Oscar Wilde was a famous playwright, he was also married to a woman, however, he was known to prefer the "comfort of men". In 1895 Wilde claimed he was libeled by Lord Alfred Douglas's father, the ninth Marquess of Queensberry, for leaving him a calling card at his club. The offending card read "For Oscar Wilde, posing Somdomite [sic]".
In the preparation for the libel trial, detectives for Queensberry found out about all about Wilde's homosexual activities which eventually came out at the trial. Subsequently Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labour for being a homosexual
Now, does that sound similar to anything going on today?