16 Famous People Betrayed By People They Trusted

That anonymous, non-celeb life is looking pretty good right now.
16 Famous People Betrayed By People They Trusted

Being famous means opening yourself up to…[checks notes]…everyone in the entire world wanting something from you. Once you get your name in lights, once you get a recognizable face that makes passers-by on the street act like they know you, certain difficulties emerge. People want money, people want to take pictures with you while you're trying to have dinner, people want to pitch you ideas for movies/TV shows/whatever your field is. So having a stable of people you can trust is important. It's easy to joke about celebrities having massive entourages, but those entourages serve a purpose.


Famous people need to have at least a few handlers they trust, such as managers, coaches, teachers and so on, to guide them and help them make good decisions. But it turns out that sometimes those same people turn out to be predatory sleazebags who take advantage of celebrities, even to the point of doing them actual harm.

And they still get paid.

Keya Morgan, Stan Lee's former business manager, was arrested on elder abuse charges in 2019. Charges included false imprisonment and stealing over $2
CHUCK PALAHNIUK ALMOST WENT BROKE after an accountant from his literary agency embezzled $3.4 million from their clients. CUB CHUCK PALAHNIUK Club de
When Janis Joplin's manager learned about her drug problem, he took out a $200K life insurance policy on her. Janis Joplin & Albert Grossman It didn't
CRACKEDC Keith Moore, Sting's financial advisor of 15 years, swindled over $9 million out of him in 1995. 8ILS 130 P SHA 882ShL Moore had set up 108 a
Wil Wheaton's troubles with his manager began CRACKED COM before he was even ten years old, since she was his mother, Debbie. Wheaton says he never wa
NBA champion Kevin Garnett is suing his accountants for letting wealth manager Charles Banks IV defraud him out of $77 million. CELTICS - Banks is cur
Uma Thurman F6 sued 146661 C her former financial advisor HE H @ EMOC VE998402I DEAE HA05572 She lost over $2 million to Kenneth Starr's Ponzi scheme.
Alanis Morrisette's business manager stole $4.8 million from her. He took it in small chunks over six years, hoping she wouldn't notice. To hide it, h
CRACKEDCON Dane Cook's half-brother, Darryl Mccauley, was sentenced to 6 years in prison and ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for embezzling
Boy band singer and Disney Channel actor Ricky Garcia sued his ex-manager for sexual assault. 5an Sherna N SHERMAN HOUSE OF HOLLN Original Since 1963
During the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr. was ordered by his Renault racing team to deliberately crash SO that fellow
Alyssa Milano alleges she and her husband lost $10 million because their managers were lazy grifters. ZER H1 She says they kept the couple in the dark
Shannen Doherty's CRACKEDOON former business management firm Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson neglected to renew the actress' health insurance, causin
Jewel's mom became her manager, and treated her like an ATM. In 2003, after many multiplatinum albums and a decade of touring, Jewel found out her net
Lou Pearlman, creator of the boy band N Sync, worded his contract with the group SO that he would be entitled to 90% of their earnings while the band
Britney Spears' ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, has been such a plague... ...she's had to file a restraining order against him. Twice. The first one was filed
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