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15 Celebrities Who Ruined Their Career With One Moment – Part 2

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15 Celebrities Who Ruined Their Career With One Moment – Part 2

With our first rendition of our list, we covered some of the most despicable celebrities in Hollywood history. People like Tila Tequila who flaunts her love of Hitler, and Stephen Collins of 7th Heaven fame who sexually assaulted minors.

We included now former celebrities who are rotting in jail, where they absolutely deserve to be. And as shocking as that list was, the list below is going to be even harder to stop reading.

Anyone has the ability to turn their life upside down at only a moment’s notice. Celebrities are definitely no exception to that. In fact, celebrities have the ability to cost themselves millions of dollars in only a matter of minutes.

Many of these stars had the opportunity to still be some of the most relevant stars in today’s society, but when you read about the situations that they got themselves in, you’ll understand why you don’t hear about many of them anymore.

Granted, one of our stars is also deceased and many of them are currently spending years in prison for acts that’ll leave you horrified. Especially because many of them used their star power to seduce minors.

You may be jealous of the life that celebrities live, but you aren’t going to be jealous of any of the moments that these celebrities had to go through below.

15. Austin Jones Got His Underage Fans To Send Explicit Videos To Prove Fandom

Austin Jones was making himself a nice career with his YouTube channel in which he frequently showed off his musical talent.

But you’re going to be disgusted when you hear that he used his fame to get underage women to send him explicit material.

In fact, Jones would bait the women into sending racier and racier material as ways to prove just how much they love his music. Many of the women sent multiple videos, including one woman who allegedly sent over 20 to Jones.

Jones, who is currently 24 years old, was well aware that the women he was seducing were underage and it is reported there may be transcripts of the victims saying they’re underage on multiple occasions.

This is a developing story but may lead to Jones spending upwards of 15 years in jail.

14. Ronda Rousey’s Knockout And Subsequent Downfall

Ronda Rousey spent years as being the face of Women’s MMA, but one kick to her face sent her tumbling to the mat and a downward spiral that has been hard to overcome.

Rousey’s loss to Holly Holm back in 2015 not only ended her reign as champion but also led to Rousey losing a huge chunk of her marketability. All of which was shattered even more when Rousey lost her following fight in 48 seconds.

Rousey’s downfall didn’t just hurt her in the ring, as her potential upcoming film Roadhouse has been shelved following her dip in popularity.

While you may be so thankful that Roadhouse isn’t getting a remake, it’s evident that Rousey’s career would be going smoother had she stayed dominant in the ring.

13. Mama June Was Caught In Bed With Child Abuser

Several of the projects that the celebrities on our list have done have helped make the world a better place. It’s harder to say that about Honey Boo Boo. The horrific reality show which followed Mama June and her family came to an end suddenly in 2014 when a photo emerged of Mama June in bed with Mark McDaniel.

McDaniel was a former child molester, who had also assaulted a relative of Mama June that was only 8 years old at the time. Mama June had dated McDaniel prior to his prison sentence.

Despite the photo becoming public knowledge, Mama June denied having seen him,

“I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger, I love my kids too much. That is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and don’t seem to want to see that person.”

Adding insult to injury, TLC later reported that Mama June wouldn’t be paid her entire salary because her actions directly led to the end of the series.

12. Columbus Short Held A Knife To His Wife’s Throat

Scandal is currently going into its 7th (and final) season and is one of the most critically successful television series in recent memory. Columbus Short was along for that ride for the first 3 seasons, but his departure from the show was marred by scandals (…we had to)

“I was struggling with drugs. I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life… I was doing cocaine and drinking a lot, and trying to balance a 16-hour work schedule a day, and a family, and I just lost myself back then,” admitted Short.

Short also pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor domestic violence. TMZ wrote that Short allegedly threatened to kill his, now ex, wife while holding a knife to her throat. Short has had issues in the past with abuse, including abusing a child.

11. Jeremy Clarkson Punched A Producer And Lost His Job On Top Gear

The television series Top Gear has gone through some changes at the hosting positions over the years. One of the most famed was Jeremy Clarkson, but one punch ended up costing him millions.

During a fight with one of the producers, Clarkson decided to get violent leading the BBC (who produce the series) to issue the statement,

“Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”

Clarkson was already on thin ice for previous incidents, including getting caught saying the n-word on camera.

10. Lisa Robin Kelly’s Drinking Led To Her Departure From That ’70s Show

There are several actors that were involved with That ’70s Show that didn’t make it to the end of the series. But Lisa Robin Kelly not only was done with the show after the 5th season, the actress was literally just replaced.

It wasn’t by her choice though, as Kelly admitted in a past interview as to the demons she was facing

“I had lost a baby. As a result of that, I lost it. I lost everything and I was abusing alcohol. I was guilty of a drinking problem. And I ran.”

The 6th season was potentially a big season for her character, as she had gotten married to Fez, but instead, Kelly’s life continued in a downward spiral that sadly ended with her passing away due to an overdose of multiple drugs.

9. Billy Bush Lost His Job After “Grab Her By The P—-” Incident

Billy Bush has had himself a distinguished career as a television host and radio personality. He was able to spend years on Access Hollywood before being given his own show which he had for years. His biggest break, however, may have been his work on The Today Show. A job he seemingly could have kept for the foreseeable future, at least until the infamous tape was released of him and Trump.

In the clip, which was filmed in 2005, Trump and Bush were seen talking when Trump went “When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything you want…grab them by the pu**y”.

Controversy over the clip was quick to emerge and while Trump went on to BECOME PRESIDENT, Bush’s career was essentially over and he was fired within a month of the clip being released.

8. Toby Willis Ended His Reality Show When Arrested For Child Abuse

Toby Willis relied on his family of 12 and strong Christian background to be the backdrop for what could have been the next big show for TLC. Titled The Willis Family, the family also had a high level of musical talent which led to some of them performing on America’s Got Talent.

The series started airing in 2015, got through 2 seasons was seemingly gearing up what would have been their 3rd season until Toby was arrested in 2016.

It quickly became clear that Willis had sexually assaulted several minors, including 4 counts of alleged rape. Willis pled guilty to the 4 charges and in the process receiving 40 years in prison.

7. Angus T. Jones Said Two And A Half Men Was Filth

Angus T. Jones‘ entire career is due to his role of Jake on the television series Two and a Half Men. But in 2012, Jones had a change of heart and started publicly ripping into the series

“If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it.”

After his subsequent release from the program, Jones said

“I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it and I was still doing it.”

Jones did appear in the series finale after sitting out season 11 (and everything but the finale of season 12). While it doesn’t seem he wants his acting career to go anywhere, that doesn’t change the fact that it absolutely isn’t.

Jones was inspired by his change in religion to Seventh-day Adventist.

6. Axl Smith Used Hidden Cameras To Record Booty Bumping

You might not recognize the name Axl Smith, but this story is too shocking not to share. Smith was a prominent host in Finland, including hosting The Voice (both an adult and kid version), So You Think You Can Dance and even voiced Kristoff in the Finnish version of Frozen.

But then it became public that Axl Smith was secretly recording every woman that he took to bed for some adult activity. Not only that, Smith would then share the videos through the messaging app WhatsApp.

You can understand why this led to the end of his career!

5. Carlos Mencia Was Destroyed After Joe Rogan Called Him Out On Plagiarism

There was a time in society where Carlos Mencia was arguably the most popular comedian. But then Joe Rogan started in on destroying his career. It may have happened over several incidents, but Rogan alongside some other prominent comedians made it their mission to make the world aware as to how much of Mencia’s routine is plagiarized.

The situation became so prominent that South Park also parodied Mencia in their episode “Fishsticks”.

Mencia’s career has been non-existent since 2011, which was the same year that Mencia admitted to undergoing therapy due to the plagiarism situation.

4. Rob Van Dam’s Arrest Led To Dropping Two Championships

Rob Van Dam has spent decades putting his body through hell in order to entertain the countless wrestling fans that have watched him. He has spent a large portion of his career without a role in the main event picture, but things were changing back in 2006 when he was the recipient of not only the WWE Championship but was also the ECW Champion.

Then he got arrested after being pulled over with 18 grams of marijuana and 5 Vicodin. RVD had a long-history with enjoying cannabis, but this news did not go over well with the WWE.

RVD was promptly suspended, but not before he wrestled two more matches both of which saw him lose his championship.

3. Rolf Harris Assaulted 12 Women, Many Who Were Underage

Rolf Harris was one of the most respected entertainers in the entire world and arguably the greatest to ever come out of Australia. He spent time as a singer, actor, composer, television presenter and he even was commissioned to paint a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. But the honors and prestigious accomplishments he earned through his career came crashing down in 2014.

Harris was charged with sexual assault on 12 women, several of which were underage at the time of the assault. After being found guilty on all charges and sentenced to close to 6 years in prison, the Judge put the final slam on the career of Rolf Harris

“You have shown no remorse for your crimes at all. Your reputation now lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honors but you have no one to blame but yourself.”

2. Gary Glitter Used Fame As Musician To Seduce Minors

Gary Glitter at one point in time was one of the most beloved entertainers in the UK. His music had sold over 20 million records and there were plenty of things for the public to love about him.

But things took an immediate turn when in 1997 it became evident that Glitter had a long history of sexually abusing minors. It started when after turning in his computer for repairs, photos of children adult entertainment was found.

Glitter then left the country, eventually settling in Cambodia where he also left after being banned for suspected child abuse. Glitter then went to Vietnam, where yet again, he was accused by 6 women (including some that were underage) of sexually assaulting them.

After spending years in jail and being deported back to Britain, things calmed down for a while. At least until in 2012, it became evident that he sexually assaulted a minor back in the 70s. He was eventually convicted of four counts of indecent assault, one charge of having sex with a minor, 3 other unnamed charges and attempted rape.

1. Brett Butler Chose Vicodin Over Successful Television Series

Grace Under Fire had the potential to become one of those sitcoms from the 90’s that you still throw on and get your binge-watch on to. But the series was given the axe after 5 seasons and in the process, the lead actress Brett Butler‘s career came tumbling down.

As the show slipped with the ratings, Butler’s addiction to Vicodin became more apparent. As did her abusive marriage.

Butler was later fired from the show, but rather than keep the show going (ala Two and a Half Men with Charlie Sheen), the entire series was pulled.

“All in one day, like a bad country song, my husband left me, I got fired, and he even gave my dog to my sister. And I knew for sure it was all over [when] I went to the lot to get my stuff and armed guards escorted me,” said Butler when talking about the day she was fired.

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