Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago early Thursday, one day after prosecutors charged him with filing a false police report for what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack last month.

Smollett has been a trending topic on Twitter since the attack and the charges spurred an uptick in both online sympathy and vitriol. The alleged fabrication is one of the biggest superstar scandals in recent memory, but Smollett joins a list of celebrities, athletes and others who faced a similar backlash.

Here are some examples:

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Feb. 21, 2019, Jussie Smollett:

The actor who plays Jamal Lyon on the Fox TV drama "Empire" turned himself in to police after being charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. Authorities say Smollett paid two brothers to help stage an attack that the actor described to police as racist and homophobic in nature. Smollett's attorneys said in court that their client denies the allegations.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Jussie Smollett speaks at the Children's Defense Fund California's 28th Annual Beat The Odds Awards at Skirball Cultural Center on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JANUARY 21: Jussie Smollett is seen at NATPE Miami 2019 - Tyler Perry Keynote 'Living the Dream: A Career in Content' at the Fontainebleau Hotel on January 21, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: Jussie Smollett performs onstage during amfAR Dance2Cure at Bardot on December 1, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Jussie Smollett attends The Trevor Project's 2018 TrevorLIVE Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 02, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 01: Jussie Smollett attends the Black AIDS Institute's 2018 Heroes in The Struggle Gala at California African American Museum on December 01, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Jussie Smollett attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: 'Empire' at The Robin Williams Center on November 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Jussie Smollett is seen in Midtown on November 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Actor and activist Jussie Smollett visits Build Series to discuss the TV show 'Empire' and his work for charitable causes at Build Studio on November 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Jussie Smollett performs onstage at Espolòn Celebrates Day of the Dead at Academy Nightclub on November 1, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images for Espolòn)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Jussie Smollett attends a meet & greet at Bloomingdale's on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Jussie Smollett speaks during the 'Empire' season 5 world premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios on September 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images for Tribeca TV)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Jussie Smollett attends the Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party 2018 at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 15, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 30: Actor Jussie Smollett attends the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Woodruff Arts Center on August 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BMI)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 02: Fergie (L) and Jussie Smollett attend the FOX Summer TCA 2018 All-Star Party at Soho House on August 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 07: Actor/singer Jussie Smollett attends the 2018 Essence Festival - Night 2 at Louisiana Superdome on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22: Jussie Smollet performs during Acoustically Speaking, sponsored by M&Ms, during the 2018 BET Experience at Los Angeles Convention Center on June 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET)
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August 27, 2017, Michael Bennett:

Then a member of the Seattle Seahawks, the defensive end was detained for about 10 minutes by Las Vegas police as they searched a casino for an active shooter, then was released. Bennett insisted he was a victim of racial profiling and excessive force. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said that after an investigation, no such evidence was found. Bennett now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.

February 10, 2015, Brian Williams:

NBC suspended the "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay amid questions about his memories and experiences while covering the Iraq War. Lester Holt was eventually named Williams' replacement on "Nightly News."

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Brian Williams through the years
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: (Exclusive Coverage) Dorothea Bon Jovi, Brian Williams, Jane Williams and Jon Bon Jovi attend the after party for 'Hamilton' Broadway opening night at Pier 60 on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Brian Williams attends the Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden on February 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Journalist Brian Williams hosts onstage at The Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans & The Military Family presented by The Friars Foundation at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for The Friars Club)
NBC NEWS -- Pictured: (l-r) General Wayne A. Downing and Anchor and Managing Editor, Brian Williams of 'NBC Nightly News' during a report from Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq on March 8, 2007 (Photo by Jeff Riggins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Journalist Brian Williams hosts onstage at The Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans & The Military Family presented by The Friars Foundation at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Friars Club)
NBC NEWS -- Pictured: (l-r) Lieutenant General Raymond T. Odierno, Anchor and Managing Editor, Brian Williams of 'NBC Nightly News' and General Wayne A. Downing in Baghdad, Iraq on March 8, 2007 (Photo by Jeff Riggins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC NEWS -- Pictured: (third from left) Anchor and Managing Editor, Brian Williams of 'NBC Nightly News' with American military reports from Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq on March 8, 2007 (Photo by Jeff Riggins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC NEWS -- Pictured: (c) Anchor and Managing Editor, Brian Williams of 'NBC Nightly News' with American military reports from Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq on March 8, 2007 (Photo by Jeff Riggins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC NEWS -- Pictured: (c) Anchor and Managing Editor, Brian Williams of 'NBC Nightly News' with American military reports from Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq on March 8, 2007 (Photo by Jeff Riggins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0196 -- Pictured: (l-r) Journalist Brian Williams during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 16, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 065 -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Brian Williams during an interview with host Seth Meyers on July 7, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Ron Meyer (L), president & COO of Universal Studios and Brian Williams, NBC network news anchorman, attend the world premiere of 'Neighbors,' April 28, 2014 at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, California. Man at right in unidentified. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NBC NEWS-EVENTS -- Education Nation: New York Summit, Day 3 -- Pictured: Brian Williams at NBC News' Education Nation Summit at the New York Public Library in New York on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC NEWS-EVENTS -- Education Nation: New York Summit, Day 3 -- Pictured: Brian Williams and Governor Mitt Romney at NBC News' Education Nation Summit at the New York Public Library in New York on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Brian Williams appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: NBC News anchor Brian Williams and his wife, Jane Stoddard Williams attend the Tribeca Talks Directors Series with Robert De Niro and Brian Williams during the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS -- Pictured: Brian Williams -- As protesters converged on the heart of Cairo in droves on Tuesday, NBC News' Brian Williams was there to speak with those who responded to the call for Egyptians to unite in the largest protest yet in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave (Photo by Subrata De/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Sept. 16, 2015, Steve Rannazzisi:

The comedian and actor admitted to the New York Times that he lied about working in the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11. Rannazzisi said telling the story was "a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough."

Feb. 19, 2015, Bill O'Reilly:

O'Reilly was accused of claiming he had reported in a combat zone for CBS News during the 1982 Falklands War when he was more than 1,000 miles from the front. An article questioning the validity of his story was first published by Mother Jones. O'Reilly vehemently denied the report, saying to any reporters working on a story about him, "I am coming after you with everything I have." He was fired from Fox News in 2017 amid harassment allegations.

Jan. 18, 2013, Lance Armstrong:

The disgraced seven-time Tour de France winner admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs during those championship rides. He later settled a $100 million lawsuit with the federal government.

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Lance Armstrong of USA raises his arms as he crosses as a winner the finish line of the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Chalons-sur-Marne and Verdun July 11
Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong of the United States addresses a news conference, January 10, marking his return to heading the "Cofidis" professional cycling team. Armstrong took part in his first training session January 10 since undergoing treatment for cancer recently. FRANCE CYCLING
Cyclist Lance Armstrong talks to reporters at a news conference in New York, October 16, where it was announced that he will join the U.S. Postal Service pro-cycling team. Armstrong left the sport last October when he was diagnosed with cancer. Armstrong has completed chemotherapy and has fully recovered. SPORT CYCLING
Lance Armstrong of the USA raises his arms on podium after the Tour de France's prologue, a 6.8 km individual time trial at Puy du Fou, western France July 3. Armstrong won the prologue to capture the yellow jersey ahead of Swiss rider Alex Zulle and Abraham Olano of Spain who took the third place. CP/KC
Lance Armstrong of the USA takes a break during the warm up of the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race July 11, a 56.5 kms individual time trial around Metz northern France. Armstrong clocked the best time and regained the yellow jersey of overall leader at an impressive speed of nearly 50 kph. CGW/
Lance Armstrong of the USA rides in the 192km 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Lannemezan to Pau, southwestern France July 21. [David Etxebarria of Spain won the stage. Armstrong retained his yellow jersey of leader in the overall standings]. ??�
U.S. President Bill Clinton receives a yellow leader's jersey from Lance Armstrong, the 1999 winner of the Tour de France, in the Rose Garden of the White House August 10. Armstrong also presented the president with a replica of the bike he used in winning the race. ??�
US Lance Armstrong celebrates his leader's yellow jersey following the 205kms 10th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Dax to Lourdes-Hautacam in the Pyrenees July 10. [Spanish Javier Otxoa won the stage]
Tour de France cycling race winner Lance Armstrong of the USA celebrates his victory with his 9 month-old son Luke on the podium of the 138kms 21th last stage of the three week race which took place within the city of Paris July 23.
US POSTAL SERVICE TEAM RIDER LANCE ARMSTRONG OF THE USA ON HIS WAY TO WIN THE 61KM TIME TRIAL 18TH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE CYCLING RACE. US Postal Service team rider Lance Armstrong of the USA in action on his way to win the 61km individual time trial 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Montlucon to Saint-Amand-Montrond July 27, 2001. Armstrong of the USA retains the yellow jersey of overall leader.
Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong waves as he concludes his remarks during a ceremony for Armstrong outside the main branch of the U.S. Post Office in New York City, August 2, 2001. Armstrong, a member of the U.S. Postal Service Team, won his third consecutive Tour de France on July 29, 2001.
Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of the USA rides with a U.S. flag as he celebrates his victory on the Champs Elysees along with his team members July 23. Armstrong won his second consecutive Tour de France. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini PP03050079 PP05040148 JNA/
US Postal team rider Lance Armstrong of the USA rides to take the third place in the 49km individual time-trial nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Pornic and Nantes July 26, 2003. Cofidis team rider David Millard of Britain won the stage and Armstrong retained the overall race leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard JNA/
US Postal rider Lance Armstrong of the United States raises his arms as he crosses the finish line to win the 205.5 km long 13th stage of the Tour de France from Lannemezan to Plateu de Beille, France, July 17, 2004. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay LE/AA
Six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong announces his retirement as Discovery team director Johan Bruyneel (L) listens during a press conference prior to the start of the Tour de Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, April 18, 2005. Armstrong,who will retire after this year's Tour de France, stated that "Ultimately, athletes have to retire....my time has come." REUTERS/Tami Chappell TLC
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of the U.S. arrives for a news conference in Tenerife, Spain's Canary Islands, December 4, 2008. Astana team mates Armstrong and Alberto Contador rode together on Wednesday for the first time since Armstrong announced his comeback from retirement. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero (SPAIN)
Astana rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S. waits for the start of the 262-km tenth stage of the Giro d'Italia from Cuneo to Pinerolo, May 19, 2009. Italy's Danilo Di Luca won the stage and retained the leader's pink jersey. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY SPORT CYCLING IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Astana rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S. holds his cap while on the podium after the final 21st stage of the 96th Tour de France cycling race between Montereau-Fault-Yonne and Paris July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (FRANCE SPORT CYCLING IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Seven times Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong reacts during a question and answer session at the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit in Dublin August 24, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (IRELAND SPORT CYCLING HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Cyclist Lance Armstrong of the U.S. speaks to journalists as he leaves his bus before taking part in Geoff Thomas's 'One Day Ahead' charity event during a stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Muret to Rodez, France, July 16, 2015. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong made a low key return to the Tour de France on Thursday when the American cancer survivor set off on a charity ride that follows the route of this year's race. REUTERS/Fred Lancelot
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Lance Armstrong cycles with local cyclists during a ride in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges on December 19, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Jan. 16, 2013, Manti Te'o:

Te'o and Notre Dame, where the linebacker played at the time, issued a statement saying Te'o had been the victim of a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua and others conspired "to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia" after Deadspin published a story detailing the fake relationship. Te'o played for the New Orleans Saints last season.

Jan. 27, 2006, James Frey:

The author of the 2003 memoir "A Million Little Pieces" admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he partially fabricated or embellished parts of the book. Winfrey, who had included the memoir in her book club, chastised him for the lies. In 2018, it was announced that the book will be brought to the big screen .

March 17, 2005, Lil' Kim:

The Grammy-winning rapper was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station. She was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and fined $50,000.

March 5, 2004, Martha Stewart:

Stewart was convicted of lying to prosecutors about a stock sale and sentenced to five months in federal prison. Since her release, Stewart has hosted numerous talk shows and cooking programs.

August 17, 1998, President Bill Clinton:

Months after famously declaring he "did not have sexual relations with that woman," President Clinton gave a nationally televised statement to admit to having a relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky that was "not appropriate." In December 1998, the Republican-led House voted to impeach Clinton but he was eventually acquitted in the Senate and remained in office.

March 16, 1994, Tonya Harding:

A former Olympic figure skater, Harding pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution in the attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan. As part of the plea deal, Harding resigned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association, ending her amateur career. She was also fined $100,000 and given three years' supervised probation.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - CIRCA 1991: Figure Skater Tonya Harding of the United States competes in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships circa 1991 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
OAKLAND - 1991: Tonya Harding of the USA performs in the fall Skate America figure skating competition held in 1991 at the Oakland-Alameda County Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
American figure skater Tonya Harding performs at the 1991 World Championships. (Photo by Gilbert Iundt; Jean-Yves Ruszniewski/TempSport/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1992: Figure Skater Tonya Harding of the United States competes in a figure skating competition circa 1992. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding posing in front of brown backdrop (no caps). (Photo by Rex Rystedt/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, : U.S. figure skating champion Tonya Harding (R) listens to her coach Diane Rawlinson during a practice session early 18 January 1994 in Portland, Oregon. Federal and local investigators are trying to determine if Tonya Harding's money, some of it from Olympic sources, paid for the attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. (Photo credit should read POOL/AFP/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 24: Young fans of U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding look on while she takes a break from training at the Clackamas Town Center mall rink, 24 January 1994, as a grand jury continues its meetings on whether to indict her in the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. A news report in the Portland Oregonian newspaper said prosecutors have enough evidence to charge Harding. (Photo credit should read EUGENE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 27: U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding reads from a prepared text 27 January 1994 during a press conference at the Multnomah County Athletic Club, Oregon. Harding admitted that she failed to tell authorities what she knew about the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. Harding also denied planning to injure Kerrigan and asked to remain on the U.S. Olympic team. (Photo credit should read CRAIG STRONG/AFP/Getty Images)
Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan, both from USA, during a training session of the 1994 Winter Olympics. It's just one month after Harding became notorious for allegedly conspiring to harm competitor Nancy Kerrigan in an attack. (Photo by Dimitri Iundt/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 9: Tonya Harding sits for an interview in Portland. OR. for the program 'Eye to Eye with Connie Chung.' Image dated February 9, 1994. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HAMAR - FEBRUARY 17: U.S.A. figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan, background, and Tonya Harding, foreground, face each other on the ice during a practice session at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Hamar, Norway on Feb. 17, 1994. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 23: Tonya Harding of the USA competes in the Technical Program portion of the Women's Figure Skating competition of the 1994 Winter Olympics on February 23, 1994 at the Hamar Olympic Hall in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY - FEBRUARY 25: Tonya Harding of the USA competes in the Free Skate portion of the Women's Figure Skating competition of the 1994 Winter Olympics on February 25, 1994 at the Hamar Olympic Hall in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
FILES, NORWAY - DECEMBER 15: US figure skaters Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan avoid each other during a training session 17 February in Hamar, Norway, during the Winter Olympics. Kerrigan was hit on the knee in January 1994 during the US Olympic Trials and it was later learned that Harding's ex-husband and bodyguard masterminded the attack in hopes of improving Harding's chances at the US Trials and the Olympics. (COLOR KEY: Harding has yellow) (Photo credit should read VINCENT AMALVY/AFP/Getty Images)
Tonya Harding and Paula Jones square off at the official weigh-in for 'Celebrity Boxing.' The televison show will air March 13 on Fox TV. (Photo by Ted Soqui/Corbis via Getty Images)
CAMUS, WA - AUGUST 8: Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding speaks to reporters about her sentencing, as she exits the Camus/Washougal Municipal Court on August 8, 2002 in Camus, Washington. Harding was sentenced to 30 days detention, with 20 days suspended, for violating her probation from an assault case after admitting she was driving drunk when arrested in April of 2002. (Photo by Greg Wahl-Stephens/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 13: Tonya Harding attends the opening weekend of Smokin' Joe Frazier's Sportzbox at Bally's Atlantic City on June 13, 2009 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 05: Tonya Harding attends Premiere Of Neon's 'I, Tonya' at the Egyptian Theatre on December 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend NEON and 30WEST Present the Los Angeles Premiere of 'I, Tonya' Supported By Svedka on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for NEON)
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Nov. 19, 1990, Milli Vanilli:

The duo thought to be vocalizing hit songs like "Girl You Know It's True" and "Blame It on the Rain" had their Grammy taken away by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences after its producer confirmed rumors that Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan were only front men on the album that won them Best New Artist. The two later put out an album called "Rob & Fab" using their own voices. Pilatus died in 1998.

August 24, 1989, Pete Rose:

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti banned Rose from baseball for life. At the time, Rose was managing the Cincinnati Reds. Giamatti said he had evidence that Rose had bet on baseball games, specifically ones involving the Reds. Multiple reinstatement efforts to allow Rose back into MLB's good graces have failed. Giamatti died eight days after Rose's banishment.

Jan. 28, 1972, Clifford Irving:

Said to be writing a supposed autobiography about the notoriously reclusive Howard Hughes, Irving admitted to forging the book. The confession came a few weeks after Hughes gave a telephone conference with reporters to say he had never met Irving. Hughes' lawyer sued Irving and his publisher. Irving was eventually found guilty of fraud and sentenced to six months in prison. He died in 2017.

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