Kevin Spacey is probably in some of your favorite movies from the 1990s, including Swimming with Sharks,The Usual Suspects, Se7en, LA Confidential, A Time To Kill, and American Beauty. He’s won two Oscars, multiple Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild awards, and critic awards.
He’s really good at playing creeps, but it turns out it wasn’t really acting. More than 30 people have accused him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. What a creep!
This episode was inspired by the 2016 Cohen Brothers movie Hail Cesar which stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansen, Tilda Swinton, and Josh Brolin playing a very fictionalized version of longtime MGM enforcer—Eddie Mannix. The film presents him as a lovable rogue and family man who has the tough job of keeping his stars in check. He was known as “the Fixer” and in reality, there was little to love about the man.
Mannix was a ruthless thug who would beat up anyone who caused him a problem and made some folks disappear altogether. He had plenty of enablers including Richard Strickling (MGM Publicity Director) and Louis B. Mayer (President of MGM and past Creep.)
Today, we are sticking to Mannix’s assholery with some of the creepiest moments in Hollywood legend.
Trigger warning: Domestic Violence, sexual assault, and murder
It is the beginning of a new season and we are beginning it with a trio of Creeps who have been featured in the recent news. They are harassers, exploiters, and total shitheads–just the kind we like to roast!
Get ready to rage out!
Trigger warnings: Descriptions of violence, sexual assault, grooming by a predator, workplace violence, and child exploitation.
In this episode, we are talking about our first “Mystery Creep” as it is about one of the biggest art heists of all time and features the city of Boston, the world of stealing art as a form of currency with law enforcement and gangsters.
In the 30+ years since the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum was vandalized with 13 works stolen (some ripped right out of their frame), there have been no arrests and the artwork has never been recovered.
So, the questions are? Who did it and why? Where is the artwork and what condition is it in?
Trigger warnings: Descriptions of violence and Margo’s weak attempts at a Boston and Irish accent.
Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy Faye Bakker were the most famous televangelists in America in the 1970s and ‘80s with “The PTL Club” and a Heritage USA theme park. They lived a lavish lifestyle with several houses, fancy cars, and more money than God.
Jim Bakker also misused funds to try to cover up a sexual assault. What a creep!
On April 28, 2017, a tweet blew up the Internet from Trevor DeHaas, @trev4president with a picture of a very sad bread and cheese meal saying “Here’s the dinner they fed us tonight. Literally slices of bread, cheese, and salad with no dressing #fyrefraud #fyrefestival #dumpsterfyre
This was day one of the Fyre Festival fraud perpetrated by 25-year old Fyre Media CEO & Founder Billy McFarland. Hundreds of people were stranded, millions of dollars were borrowed and never paid back. Here is the story of one of the biggest (and youngest) frauds we have covered on this show.
Victor Salva isn’t a name that you probably recognize, but he is the director of 1995’s “Powder” and the horror movie franchise, “Jeepers Creepers.” He’s also a convicted child molester who continues to work in Hollywood.
Larry Nassar is one of the biggest creeps we have ever covered—which is really saying something. There have been a few times in the last 20 years where the media has talked about sexual abuse against young athletes—specifically in gymnastics which has competitors who begin the sport in their elementary school years.
Most people first learned of Dr. Larry Nassar in 2016 when he was publicly charged for possessing child pornography & tampering with evidence. (Those are the formal charges.)
But the sport has several times in the past several decades was made aware of the problem of trainers, advisors, and doctors sexually assaulting participants as young as 6 years old. To say nothing was done would be an understatement.
Why did Larry Nassar finally come to justice? And who else was punished because of cruelty, abuse, and/or just turning a blind eye? That is our story today.
Our special replay episode features Britain’s Piers Morgan who was a subject in our first season. From phone-hacking scandals and fat-shaming to racism and sexism, TV host Piers Morgan is a professional troll, who got his creepy career started working for Rupert Murdoch at News Of The World yet still somehow found a way to sink even lower.