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Most Googled People of 2017

Who do you think topped the list?

December 13, 2017

Can you believe that 2017 is almost over? It's been a year of change and growth for me, and I am looking forward to what the New Year has in store for me. 

I think we can all agree that it's been a crazy year full of controversy in Hollywood and even in the media. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal lit a fire and motivated women and men to speak out against people who sexually assaulted or harassed them. The last few months the #MeToo movement has only grown and has brought about the demise of many big celebrity names. Because this was such a huge issues in the latter part of 2017, many of these alleged celebrity predators have made Google's list of the Most searched for people of 2017. 

Here are the people that fell in the top 5 most Googled for 2017:

1. Matt Lauer: The former NBC Today Show host was fired last month after a co-worker reported him for sexual misconduct. In the days following his termination, more people came forward about how Lauer acted inappropriately with them too. 

2. Meghan Markle: She's the American actress that's now engaged to Prince Harry. Their royal wedding is set to take place Spring of 2018. 

3. Harvey Weinstein: It was his scandal and all of the women that spoke out against him that encouraged other victims to speak out against their high powered harassers. 

4. Michael Flynn: He's the former National Security Advisor under current President Donald Trump. He pled guilty earlier this month to "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI. 

5. Kevin Spacey: Here's another example of a huge name in Hollywood being taken down after allegations came out about sexual assault from actor Anthony Rapp. Once Rapp went on record, more people came forward with their stories and Spacey was fired from the Netflix series House of Cards and taken off big movie projects in the works.

Do you notice a theme with this year's list? Four out of the five people that topped the list were disgraced in some way, and the majority were outed as sexual predators. Here's hoping that the list of people for 2018 is full of people that do something positive for the World.