14 Celebrities who’ve had a Sudden Fall from Grace
Mel Gibson actually had some great acting chops, so why couldn’t he just act like a guy who doesn’t hate Jews? In 2006, the Braveheart actor was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu when he unleashed a profane anti-Semitic rant on his arresting officers claiming, “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Gibson’s career dropped off almost immediately and it looked as though he’d never recover, but Hollywood doesn’t seem to have that great of a memory considering he received a 2016 Oscar nod for Best Director.
Ravens running back Ray Rice was once beloved for his generosity and kindness and was even voted the most charitable person in Baltimore in 2012. But in 2014, his reputation was destroyed overnight when a disturbing incident was caught on tape. Security camera footage taken from inside an elevator was released that showed Rice punching his fiancée so hard she was knocked unconscious. Rice was quickly suspended by the NFL and dropped by the Ravens.