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George Michael’s Bathroom Arrest

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, George Michael was a beloved pop star known for hits like “Faith” as a solo artist and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” as part of Wham! But in 1998, all anyone was talking about was his arrest in a Beverly Hills park bathroom for “engaging in a lewd act.” Michael had long been dogged by rumors that he was gay, so it was generally assumed this meant he’d been cruising for sex. Michael confirmed as much in a CNN interview a few days later, when he revealed he was gay and that he felt “stupid and reckless and weak for letting [his] sexuality be exposed that way.”