13. Jimmy Savile – Took Advantage Of Young Children In Hospitals During “Charity Visits”
This one is not a shock, especially if you are British, but when the news first broke it was astonishing.
Jimmy Savile was an English DJ, television and radio personality who was also a knight. Almost a year after he died, claims were reported that he had committed sexual assault on many prepubescent girls and boys, as well as some adults. The total number of victims is not confirmed, but over 450 people were allegedly abused by Savile. This included “126 indecent acts and 34 rape/penetration offenses.”
To make matters even worse, this occurred at 13 different hospitals, where Savile was visiting children who were suffering from significant illnesses.
12. Kelsey Grammer – Younger Sister Was Abducted, Sexually Assaulted And Murdered
Kelsey Grammer is a tremendously talented actor, most well known for his role of Fraiser.
Grammer was stricken with sadness in 1975 when his younger sister was abducted, raped and then murdered. She was only 18 at the time. Grammer also lost his best friend in the tragedy of 9/11. His father was also murdered, and two of his half-brothers passed away following a scuba diving accident. It is hard to imagine functioning as a person after one of these tragic events, much less dealing with all of them over the course of a lifetime.