6. Woody Allen
Hollywood film director, Woody Allen is some sort of a Hollywood institution. He’s been directing award-winning for over six decades, winning four Oscars while also working as a writer, actor, and a comedian. Despite his immense achievements and talents, Allen is one of the most controversial figures in Hollywood.
Back in 1992, Allen split up with his then-girlfriend, actress Mia Farrow. The main reason for their breakup shocked the world: Allen was having a sexual affair with Farrow’s 22-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, who he would go on to marry. As anyone would expect, the breakup was very bitter and full of counter-accusations.
Allen and Farrow were involved in a very bitter and public custody battle. In their agreement, Allen would visit his children at Farrow’s home, just across the street from where he lived in Manhattan while Farrow went shopping. During one of those visits, it’s alleged that Allen sexually abused another Farrow’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
The director would deny the allegation and was cleared of any wrongdoing by a panel of psychologists even after a judge had described his behavior as “grossly inappropriate”.