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.
Dan White was a city supervisor in San Francisco in 1978. After a disagreement with the mayor and his fellow supervisors, he brought a gun into City Hall and murdered two people: Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly gay man ever elected to office and a famous figure in the national gay rights movement.
Johnny Carson was known as the King of Late Night with NBC’s The Tonight Show which he hosted between 1962-1992.
Johnny was famous for being suave, handsome, married a few times, liking a drink in the evenings, and having feuds with random people. He was a man who could talk in front of 20 million a night but if he had to have a conversation with 10 people—he was so awkward that it would make the experience uncomfortable for everyone.
His legacy is he was one of the best television performers of all time. Behind the scenes, he was known for being shy and awkward and could carry a grudge that lasted for decades. Some of that behavior puts him in the Creep category which is why he is the subject of our show today.
In 1993, the John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt scandal was a tabloid dream come true. After suffering years of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, Lorena cut off John’s penis. It was a sensational story, but what we missed in all the coverage was the fact that John Wayne Bobbitt was an abusive prick.
For over 25 years rocker Marilyn Manson has enjoyed a reputation as being one of the darkest theatrical performers in the rock space. He has sold millions of records, has multiple Grammy Award nominations, been the subject of massive protests around the world all while enjoying an acting career and a reputation for dating beautiful women.
He also turns out to be a massive creep who has preyed on women for decades and is only now facing the consequences of truly horrible behavior. This is one of those “hiding in plain sight” types of stories. He was not playing a disgusting human—he really is one and hopefully, his reign of taking advantage of people is over.
We definitely have a schedule for our shows, but we’re more than happy to move things around when the world is indicating for us to do so.
The Hulu/FX documentary “Framing Britney Spears” created such a need in both of us to talk about the state of her father’s control over her entire life. Since 2008, her father, Jamie Spears, has taken control over everything from her health decisions, to work schedules to the care of her two children.
Apparently, Britney has not seen the documentary but is planning to release her own which brings us total glee!
Trigger warnings: Mental health, misogyny, and Justin Timberlake.