By now, the storyline is all too familiar: A longstanding celebrity falls from grace after allegations of sexual misconduct come to light. The latest alleged predator may never have been an angel in the public eye, but the scope and extent of the allegations have still proven shocking, drawing public ire and backlash around the globe.
In yet another run-in with the law, singer Chris Brown made headlines for an arrest in Paris, France, on suspicion of rape. Details are still sparse. Brown and two others (including a bodyguard) had apparently met the 24-year-old accuser at a Parisian nightclub. She accompanied them to the 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where the alleged incident took place. Brown was briefly detained, then released with no charges filed. The investigation is still ongoing.
There's a saying: "He who rises high, falls far." And for rapper Tekashi69, the fall looks to be very far indeed.
One of the NFL's best running backs, Kareem Hunt, came under fire when TMZ released security camera footage of an assault. The video shows Hunt repeatedly shoving a woman, at one point to the floor, and kicking her. The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt soon after the footage came out on November 30th, but the actual incident took place last February.
The former wide receiver's brief NFL career has long been overshadowed by the dark chapter that unfolded in Charlotte in November 1999. Rae Carruth's girlfriend, Cherica Adams (who, by his account, had only been a booty call) was 30 weeks pregnant with his baby. Carruth had asked her to get an abortion. She refused.
Tommie Lee is no stranger to police. The 34-year-old mother of two and volatile star of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta has been arrested more than 30 times over the years. She's faced charges ranging from theft and disorderly conduct to forgery, battery and hijacking (of a bus, apparently). One of her daughters was even born in jail.
Kanye West is on a roll. After an off-air rant in support of President Trump at his SNL appearance earlier this month, he went on to meet with the president himself at the White House last week. Instead of a dialogue, however, Trump found himself upstaged when Kanye launched into an impassioned 10-minute monologue.
Cardi B, the "Bodack Yellow" rapper known for her aggressive, in-your-face style, is apparently aggressive in her personal life, too. She turned herself in to the NYPD on Monday for charges stemming from a violent altercation at a Queens strip club last August.
Kayne West is no stranger to controversy. Yet his last memorable blowup on national television - stealing the mic from a wide-eyed Taylor Swift during the VMA Awards - was back in 2015. So was his storm-the-stage moment with Beck at the Grammys. In other words, he's been long overdue for another.
His lighthearted, family-friendly image long gone, comedian Bill Cosby is serving a prison sentence of three to ten years at a state correctional institute in Pennsylvania. The sentence came down months after Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a young woman. With good behavior, he'll likely serve only three years.