Eddie Murphy

Scandals Murphy The actor hit the tabloids in 1997 when he was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies in the wee small hours of the morning in West Hollywood with a cross-dressing prostitute, 20-year-old Atisone Kenneth Seiuli, who was arrested on a prior warrant. Murphy, though, wasn't charged. He later told “Entertainment Tonight”: “It was like they pulled me over. ‘That’s a hooker.’ She has warrants. You be careful, Eddie. Go on home.’ That was it.” Murphy told E! that he had stopped to help Seiuli, who seemed “disjointed” and asked for a lift home. The following year, Seiuli fell to his death from the roof of an apartment building. Smith Just prior to Christmas last year, Smith was quoted in the Scottish newspaper the Daily Record that “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘Let me do the most evil thing I can do today.’ I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set to do what he thought was ‘good.’” After the Anti-Defamation and several other organizations were in an uproar over the remarks, Smith issued a statement saying that the article misrepresented what he said: “It’s an awful and disgusting lie. It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen.... Adolf Hitler was a vile, heinous, vicious killer responsible or one of the greatest acts of evil ever committed on this planet.” Just this past Sunday in The Times, an article focused on the controversy surrounding the Smiths' new private school, New Village Academy in Calabasas, because some of the teachers are members of the Church of Scientology — the Smiths are close friends with Tom and Katie — and the school will utilize teaching methods that were devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Loser: (No one wins in scandals). Both have had their share of troubles, but hands-down this category goes to Murphy.
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