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DragonKing Dark: The Fatty Arbuckle scandal

Karl Stern's 100 darkest moments in pop culture history series continues.

Who was Fatty Arbuckle?

Besides having a hilarious name, he was the center of the first big Hollywood scandal. Yes, the sad tale of Arbuckle is a cautionary tale for the movie industry still to this very day. 

He was a silent movie era star until his career was destroyed by an allegation that he raped and killed a Hollywood actress. It took three trials with wildly varying verdicts to finally proclaim him not guilty with a written apology from the jury as well. 

On this week's look at the top 100 darkest moments in pop culture history, we look at the tragic story of Fatty Arbuckle.

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