Jason Biggs controversies: From peeing on Chelsea Handler to mocking Malaysia Airlines crash

Jason Biggs made headlines after Courtney Stodden took a dig at Chrissy Teigen and shared a screenshot of a message they received from the actor -- who apologized for past comments

                            Jason Biggs controversies: From peeing on Chelsea Handler to mocking Malaysia Airlines crash
Jason Biggs and Chelsea Handler (Amy Sussman/Getty Images, Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

'American Pie' actor Jason Biggs made headlines on Thursday, July 15, after model Courtney Stodden took a dig at Chrissy Teigen and shared a screenshot of a message they received from the actor -- who apologized for past comments that he made, and praised him for his heartfelt message. 

"This is what a personal apology looks like. Everyone makes mistakes but not everyone takes real accountability. Jason, I felt this. I wish you love and immense success to you and your family @JasonBiggs," they wrote, sharing a screenshot of their interaction on Twitter. "Hi Courtney- I wanted to drop you a note to say that I'm sorry for any tweet that I made in the past that may have hurt your feelings," read the message from Biggs. "They were meant as jokes- but they were at your expense, and knowing how you feel, that makes them not funny at all." He went on to say that he's living a "clean and sober life" that now includes "taking accountability" for his poor decisions from the past and wished Courtney "happiness and success."



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This is not the first time that Biggs has made controversial headlines. The following are a few more instances:

Jason Biggs' struggle with alcohol and drugs

Like many celebrities, Biggs struggled with a lot of addictions that are difficult to shake off. However, in 2018, he surprised his fans when he celebrated his first year of sobriety with a big announcement.

“I first tried to get sober over 5 years ago, when the weight of my obsession with booze and drugs became too heavy for me to handle,” he wrote on Instagram on October 11 of that year, next to a photo of an Alcoholics Anonymous chip. “Turns out this s**t is hard. After some fits and starts, I’ve managed to put together one year of sobriety.” The 'American Pie' actor also shared a message of encouragement: “If you’re struggling, there’s help. Don’t be ashamed. We can do this.”


The time Jason Biggs peed on Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler revealed on Conan O'Brian's show how she got peed on by Biggs when she was on a boating vacation with the actor and his wife in 2014. She said that she found the incident hilarious after the actor decided to relieve himself off the side of a boat onto Handler's face as she clung to the vessel. The entire thing was caught on video, which went viral at the time. 


Appearing on Conan, she said, “I did not want to be urinated on… (but) it did happen and I’m still here. I got off the boat… and the tide was very strong and so I was holding on to it (the boat), because we were getting in another boat to go to the beach… All of a sudden I looked up and Jason’s penis was there and he was urinating on my face, and I thought it was so funny that somebody would pee on someone’s face that I was laughing so hard, I couldn’t swim away… so I was trapped. I can take one for the team. If somebody needs to get urinated on I am happy to do that… Who cares? You’re in the ocean… That’s like a human toilet anyway… I can deal with it. I don’t have a problem with urine. To me it’s funny that someone could be that rude to another person, so that made me really happy.”

Jason Biggs stirs controversy over Malaysia Airlines tweet

Biggs also stirred a Twitter storm in 2014 after he joked about news reports which confirmed that a Boeing 777 crashed in Ukraine with almost 300 people on board. In deleted tweets, he wrote, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?"

Biggs originally blasted back at his critics, saying, "Hey all you 'too soon' a--holes- it's a f--king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all. Truly- you losers are literally trying to find s--t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere," he continued. The idea that I wouldnt have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right? It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."

However, he came to his senses a few hour later and  issued a four-tweet apology, which has also since been deleted. "Hey all- ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were," he wrote. "This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families. P.S. No one is making me send these tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize."

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