Five Celebrities Whose Careers Fell Apart in 2023

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh January 3, 2024 12:27 AM EDT
Source: Instagram.com/@jonathan_majorsofficial, @@diddy, juliannamargulies

A lot of celebrities lost their cases and reputations in the court of public opinion in 2023. Their misconduct varied from one celebrity to the next. Their alleged offences vary from behaviours that may genuinely land some in jail or cost them their careers.

All of these celebrities lost some public respect, and social media platforms have been buzzing about them in a negative way since 2023.


Puff Daddy, a.k.a. Sean Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy was accused of many sexual assaults in 2023. Casandra Ventura filed a complaint against the rapper and business mogul in November 2023, accusing him of several instances of trafficking, rape, and physical abuse over the years. He resolved the claim the next day for an unknown price. But that was only the beginning of his troubles. Days after the Cassie allegation, he was accused of drugging and sexually abusing a lady in 1991. In December 2023, he was accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old in 2003. So far, he has disputed the allegations and has even agreed to settle some out of court. Diddy has since lost several business deals as a result of the various scandals. He had a Hulu reality series cancelled in December 2023.

Jonathan Majors

Hollywood actor, Jonathan Majors, 34, appeared to be the next big thing in the movie industry at the start of 2023: the future of the MCU was based on his character, Kang; he was a vital element of Michael B. Jordan’s “Creed” trilogy. But, in March, he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, actress Grace Jabbari, in the back seat of a chauffeured SUV.

After a trial in New York in December 2023, actor Jonathan Majors was convicted of abusing his then-girlfriend. She testified in court that she suffered a fractured finger, bruises, a cut behind her ear, and “excruciating” agony. He faces up to a year in prison during his sentencing in February 2024, although he is more likely to receive probation instead. After his conviction, Marvel cancelled all his contracts to continue is role as ‘Kang’in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).


In August 2023, three of her former dancers accused singer Lizzo of sexual harassment, body shaming, and creating a toxic work environment. Sophia Nahli Allison, an Oscar-nominated director, also issued a public statement regarding her interactions with the artist. “She treated me with such contempt. I saw how arrogant, self-centred, and cruel she is.” Quinn Whitney Wilson, Lizzo’s former creative director, and dancer Courtney Hollinquest also came forward to claim similar treatment. Lizzo formally denied the accusations.

It’s too early to say which deals or contracts she will lose because there will very certainly be further developments. However, she has lost almost 220,000 Instagram followers. She may never recover from these shocking claims.

Julianna Margulies

The “Good Wife” actor, 57, was in deep water after making comments on the Israel-Hamas conflict on the November 20 episode of “The Back Room with Andy Ostroy” podcast. She also stated that a “black lesbian club” at Columbia University “put up signs that said, ‘No Jews allowed,'” for a recent movie screening. “As someone who plays a lesbian journalist on ‘The Morning Show,’ I am more offended by it as a lesbian than I am as a Jew.” She also criticised African Americans who support Palestine, stating, “To me, the fact that the entire black community isn’t standing with us says either they don’t know, or they’ve been brainwashed to hate Jews.”

People on X, now known as Twitter, condemned her statements as an “unhinged rant” and referred to her as “a racist and homophobic pos.”

David Choe

Shortly after Ali Wong and Steven Yeun’s “Beef” launched on Netflix, its good buzz was tainted by scandal: cast member David Choe had a disturbing tape emerge and go viral on social media. The 2014 video showed him discussing sexually abusing a masseuse at a Los Angeles spa and bragging about being a “successful rapist,” a tale he subsequently claimed he made up. Viewers vowed to boycott the show when it went viral in April.