100 Most Talked About Scandals of the Decade

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61. Chipotle norovirus outbreak
> Year: 2016

Mexican-themed fast-food chain Chipotle suffered a public relations disaster when reports revealed the presence of norovirus in its food. The food was infected by sick employees.

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62. Yahoo accounts scandal
> Year: 2016

Yahoo suffered several PR blows in 2016, including CEO Marissa Mayer’s insensitive jokes about layoffs, the hacking of 500 million accounts, and revelations the company allowing the FBI to view private emails.

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63. Olympic swimmer lies about robbery
> Year: 2016

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was caught in a lie when he said he was robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Brazil.

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64. Depp, Pitt abuse claims
> Year: 2016

More abuse stories regarding male actors surfaced in 2016. Johnny Depp was accused of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard, and Brad Pitt was accused of abusing his son Maddox. Both Depp and Pitt got divorced from spouses Heard and Angelina Jolie.

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65. ‘Access Hollywood’ tape with Trump
> Year: 2016

An “Access Hollywood” tape with Donald Trump and Billy Bush participating in lewd, vulgar, and appropriate remarks about women got the presidential candidate in hot water, and Bush stopped doing a segment for the “Today” show.

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66. Theranos shutters its labs
> Year: 2016

Theranos closed its labs amid a federal probe that looked into claims about its blood-testing technology.

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67. US gymnastics coach accused of molesting gymnasts
> Year: 2016

An investigation by the Indianapolis Star revealed sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar, the former coach of the U.S. gymnastics team.

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68. Sharapova tests positive
> Year: 2016

Tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for a banned substance and was suspended from the professional tennis tour for nine months. She also lost an endorsement deal with Nike.

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69. Team Russia banned from Olympics
> Year: 2016

A doping scandal involving Russian athletes led to the team being banned from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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70. Griffin and Trump mock severed head
> Year: 2017

Comedian Kathy Griffin nearly scuttled her career after she was filmed showing a severed dummy’s head that resembled President Donald Trump.