From reckless driving that resulted in fatalities to cold-blooded murder, even Hollywood stars sometimes can’t avoid a rap sheet. You probably won’t want to meet any of the celebrities on this shameful list.
The rock and roll hall of fame legend Keith Richards is said to have snorted his dad’s ashes along with cocaine during a huge drug binge. This iconic rocker has made some interesting and unpleasant decisions in his life.
Much like her character in the TV show “Orange Is the New Black,” Taryn Manning has been accused of inappropriate anger outbursts, especially one directed toward her longtime friend and makeup artist, Holly Hartman. Manning is accused of having sprayed Hartman with a cleaner and followed up the attack with a surprising headbutt.
The American football quarterback who once was a sports sensation became one of the most hated public figures of all time. How? By operating an illegal dog fighting ring. The star plead guilty to promoting and funding the operation, including his involvement in hanging and drowning dogs who didn’t fight well.
This Botox-addicted “Real Housewife of New Jersey” used the name Beverly Merrill when she used to dance at a strip club. During that time, her drug abuse led her to kidnap a man to help her dealer. Merrill and her dealer were caught by the police and charged with kidnapping and possession.
Forner Olympic champion Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner got distracted while driving by the paparazzi, making her SUV rear end a white car. This resulted in a serious car accident in Malibu, February 2015. The driver of the white car was killed and seven others were injured.
This celebrity has been in the spotlight for a while and by the age of 14 he already had a cocaine addiction and serious problems with the law. Wahlberg was accused of racially harassing two African American brothers and in another incident he attacked two Vietnamese men, leaving one blinded. Wahlberg plead guilty, paid for his mistake and requested a full and unconditional pardon from the state of Massachusetts .
Former actor Michael Jace is known for his work on FX drama “The Shield,” and once played a man accused of murder on an episode of “Cold Case.” Fiction became reality on May 20th, 2014 when Jace fatally shot his own wife. He is now serving 40 years to life in prison — where the only role he’ll be playing is a girlfriend.
As a teenager, Laura Bush failed to yield at a stop sign and t-boned another car. The driver of the other car died from a broken neck. Bush refused to talk about the story for many years, until a Bush family member confessed in a tell-all book.
In August of 2015, Hirsch attached a female Paramount Pictures executive during a Sundance Film Festival event. A few people jumped in to save the executive from the intoxicated actor, but when he sobered up, he claimed not to remember a thing.
Aside from receiving multiple charges of battery, rape and assault from 1990 to 1998, the former boxing champion used cocaine in most of his fights, spent 3 hours doing cocaine with Steve-o, and admitting to being on drugs while filming the movie The Hangover, and accepting the role in that movie to pay for his habit.
During August of 2009, former reality TV star Jenkins was suspected of killing and dismembering his Vegas bride Jasmine Fiore. The Fiore family was concerned with Jenkins’ previous jealousy attacks. Jenkins’ family thought of him as a lonely guy with only one friend– Jasmine.
Noxzema spokesmodel and actress Gayheart was driving her family SUV at double the speed limit, while on her cell phone. At 2:40 pm, instead of stopping in the turning lane, she took the turn and hit and killed a third grader who was waiting for his mom. The 9 year old child died from severe head and body injuries.
Before this rapper became a celebrity, he made a list of enemies that haunted him during his rise to fame. After an aggressive altercation with a 25-year-old, Snoop pulled a gun to kill the man, but instead of going to the police he hid and was caught during an appearance at the MTV awards in Los Angeles.
Before dying of a drug overdose, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious was accused of killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Police found Spungen stabbed multiple times in the stomach. The couple had been living in a drug infested hotel room in New York for about a month before her death.
This rock star did only 15 days in jail for driving under the influence and killing a man. Neil, accompanied by musician Nicholas Dingley, lost control of his car, and hit an oncoming car which resulted in the death of his passenger. The two people in the other car where rushed to the hospital and were left with brain damage.
Following in her husband’s steps, Giudice was involved in engaging in bank, mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud — making them $5 million over a decade. She began her sentence January 5, 2015 and was released December 23, 2015 just in time for Christmas.
Known for directing films like Powder and Rites of Passage, Salva was convicted of sexual misconduct with a 12 year old boy. Authorities found videos and magazines containing child pornography. He was sentenced to three years in prison, however, he served only 12 months.
The ex-bodyguard and rap music mogul was in an feud with another music entrepreneur. Suge got into his car and drove toward two men, killing 55-year-old Terry Carter and leaving Cle Sloan injured. Knight has been involved in many violent altercations in the past, including the shooting death of rapper Tupac Shakur.
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This heir of the S.C. Johnson empire got time in jail during 2011 for sexually assaulting a girl from the ages 12 and 15. During a court hearing, Johnson agreed to plead guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct.
During a video shoot for Elton John, Reubens’ home was searched by officials for child pornography. Police found dozens of photographs categorized as child pornography. Reubens turn himself in and was charged with possession of obscene material.
Aside from secretly (and illegally) getting married to singer Aaliyah when she was only 14 years old, R. Kelly has been accused of having many encounters with underage girls. R.Kelly’s image was already going downhill when a video of him having sex with and urinating on an underage girl surfaced. He was sued eventually for having sex with a 15 year old girl.
Accused by two stuntmen of attempting to hire them to kill his wife, Blake showed no remorse for the murder of Bonnie Lee Bakley. On May 4, 2001, after dinner at an Italian restaurant together, she was shot in the head while waiting in the car for him. During the incident, Blake claimed he was inside the restaurant grabbing the gun he had (convieniently) left behind.
As one of the beautiful cast members of the TV show Baywatch, Bleeth hid her drug addiction until some incidents in 2000 surfaced in the media. In a weeklong sleep-deprived state she tried to model for a photo shoot and collapsed on the floor. On another occasion, while heading to the airport with her strip club-owner boyfriend, their drug binged ended in the middle of interstate 94 when her car pulled off the highway and ended up in the media.
After being accused and sentenced of child pornography when he employed a teenage boy to pose for sexual explicit photos, Jones failed to update his sex offender status yearly and was sentenced to 250 hours of community service.
The star of the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off drove recklessly during a vacation in Ireland, using the wrong lane. He crashed his BMW into another car, killing a mother and daughter. Just like in the movie he got away by paying only $175 fine. Some people called this a travesty of justice.
Lil’ Kim denied being involved in a shooting during a radio session in Manhattan to a grand jury. Kim said she wasn’t even there that day at all, and denied friendship with the entourage members that were involved even though she had known them for many years. She was forced to pay $50,000, instead of serving a 20 year sentence.
When Depp was young, spurred by his parents divorce and home instability, he started cutting and self-harming himself. He still has visible scars from it today. After years struggling as a singer he finally got his big break, becoming an actor and starring in 21 Jump Street. Recently, Depp has been in trouble with the law again, this time as a result of domestic-abuse allegations from estranged wife and fellow Hollywood star Amber Heard.
During a fit of rage in 2000, rapper Eminem pulled out a firearm and threatened a member of the Insane Clown Posse in Michigan. During the same week he was accused of assaulting a man who had been tied romantically to his then-wife.
This notorious boxing promoter received a sentence of just four years in a correctional institute for killing an employee, Sam Garrett, who owed him some money. King described it recently in an interview: “(It was) what I call the frustrations of the ghetto expressing themselves. And when you’re fighting in the ghetto, as you can see nowadays, and it was even worse then, you don’t (back down). So you go out there, you’re kicking and fighting and you have a tragic occurrence.”
It’s shocking to know that during most filming of Harry Potter, Radcliffe was drunk. He admits the pressure and responsibility he had during the film brought too much stress to the actor, which made turn to alcohol.
Love has been accused of many unsavory things such as doing drugs during pregnancy, attacking journalists, walking naked on the streets, exhibiting outrageous behavior at a London airport, and flashing Dave Letterman on television. Her last media outburst was to accuse Jamie Spears of molesting his pop star daughter, Britney Spears.
During a drug and alcohol-induced state, the Men in Black star created a hostile environment by breaking insto a Main Street bank in Salisbury, armed and intoxicated. Torn has spent some time dealing with many DUIs and disorderly conduct charges.
After being investigated for many years by an FBI informant who suspected him of child molestation, Fogle was caught with child pornography. He was also accused of soliciting minors after a convicted child pornography operator’s computer was raided by the FBI.
If you mess with the business of chart-topping rapper Jay Z, you will get stabbed. During a chill night in a Manhattan club, Jay Z’s feud with producer Lance Rivera got extremely violent due to copyright infringement of his music. Jay suspected that Rivera was involved so he stabbed the producer in the stomach with a 5-inch blade.
Glitter was accused of having sex with many girls between the age of 13 and 14 years old. The subsequent trial lasted a couple of weeks, and he was sentenced on February, 5th 2015 of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a 13-year-old.
This actor loses his memory every time he gets in trouble. One time he punched a woman he was dating, and in 2005 he got arrested for trying to sexually assault a woman in the Upper East Side in Manhattan by grabbing her from behind.
Most Americans over the age of 30 remember the draft card, which the Selective Service issued to each man at the time he registered to vote. Nolte was convicted of counterfeiting government documents such as draft cards, and received a long prison sentence (which was later suspended).
In 2014, the AC/DC drummer was accused of attempting to procure a murder, of threatening to kill someone, and drug possession. The murder-procurement charge was later dropped, but for his other crimes, Rudd was sentenced to eight months of house arrest. He also had to enter rehab.
In addition to being arrested for assaulting a British police officer and destruction of property, Townshend was also caught online paying for child pornography websites and was made to register as a sex offender for five years in 2003.
During his younger days with then-wife Carré Otis, he is said to have put a gun in her purse when she wasn’t looking and the gun went off — hitting her two inches from her heart and exited through her shoulder. In Otis’ memoir she also claims he hit her several times during the marriage.