100 Most Talked About Scandals of the Decade

Source: johnklos / Flickr

71. Fyre Festival flop
> Year: 2017

Poor logistics for the Fyre Festival on Great Exuma island turned the event into a fiasco, becoming the subject of two documentaries about the chaotic festival.

Source: Getty Images / Getty Images

72. United drags passenger off plane
> Year: 2017

United Airlines experienced a public relations nightmare and was the subject of an attempted boycott when the carrier dragged a bloodied passenger off an overbooked flight.

Source: Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images

73. O’Reilly spun out of Fox over sex harassment claims
> Year: 2017

“The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly was dropped by Fox News after it was revealed the commentator paid five women hush money to suppress sexual harassment charges.

Source: Earl Gibson III / Getty Images

74. R. Kelly cult rumors
> Year: 2017

Rapper R. Kelly was accused of forcibly housing women at his homes in Chicago and Atlanta, not letting them eat without his permission, and forcing them to perform sex acts.

Source: William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

75. Bill Cosby walks
> Year: 2017

Comedian Bill Cosby, accused of sexual assault, walked free following a mistrial in Pennsylvania.

Source: Heisenberg Media / Wikimedia Commons

76. Criminal probes against Uber CEO
> Year: 2017

Criminal probes were launched against Uber, claiming the ride-sharing service was allegedly using software to avoid regulators in areas where it was operating illegally. Travis Kalanick was forced to step down as CEO following allegations that a culture of sexual harassment existed under his leadership.

Source: coffeekai / iStock

77. Facebook and Russia
> Year: 2017

Facebook faced scrutiny following reports that bogus accounts on the social media platform linked to Russia purchased ads that sought to influence the U.S. election.

Source: nanpalmero / Flickr

78. Lauer fired amid sex misconduct claims
> Year: 2017

Longtime “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer was fired amid sex misconduct allegations.

Source: Christopher Polk / Getty Images

79. Spacey accused of sexual abuse
> Year: 2017

Kevin Spacey was fired from the long-running Netflix series “House of Cards” and removed from the already completed film “All the Money in the World” over sexual assault and misconduct claims made by men.

Source: Pool / Getty Images

80. Harvey Weinstein serial sex assault claims
> Year: 2017

More than 100 actresses came forward to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct going back decades, leading to the #MeToo movement.