16 celebrities you didn’t know were accused of sexual misconduct or abuse

There’s a darker side to celebrities who are “just like us.” As we saw in the explosive case of Bill Cosby, many of our favorite celebs (and even beloved TV dads) have been accused of committing sex crimes.

Bringing awareness to this issue is important, especially when it comes to prominent figures in the media. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the U.S. But because of lingering shame and a societal stigma, many victims are reluctant to come forward or don’t know who to ask for help. As a result, only six out of every 1,000 perpetrators of sexual crimes will see prison time.