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17 Truly Shocking Reality TV Scandals

Reality TV may help its stars earn a pretty penny, but it doesn't make their lives any less scandalous. 

The Hollywood Gossip has rounded up some of the biggest scandals to rock reality TV. Seriously, these are huge — and yet not all are that surprising.

Know what we mean? Just think of the kind of person it takes to actually go on reality television, right?

Scroll down to read through each one…

1. Chrisley Most Definitely Does NOT Know Best

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Todd and Julie Chrisley, the stars of USA Network’s wildly successful reality series, Chrisley Knows Best were indicted on 12 counts of tax evasion and financial fraud in August 2019. They face up to 30 years in prison. Wowza, right? There are even rumors that their reality show is about to be canceled. It’s not like they can take the cameras into prisons, you guys.

2. TLC Swings the Axe on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

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Viewers were already disgusted with the antics from the Thompson-Shannon family, but things reached another level when news spread like wildfire that June Shannon was dating her daughter’s former molester. In a word? YUCK.

3. June Shannon Makes the Same Mistakes All Over Again

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To the surprise of many, June Shannon and her family returned to the spotlight thanks to We TV’s From Hot to Not — a series that focuses Shannon getting a body transformation. Despite the series, and extensive cosmetic surgery being a success, Shannon found warmth in the arms of another man who was less than savory. To everyone on the outside, it looks like June is addicted to crack cocaine. Hell, she was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in March 2019. Even an intervention months later failed to get June to dump her boyfriend, Geno Doak. Will another TV show be canceled as a result of her dumb decisions?

4. Big Brother 15’s Racism

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Big Brother has had its fair share of controversial houseguests, but Season 15 featured many of them being racist. It was horrible to watch, but Julie Chen managed to call all of the perpetrators out during their exit interviews. You don’t cross Julie and get away with it!

5. Jon & Kate Plus Lots of H8

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Jon & Kate Plus 8 performed very well in the ratings because the titular stars seemed to love each other. All of that came crashing down when it emerged that they were not on the same page and couldn’t stand one another. Yikes.

6. Abby Lee Miller Dances Her Way Behind Bars

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Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year in prison for fraud after creating a secret bank account to hide her lavish income from the IRS. Despite having to quit her post on Dance Moms, she returned shortly after leaving jail.

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