democrat and former congressman Anthony Weiner sent a lewd picture to a college student.
In 2011, former CIA director and four-star general David Petraeus was caught leaking confidential documents to his mistress Paula Broadwell.
In October 2012, the International Cycling Union confirmed seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong had been doping for 13 out of the 19 years he'd been professionally cycling.
In 2013, NFL star Aaron Hernandez — who had signed a $40 million contract with the New England Patriots at 22 — was found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of his onetime friend Odin Lloyd.
Beginning in 2013, Eike Batista, an oil and mining tycoon — and at one point Brazil's richest man — lost $34.5 billion over the course of 18 months.
In 2013, Oscar Pistorius — a Paralympic winner and the first double-amputee to compete against able-bodied runners in the Olympics — shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
In 2013, one of celebrity chef Paula Deen's employees sued her, accusing her of racial discrimination.
In December 2013, Ian Watkins, lead singer of the Welsh rock band Lostprophets, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for multiple sexual offenses against children.
In 2014, 20 women and a man accused CBC radio star Jian Ghomeshi of sexual misconduct, including hitting, biting, and choking them. He was acquitted in 2016.
NFL star Ray Rice was one of the best running backs in football between 2009 and 2012. In September 2014, security footage showed him punching his fiancée, Janay Palmer, in a hotel elevator.
Josh Duggar was a star from the TLC reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" and a conservative political lobbyist who opposed civil rights for LGBTQ people on the grounds of "family values." In 2015, his parents confirmed on Fox News that he had molested multiple underage girls, including four of his sisters, when he was 14.
Elizabeth Holmes was the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. In October 2015, a Wall Street Journal investigation revealed her blood-testing company Theranos wasn't providing accurate results.
In December 2015, Mark Salling, a former star of the musical television show "Glee," was arrested for possessing child pornography.
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle became famous for losing 200 pounds on a diet of primarily Subway sandwiches.
In 2008, fracking billionaire Audrey McClendon was earning $112.5 million with a $75 million bonus, making him the highest-paid CEO in the S&P 500.
Former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was kicked out of the company he had built in July 2016, after journalists uncovered that numerous employees accused him of sexual harassment. He was set to receive more than $40 million from the remainder of his contract but died in 2017.
In February 2017, three former gymnasts accused national gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
In April 2017, a New York Times investigation revealed Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly had paid $13 million in settlements to women who accused him of harassment.
In July 2017, R&B singer R. Kelly was accused of trapping women in a sex cult.
In October 2017, the New Yorker and New York Times published exposés on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In October 2017, Amazon's programming chief Roy Price was put on indefinite leave by the studio after Isa Hackett, an executive producer, accused him of sexual harassment. He now works as an art dealer in Hong Kong.
In October 2017, fashion photographer Terry Richardson was banned from Condé Nast following allegations of sexual harassment. Vogue had already banned him back in 2010.
In October 2017, nine women accused television commentator and political analyst Mark Halperin of sexual misconduct.
In October 2017, Leon Wieseltier, a former longtime editor at the New Republic, was accused of sexual harassment by former colleagues. It resulted in his new magazine, called Idea, being canceled before its first issue. He apologized for his conduct.
In 2018 it was revealed that 395 women had accused director James Toback of sexual harassment. But he didn't face criminal charges because the accusations occurred outside California's statute of limitations.
In November 2017, anchor Matt Lauer was fired from NBC for "inappropriate sexual behavior." He had been earning $25 million a year.
In November 2017, six women accused director and producer Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct. He denied all the claims through his lawyer.
In November 2017, Broadway star Anthony Rapp accused two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment.
In November 2017, eight women accused TV host Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct. He was promptly fired by Bloomberg, PBS, and CBS News. Rose had denied the allegations.
Starting in December 2017, eight women accused former senator and "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken of sexual misconduct.
In December 2017, multiple people accused celebrity chef Mario Batali of sexual harassment. He apologized and stepped back from his professional life.
In December 2017, 18 women accused "One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment. He was fired from the show "The Royals." Schwahn hasn't publicly responded to the allegations.
In April 2018, comedian Bill Cosby was convicted of three felony counts of indecent assault. More than 50 women accused him of sexual misconduct.
In May 2018, sitcom star Roseanne Barr sent out a racist tweet saying former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was like an ape from the TV show "Planet of the Apes."
In May 2018, former socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein filed for bankruptcy after going through the $2.5 billion she kept after divorcing billionaire art dealer Alec Wildenstein in 1999. As of May 2018, the value of all her assets was only $16.4 million, less than 1% of what she had at the time of her divorce.
In September 2018, The New Yorker reported that 12 people had accused former network chief executive Les Moonves of sexual harassment and abuse, often with the promise of parts in shows.
In October 2018, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly, formerly one of Fox News' highest-rated hosts, defended using blackface in Halloween costumes during an episode of "Megyn Kelly Today."
In November 2018, the Miami Herald published an investigation about allegations of sex trafficking by financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
In December 2018, Australia's highest-ranking Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, was found guilty of sexually abusing two choirboys 22 years earlier. In March 2019, he was sentenced to six years in prison.
In December 2018, Oscar-winning director Bryan Singer was fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody" for reportedly not showing up for work. In 2019, The Atlantic published a piece that alleged Singer had sex with four underage boys.
In September 2019, Antonio Brown, one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, said he would no longer play after his trainer accused him of rape.