Everyone makes mistakes, but these blunders could cost people their careers. Forbes takes a look at the biggest career crashes of 2013:
10. Anthony Weiner -- When people like Congress more than they like you, you know things are bad. The former congressman got wrapped up in another sex scandal during his run for NYC mayor this year.
9. Alec Baldwin -- Just five episodes into his new MSNBC talk show "Up Late With Alec Baldwin," he and the network parted ways after he was caught on camera making homophobic remarks.
8. Bob Filner -- 2013 was the year of mayors behaving badly, and Filner was among the worst. He resigned as San Diego mayor just nine months into a four-year term following a storm of sexual harassment allegations from at least 17 women this summer.
7. Eike Batista -- This Brazilian used to be one of the world's richest people, but his oil firm OGX filed for bankruptcy in October and he's being sued by minority shareholders. Brazil's SEC is also looking into violations of disclosure rules.
6. Howard Kurtz -- The journalist and media critic was fired as Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast after Kurtz erroneously claimed in a blog post that Jason Collins, the NBA center who came out as gay, had not mentioned his previous engagement to a woman.
5. Ron Johnson -- He was fired as CEO of JCPenney in April after his disastrous overhaul of the retailer reportedly cost the company $1 billion.
4. Aaron Hernandez -- The tight end was booted from the New England Patriots after his arrest in June on murder and five gun-related charges in the death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home.
3. Lara Logan -- She and her producer were asked to take indefinite leaves of absence from CBS News after an erroneous report on the Benghazi embassy attack in 2012, which was based on an interview with an ex-security officer whose comments were later discredited.
2. Rob Ford -- Toronto's mayor has been under fire since a video emerged in October that appears to show him smoking crack cocaine. A week later, Ford admitted to using the drug while in office, telling reporters,"Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine," he told reporters. "But no, do I, am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago."
1. Paula Deen -- The celebrity chef and cooking show host famous for her love of butter was dumped by almost all of her sponsors after acknowledging in a deposition that she had used a racial epithet in the past. The discrimination lawsuit she was being questioned for was later dismissed.
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