Celebrities Who Have Committed Horrible Crimes That We Forgot About
1/21 Will Smith: Aggravated Assault.
In 1989 Will was 20 years old and was part of a group that assaulted a man and left him almost blind. He spent one night in jail and described it as the “worst night of his life.”
2/21 Matthew McConaughey: Drug Possession.
Police found Matthew dancing naked in his house with marijuana and other drugs after the neighbour called the cops on him. He was actually released because the police did not have a search warrant.
3/21 Wesley Snipes (American Actor): Tax Fraud. Wesley was convicted in 2006 for tax fraud and faced heavy fines and spent nearly 3 years in Prison
4/21 Martha Stewart: Lying To Federal Investigators And Conspiracy.
Martha took insider advice from a stock broker to withdraw her shares in ImClone Systems the day after the stock dropped by 16%. She avoided losing just over $45,000 from this.
5/21 Lil’ Kim: Perjury and Conspiracy. In 2005 Lil’ Kim lied to a grand jury about her friend’s whereabouts during a murder case. She serve a sentence for her lying and she was forced to pay a $50,000 fine.
6/21 Woody Harrelson: Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Drug Possession.
In 1982 Harrelson was arrested for disorderly conduct and then resisted arrest.
Then in 1996 Harrelson was caught growing hemp plants in his home and was arrested for drug possession.
7/21 50 Cent – Drug Dealing.
His real name is Curtis Jackson and he was arrested for selling vials of cocaine to an undercover officer in 1994. He was sentenced to 3-9 years in prison but only ended up spending six months in “Boot Camp” where he earned his high school diploma.
8/21 Kobe Bryant: Sexual Assult.
Kobe was arrested in 2003 after a sexual assault complaint was filled by a hotel employee. While he admitted to engaging in sexual relations with the young girl, he maintained that is was consensual.
9/21 Hugh Grant: Sex in Public With A Prostitute.
While promote his movie, Nine Months in Los Angeles, Hugh Grant was arrested for engaging in oral sex in public with a prostitute.
10/21 Bill Gates: Driving Without A License. Although this doesn't sound as bad as some of the others - it's definitely unexpected from the once "richest man in the world"
11/21 Robert Downey Jnr.: Drug Charges. He claims he's been addicted to drugs since he was 8 years old, and has been arrested numerous times on drug charges.
12/21 Jay Z: Attempted Murder.
In December, 1999, Jay Z went to a club with his entourage who allegedly caused a distraction to allow an opportunity for Jay Z to stab record executive, Lance Riviera using a 5-inch blade.
13/21 R. Kelly: Child Pornography.
There has been a number of times R. Kelly has had a run in with underage girls. In 1996 Kelly was sued Tiffany Hawkins for having sexual relations with her when she was 15.
He was also accused of sexually assaulting a minor when a video allegedly showed him engaging in sex with, and urinating on an underage girl.
14/21 Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzy has had many incidents of drug and alcohol abuse but the longest time he has spent in prison was 6 weeks for burglary. He was also banned from the city of San Antonio for 10 years
15/21 Mickey Rourke: Spousal Abuse. Once a winning amateur boxer turned actor - Mickey unfortunately took his work home with him..
However when he was 56 he opened up about his relationships with woman and mentioned that the allegations “were absolutely not true."
16/21 Charlie Sheen: Assult and Criminal Mischief. On Christmas morning in 2009, Charlie was arrested for assaulting his third wife, Brooke Mueller.
He denied ever threatening his wife with a knife or choking her, telling police: ” we had slapped each other on the arms” and that he “had snapped two pairs of her eyeglasses in front of her”
17/21 O. J. Simson was charged with the murder of Nichole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.
According to the state of California, O.J. also owed $1.44 millions in back taxes.
18/21 Christian Slater has a huge list of incidents with the law, many of which were alcohol related. He was sentenced to a three month term in jail, and three months rehab after he assaulted his then-girlfriend Michelle Jonas, and a police officer while he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
19/21 Tim Allen: Drug Trafficking. Before his acting career, Tim was arrested for drug trafficking in 1978, in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.
He elected to have his sentence reduced to 3-7 years, in exchange for the names of other dealers. He only served two years and 4 months.
20/21 Mark Wahlberg: Attempted Murder. Mark was a troubled teen and had been in trouble with the Boston Police Department around 2 dozen times. He was charged with attempted murder in his mid teens when he assaulted two separate Vietnamese men. He knocked one unconscious with a wooden stick and, in the same day, punched another in the face.
21/21 Mike Tyson: Rape. In 1991 Mike was arrested for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington.