We regularly see headlines in the news about people getting charged with crimes.
We don’t think twice when we see these men and women handcuffed by police and sent to the slammer. But when it’s a celebrity, especially our favorite one, our jaws drop. We do a double take. We think to ourselves, “he went off the deep end again” or “wow, never would have thought she would get into that kind of stuff.”
But that’s the icky reality. Just like everyday citizens who commit crimes, so do famous people.
Here are several celebrities who have experienced run-ins with the law at some point in their lives.
Horrible! Former boxer Tyson was found guilty of raping an 18-year-old Miss Black America contestant in a hotel room in 1992. He’s definitely an athlete who has raised many eyebrows across the nation.
This actress has had a history of crime. And sadly, that’s what Lindsay has become known for. She’s been taken into custody for stealing jewelry, driving under the influence and using cocaine. The list goes on. Although, now we hear she’s done a 180, putting her bad girl days behind her.
The Two and a Half Men actor has lived a crazy world of porn, drugs and violent antics. He was accused of assault and making threats against his past wives. YourDailyDish reports that in 1990, Sheen accidentally shot Kelly Preston, a then-fiancee of his, in the arm. Okay, crime aside. Sheen has made the rounds. Ladies, isn’t it a sign that he’s been married three times? Probably not husband material to say the least.
Former rapper of the group, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and current actor Mark Wahlberg is another star who took a little longer to see the light. Wahlberg faced drug charges. On top of that, he managed to run into the law for an attempted murder charge. He even assaulted two Asian men in racially motivated attacks. We’ll stop here. Since his life of illegalities, the singer has seen better days and turned his life around.
This billionaire and artist has immature written all over him. He suspected record executive Lane Riviera of bootlegging his upcoming album Vol. 3, prompting him to stab him in the stomach at an NYC nightclub in 1999. Couldn’t he have handled this a little better?
According to therichest.com, Khole Kardashian was charged with DUI in 2007 and failing to enroll in an alcohol education class and complete required community service. Even Mrs. Glamorous makes mistakes.
To say this Canadian singer could pass as a troublemaker would be an understatement. While we love his catchy music, we also know the Biebs doesn’t have the best reputation. Bieber was arrested in Miami for DUI and charged with careless driving and resisting arrest, via TeenVogue.com. He also pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest after an ATV accident, the report says. And this is something a lot of rebel teenagers might do, Bieber was accused of throwing eggs at someone’s home, resulting in thousands of dollars in damages.
Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she’s headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)