The fall from grace. It's the theme of many stories that dominated the headlines throughout 2011.
FOX's Rick Folbaum recaps some of the top scandals of 2011:
In one of the most public meltdowns in recent memory, former "Two And A Half Men" star Charlie Sheen claimed he was "winning", as his life and career seemed to spiral out of control. Domestic abuse charges, cars over cliffs, losing his job; all part of having tiger blood and Adonis DNA.
Then in June, the career freefall moved to Washington. Congressman Anthony Weiner went from popular Democratic Congressman to unemployed after he was caught sending out racy pictures through Twitter.
The political pitfalls didn't stop there. As the GOP Presidential race got into full swing, one candidate went from the top of the polls, to suspending his campaign. It all happened after Herman Cain was hit with multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
You didn't have to be American to face sexual misconduct scandals. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was accused of raping a hotel maid in New York City. He was arrested and put on house arrest until his accuser's story began to fall apart. Charges were ultimately dropped.
Then came the bombshell from Penn State; Assistant Football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on charges of sexually abusing boys. The scandal cost legendary Coach Joe Paterno his job, and resulted in a laundry list of charges against Sandusky and a pair of Penn State officials.
FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso covered the story in Pennsylvania: