What did Fatty Arbuckle do that ruined his career?

In 1921, the 320-pound silent comedy star and former Keystone Kop allegedly caused the death of a young starlet, Virginia Rappe, fiancee of the director of some of Arbuckle’s films.

At a wild party in San Francisco, Rappe went into convulsions, supposedly the result of a sexual assault by Arbuckle.

She died a few days later.

Arbuckle stood trial for manslaughter; two trials ended in hung juries, the third acquitted him.

But the notoriety ended his career. He died forgotten in 1933.

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