Celebs behaving badly

Celebrities you probably didn’t know were arrested

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Celebrities may be rich and famous, but their money and popularity don’t put them above the law. In fact, celebrity arrests have become too commonplace that it seems like not a week goes by without seeing some star’s mug shot on the news. While celebrity arrests are often highly publicized by the media, there are probably some that you might not know about. Click through below to see if your favorite actors and music artists are one of the many celebs who previously had run-ins with the law.

#1 Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves was arrested for drunk driving in Los Angeles back in 1993. The actor was reportedly stopped and pulled over by a police officer after he was spotted driving erratically. Reeves was said to have admitted to driving under the influence to avoid charges.

Last seen in 2020’s Bill and Ted Face the Music, Reeves is set to return to the big screen in his role as Neo in The Matrix 4. The Lana Wachowski-directed movie is scheduled to open in theaters in December.

#2 Reese Witherspoon

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One of the memorable celebrity arrests of 2013 is the detention of Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth in Atlanta. In April of that year, Toth was pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated after weaving across a double line, while Witherspoon was arrested for disobeying the officer’s orders to stay in the vehicle.

Witherspoon pleaded no contest to the charge of obstruction of a person, while Toth pleaded guilty to first offense DUI. The actress paid a total fine of $313 including court costs, while her husband was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service, attend an alcohol education program, and pay a fine. He had also been placed on probation for a year.

#3 Jared Padalecki

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In October 2019, Jared Padalecki was arrested on charges of public intoxication and assault with injury following a physical altercation at Stereotype, his own ‘90s-themed bar in Austin, Texas. According to a police affidavit, a verbal spat between Padalecki and the bar’s assistant manager, Ian Flanagan, turned physical when the Supernatural actor allegedly slapped Flanagan in the face.

Stereotype general manager Tyler Carr rushed to the scene and tried to keep the two apart, but he reportedly ended up getting a closed fist punch from the CW star. At the time of the arrest, both Carr and Flanagan said they wanted to pursue assault charges against Padalecki.

#4 Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev was arrested for disorderly conduct charges in August 2014 along with her The Vampire Diaries co-stars Sara Canning, Candice Accola, and Kayla Ewell after police said they were dangling off a Georgia overpass and flashing drivers. Also busted during the incident were photographer Tyler Shields and actress Krystal Vayda, who wasn’t part of The CW series.

But the following month, Ewell told Entertainment Weekly that the media reports were “so exaggerated” that the incident had been “made into something it’s not.” According to the actress, they were on a road trip when they decided to stop to take pictures on the bridge.

“[When we were approached by cops] they were like, ‘We’re getting calls that people are flashing,’” Ewell recalled. “And we’re like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. The only thing that’s flashing is our camera.’” After showing police their photos, the group was asked to follow officials to the police station, where they were ticketed for loitering on a public walkway.

#5 Mark Wahlberg

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Back in April 1988, then-16-year-old Mark Wahlberg knocked a middle-aged Vietnamese man (Thanh Lam) unconscious with a large wooden stick while high on PCP. Later that same day, the actor punched another Vietnamese man (Hoa “Johnny” Trinh) in the eye. Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder for the two seemingly racially charged incidents. After pleading guilty to felony assault, he was sentenced to two years in jail, but served only 45 days of his sentence.

In 2016, he requested a pardon from the commonwealth of Massachusetts for his conviction for the assault on Trinh. Though his petition for a pardon was ultimately closed after it was met with protests from an Asian American activist group, the process allowed him to meet with and personally apologize to Trinh.

#6 Cher

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Some celebrity arrests took place years before the star involved achieves celebrity status. For instance, Cherilyn Sarkisian, aka Cher, was arrested in Los Angeles for “borrowing” her mother’s car and driving it without a license back in 1959, approximately three years before her solo career began.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in May 2013, Cher’s mother, Georgia Holt, said that the Just Like Jesse James hitmaker was only 13 or 14 at the time of the arrest, adding that the police called her at 3:30 in the morning to inform her that her daughter was in their custody.

While Cher said she didn’t remember getting photographed for a mugshot, Holt not only remembered it, she actually brought the mugshot along with her to the show, which was flashed on the screen for everyone to see.

#7 Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession in September 2010 hours after performing at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. According to a report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, was taken into police custody at 1:50 a.m. after hotel security discovered the singer with narcotics. Mars was found with 2.6 grams of “white powdery substance” believed to be cocaine.

In January 2011, the singer pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession to avoid jail time. Fast forward to January the following year, the charge was wiped from his record after completing more than 200 hours of community service, paying a $2,000 fine, and attending eight hours of drug counseling.

#8 Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication in March 2011 after officers pulled over a car driven by her partner, Matthew Rutler. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the pop star “was not belligerent in any way” at the time of the arrest, but was a “public safety issue,” as “she couldn’t stand … didn’t know where she was and … didn’t know her own address.”

While the authorities decided not to file a criminal offence against Aguilera, Rutler faced a drunk-driving charge, who had been released from jail on a $5,000 bail.

#9 John Stamos

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In June 2015, John Stamos was pulled over in Beverly Hills, California, after getting numerous calls about a possible drunken driver. Paramedics transported him to an area hospital due to a possible medical condition. He was then arrested after authorities came to the conclusion that he’d been driving under the influence.

Five months later, the Fuller House star entered a no-contest plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug. He was ordered to enter a three-month education class for first-time DUI offenders, two hours of drug and alcohol addiction counseling, and attend 52 meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous/Substance Abuse meetings.

#10 Emma Roberts

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Emma Roberts was arrested on domestic violence charges in July 2013, in Montreal, Canada after police said she got into a fight with her then-partner Evan Peters. Sources told TMZ that someone called the police to report a fight in a hotel room, and when they showed up, they found Peters with a bloody nose and, supposedly, a bite mark. Because of Peters’ obvious injuries, Roberts was arrested right away. She, however, was released just hours after because Peters did not want to press charges.

A week after the arrest, the pair released a statement to Us Weekly saying that “it was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding” and that then-couple were “working together to move past it.”

#11 Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey’s run-in with the police back in 1999 is probably one of the wildest, though harmless, celebrity arrests in history. In October of that year, the actor was arrested at around 3 a.m. at a rental home in the upscale Austin neighborhood of Tarrytown after police received a complaint of loud music. When authorities arrived outside the rental home, they saw the star naked and playing drums.

McConaughey was booked on disturbing the peace, suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. But the judge dismissed the disturbing the peace and possession misdemeanors outright and his lawyer got the resisting arrest charge dismissed in place of a violation of a sound ordinance, a $50 citation.

In his 2020 memoir, Greenlights, the Oscar-winning actor explained why he was initially charged with resisting arrest. “While I was banging away in my bliss, two Austin policemen also thought it was time to barge into my house unannounced,” he wrote. “[They] wrestle me to the ground with nightsticks, handcuff me and pin me to the floor.” When one of the officers took a blanket off McConaughey’s couch to wrap around the still-naked star, the actor recalled saying: “Ohhh no! … I’m not putting shit on! My naked ass is proof I was mindin’ my own business!”

#12 Michelle Rodriguez

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Michelle Rodriguez has been arrested multiple times in the past. In March 2002, she was arrested for assault after getting into a fight with her roommate. The charges were dropped after her roommate refused to press charges.

In June 2004, Rodriguez pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to hit and run, drunken driving, and driving with a suspended license charges based on two driving incidents that took place in 2003. She went to jail for two days, performed community service at the morgues of two New York hospitals, completed a three-month alcohol program, and was placed on probation for three years.

Lastly, in 2015, the Fast & Furious actress was pulled over by Honolulu police multiple times for speeding violations, and in one instance for driving under the influence. The following year, she pleaded guilty to one charge of DUI and chose to pay a $500 fine and spend five days in jail.

#13 Chace Crawford

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In June 2010, then-24-year-old Chace Crawford was arrested for possession of marijuana in a pub parking lot in his hometown Plano, Texas. The Gossip Girl actor was reportedly in a 2003 Nissan 350Z when the arrest took place. The misdemeanor charge involved possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

Almost a year later, Crawford opted for a pre-trial diversion program to pay for his marijuana possession arrest. To get his charges dismissed, The Boys star was ordered to perform 24 hours of community service, report to a probation officer monthly, and obey the law (no arrests).

#14 Debby Ryan

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Debby Ryan was arrested for driving under the influence in April 2016 after hitting another vehicle. She was released after posting $100,000 bail. Two months later, the then-22-year-old Disney Channel star pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to three years of probation, community service, and a DUI program.

A few days after her arrest, the Insatiable star took to Twitter to apologize for the incident. “Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and I wish I had used better judgment,” she wrote. “I recognize that I am a role model and have always worked hard to set a good example for my millions of fans. I am so sorry to disappoint everyone.”

#15 Jay-Z

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In December 1999, Jay-Z surrendered to the police a day after he allegedly stabbed record executive Lance “Un” Rivera in the stomach with a 5-inch blade at the release party for Q-Tip’s album Amplified at the Kit Kat Klub in New York City. Jay-Z was placed under arrest but was soon released on $50,000 bail. Almost two years later, Beyoncé’s husband pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and accepted a three-year probation sentence.

Jay-Z addressed the stabbing incident in his 2010 book Decoded, in which he admitted “blacking out with anger” after meeting Rivera, the man he believed was behind the bootlegging of his album Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter. Calling the stabbing a result of his “momentary loss of control,” the rapper “vowed to never allow [himself] to be in a situation like that again.”

#16 Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart avoided a loss of $45,673 by selling all 3,928 shares of her ImClone Systems stock in December 2001, after receiving material, nonpublic information from her broker Peter Bacanovic. Fast forward to March 2004, Stewart was found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators. Four months later, she was sentenced to serve a five-month term in a federal correctional facility and a two-year period of supervised release, including five months of electronic monitoring.

The television host served her sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia. While in confinement, she took a job and became an informal liaison between the administration and her fellow inmates.

#17 Orlando Bloom

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In August 2019, Orlando Bloom was pulled over by cops for speeding. According to TMZ, the Lord of the Rings star was caught going over 60 mph in a 25-mph zone in Beverly Hills at around 9:30 p.m.. Police reportedly lit him up and stopped him after he zoomed past a motor unit.

Though not happy about getting cited, Bloom was said to be cordial with cops throughout the stop and then sent on his way. He was with his 8-year-old son he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr at the time of the incident.

#18 Britney Spears

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Britney Spears was detained by police in January 2008 after refusing to hand her kids over to their father, Kevin Federline, as part of a court order. She was also taken for evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after suspicion arose the singer was under the influence of an unknown substance.

Spears and Federline got engaged in July 2004 and became legally married in October of that year. They had two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. In November 2006, Spears filed for divorce from Federline, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in July 2007.

#19 Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber has been arrested a couple of times since becoming a pop idol. In January 2014, he was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, together with singer Khalil, on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with an over six-month expired license, and resisting arrest without violence.

Seven months later, the DUI case was settled with a plea bargain. Bieber pleaded guilty to resisting an officer without violence and a lesser charge of driving without due care and attention. He was fined $500 and sentenced to attend a 12-hour anger management course and a program that teaches the impact of drunken driving on victims. He also made a $50,000 contribution to Our Kids, a local children’s charity, as part of the plea bargain.

Then in September of the same year, the Baby hitmaker was arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving after his all-terrain vehicle collided with a minivan near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. Bieber also got engaged in a physical altercation with an occupant of the minivan. Shortly after his release, his lawyer blamed the incident on “the unwelcome presence of paparazzi.”

#20 Khloe Kardashian

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As you have probably noticed, most celebrity arrests are DUI-related, and Khloe Kardashian is another celeb who had a run-in with the law because of it. In March 2007, the Keeping up with the Kardashians star was arrested for driving under the influence.

She faced a sentence of up to 30 days and enrollment in an alcohol treatment program within three weeks of her release from jail. She, however, was only stayed less than three hours in jail due to overcrowding.

#21 Chris Brown

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In February 2009, Chris Brown turned himself into the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire station hours after he had an argument with his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Their fight escalated into physical violence which left Rihanna with visible facial injuries that required hospitalization. Brown was booked under suspicion of making criminal threats.

In April of that year, Brown pleaded not guilty to one count of assault and one count of making criminal threats. But two months later, Brown pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labor, five years of probation, and domestic violence counseling. His probation ended in March 2015, over six years after the violent incident that started it all.

#22 Lindsay Lohan

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In May 2007, Lindsay Lohan was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Two months later, she was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. The following month, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence, and was sentenced to an alcohol education program, community service, one day in jail, and was given three years of probation.

This, however, isn’t Lohan’s only run-in with the law. In February 2011, Lohan was charged with the theft of a necklace reported stolen from a jewelry store the month before. In March 2013, the Parent Trap actress also pleaded no contest to reckless driving and providing false information to a police officer stemming from a June 2012 car accident.

#23 Macaulay Culkin

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Aside from Lindsay Lohan, also included in the list of former child stars who have previously been arrested is Macaulay Culkin. In September 2004, the Home Alone star was briefly jailed in Oklahoma City for the possession of 17.3 grams of marijuana, 16.5 milligrams of Alprazolam (Xanax), and 32 milligrams of Clonazepam (Klonopin). He was released on a $4,000 bail.

After being arraigned in court for misdemeanor drug offences, Culkin initially pleaded not guilty, but later reversed the plea to guilty. He then received three one-year suspended prison sentences and was ordered to pay $540 in fees.

#24 John Mayer

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Most celebrity arrests were reported by media outlets shortly after they happened. But there were some instances when it was the celebrity themselves who revealed their criminal past to the world. In August 2009 ― just days after Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump was arrested on a two-year-old warrant for driving without a valid license, John Mayer took to Twitter to reveal that he was arrested for the same offense in Atlanta eight years ago.

To make things light, The Your Body Is a Wonderland singer challenged TMZ honcho Harvey Levin, who has become notorious for finding undiscovered celebrity mug shots, to find his old photo. “If Harvey Levin at TMZ can produce my mugshot, I will donate 25k to the charity of his choice” Mayer tweeted. “Who else is in? Harvey is Freedom of Information Act King.”

Within 14 hours, Levin released Mayer’s unseen mugshot which was taken after his arrest in May 2001 for driving with a suspended license in Atlanta.

#25 Nicki Minaj

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Back in January 2003, then-20-year-old Nicki Minaj was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon (with intent to use). The Super Bass rapper, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, was waitressing at Red Lobster when the arrest was made.

In June 2018, Jay-Z used Minaj’s mugshot, along with other stars’, for the backdrop of his On The Run 2 tour.

#26 Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa has had a few brushes with the law over the years, but the latest was his arrest in May 2014 when authorities found marijuana on him during a search at El Paso International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration apparently discovered about half a gram of pot and turned him over to local police.

While in custody following his arrest, the See You Again rapper, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, made headlines when he posted a picture of himself behind bars. His “jail selfies,” which got more media attention than the case itself, sparked an internal investigation. In June 2015, Khalifa pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and agreed to pay a $500 fine.

#27 Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in September 2006. In January 2007, she pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge and was sentenced to three years of probation. She was also ordered to pay fines totaling about $1,500.

Fast forward to August 2010, the socialite was again arrested, this time on suspicion of cocaine possession in Las Vegas. To avoid a felony conviction, Hilton pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors. Under the terms of the plea bargain, she was sentenced to one year of probation and 200 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and complete a drug-abuse treatment program.

#28 Lalaine

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In July 2007, Lalaine was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. The Disney Channel star, best known for her role as Miranda Sanchez in Lizzie McGuire, pleaded guilty to the felony possession charge.

Lalaine, whose complete name is Lalaine Vergara-Paras, completed a drug-treatment program called the Asian American Drug Abuse at a facility in Long Beach, California. As part of her plea deal, the crystal meth possession charge was expunged upon completion of the program.

#29 Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf has had run-ins with the law over the years. In June 2014, the Transformers actor was arrested at New York City’s Studio 54 theater and subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, and criminal trespass. Following the arrest, he voluntarily sought outpatient treatment for alcoholism and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

In July 2017, LaBeouf was again arrested, this time in downtown Savannah, Georgia for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and obstruction. He was found guilty of obstruction and was sentenced to probation for one year, including time served, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and seek therapy to manage his anger and substance use issues.

Most recently, in December 2020, LaBeouf was sued by his former girlfriend FKA Twigs for sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress.

#30 Jane Fonda

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Jane Fonda was arrested several times on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. while protesting along with her fellow climate change activists in 2019. The protest, dubbed as Fire Drill Fridays, aimed to raise awareness about how to combat climate change and bring more attention to the anti-fossil fuels movement.

“I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created,” Fonda previously wrote on her own website. As with the case of other arrested protesters, the Oscar-winning actress was charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

#31 Eminem

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Eminem, together with three other people, was arrested back in June 2000 after a fight broke out in the parking lot of Hot Rocks Café in Warren, Michigan. The skirmish reportedly started when a crowd mobbed the rapper to get his autograph. Two men were arrested for suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and another man and a woman were nabbed for disorderly conduct. Police didn’t say which charge Eminem was facing at the time of the arrest.

Over a year later, the Lose Yourself rapper, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. In addition to the probation, he was also ordered to undergo counseling and submit to drug testing.

#32 Amanda Bynes

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Some celebrity arrests are linked to mental health and substance abuse issues just like in the case of Amanda Bynes. In May 2013, the Hairspray star was charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession after she was found smoking in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment building. She allegedly threw a bong out the window when cops entered her 36th-floor apartment.

Two months later, sheriff’s deputies detained her after she allegedly started a small fire in the driveway of a stranger in Thousand Oaks. She was then hospitalized under a 72-hour mental-health evaluation hold. Fast forward to November 2014, Bynes had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

#33 Nick Nolte

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Known for his bad-boy reputation, Nick Nolte had a couple of brushes with the law. Back in 1965, Nolte was arrested for selling counterfeit documents and was given a 45-year prison sentence and a $75,000 fine. Though the sentence was suspended, the felony conviction negated his eligibility for military service.

Then in September 2002, the Prince of Tides actor was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Malibu, California. Tests later showed that he was under the influence of the psychoactive drug, GHB. Three months later, he pleaded no contest to charges of driving under the influence. He received three years of probation and was ordered to undergo alcohol and drug counseling with random testing required.

#34 Robert Downey Jr.

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Years before finding massive success as Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. was arrested multiple times. The actor was arrested in April 1996 for possession of heroin, cocaine, and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He later received three years of probation and was ordered to undergo compulsory drug testing. After missing a couple of court-ordered drug tests, he was sentenced to a three-year prison term.

Over the Thanksgiving 2000 holiday, just months after he was released in jail, Downey was arrested after his hotel room in Palm Springs was searched by the police, who were responding to an anonymous 911 call. Downey was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the arrest and in possession of cocaine and Valium. Downey pleaded no contest to the charges filed against him and was sent into drug rehabilitation and received three years of probation.

#35 Stacey Dash

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Clueless star Stacey Dash was arrested in September 2019 at her apartment in Florida on a domestic battery charge after she allegedly pushed and slapped her husband Jeffrey Marty across the face following a verbal argument.

A day after Dash pleaded not guilty to the charge the following month, the case was dropped at the request of Marty, who said Dash had been arrested over his objection. In June 2020, Dash filed for divorce from Marty.

#36 Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke, best known for his Oscar-winning performance in the 2008 movie The Wrestler, has been arrested several times over the years. Rourke, who was previously married to actress Carré Otis, was arrested in September 1994 on suspicion of spousal abuse. Though the charges were later dropped and the couple reconciled, they got officially divorced in December 1998.

Rourke was then arrested in October 2005 after allegedly threatening police during a shouting match outside his Miami Beach nightclub. Two years later, he was arrested again, this time on DUI charges in Miami Beach.

#37 Snoop Dogg

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As a teenager, Snoop Dogg frequently ran into trouble with the law, but that didn’t immediately change after he became a rap icon. In 1993, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., was charged with first-degree murder after a member of a rival gang was shot and killed by Snoop Dogg’s bodyguard who fired the shot while in the then-21-year-old rapper’s vehicle. In February 1996, Snoop Dogg was acquitted of his murder charge.

A decade later, in October 2006, Snoop Dogg was arrested on suspicion of illegal drug and gun possession at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. In 2012, he was again arrested, this time at a border patrol checkpoint in West Texas, where he was found to be in possession of several joints containing under a half-ounce of marijuana.

#38 Hugh Grant

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Some celebrity arrests are just too hard to believe like the one involving Hugh Grant back in 1995. Despite the British actor’s wholesome image, he was actually arrested in June of that year in Los Angeles for receiving oral sex in a public place from Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. He pleaded no contest and was fined $1,180. He was also placed on two years’ summary probation and was ordered to complete an AIDS education program.

The arrest occurred about two weeks before the release of his first major studio film, Nine Months. And though he was asked about his embarrassing arrest on several U.S. television shows while promoting his movie, many applauded the Love Actually actor for his refreshing honesty in talking about the incident. “He went ahead and faced the music and handled it with tongue [in] cheek,” said radio host Scott Shannon of how Grant handled the scandal.

#39 Mischa Barton

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In December 2007, Mischa Barton was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and possessing marijuana. In April 2008, the O.C. star made a plea deal, and as part of her sentence, she was put on a 36-month probation and was required to attend alcohol education classes and pay a fine.

In the August 2008 issue of Nylon magazine, Barton opened up about her run-in with the law, saying: “That was a low point for me. I never, ever would have thought I would be arrested.”

#40 Terrence Howard

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Terrence Howard was arrested in 2001 for a variety of charges including simple assault, terrorist threats, harassment, and stalking, following his violent attack on his first wife, Lori McCommas. Following an argument on the phone, he reportedly forced entry into her home by breaking in doors and chased her into the backyard where he punched her twice in the face with a closed fist. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace.

In an interview with Rolling Stone three years later, the Oscar-nominated actor admitted to hitting McCommas, saying: “She was talking to me real strong, and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids.”

#41 Tyga

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Aside from being arrested on an outstanding warrant after being flagged for a traffic violation in 2012 and for having paper plates in 2017, Tyga has also been sued by different people over the years. In 2013, he was sued by several women who appeared in his Make It Nasty music video. The women claimed he had shown their nipples without their consent. They were reportedly convinced to dance topless and assured their breasts would be edited out. But Tyga proceeded to release a fully unedited version.

In September 2013, the rapper, whose real name is Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, was also sued by Beverly Hills-based jeweler Jason for not paying for roughly $91,000 worth of jewelry. According to Jason, Tyga agreed to pay $28,275 for the jeweler’s diamond pantheon watch in August 2012 and that he borrowed a $63,000 diamond Cuban link chain in December 2012 but never returned the item. Jason sued Tyga for the cost of both pieces, plus late fees, which totaled up to $185,306.50 in damages.

#42 Chris Tucker

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In April 2005, Chris Tucker had a brief stint behind bars after cops pulled over his speeding 2005 Bentley on Georgia’s Interstate 20 when he did not immediately stop for them. According to the police, a chase continued at speeds that exceeded 120 miles an hour until two trailers got in the way. The Rush Hour actor was arrested for reckless driving and fleeing to elude.

Tucker, who stayed in a county jail for 30 minutes, claimed he didn’t see the lights or hear the sirens. “All I wanted to do is get to the 11 a.m. church services on time,” Tucker said in a statement.

#43 David Henrie

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David Henrie, best known for his role as Luke on How I Met Your Mother, was arrested and charged at Los Angeles International Airport under allegations of carrying a loaded gun in the airport in September 2018. He was charged on three counts for “carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and possessing a weapon in a sterile area of the airport.”

Shortly after his arrest, Henrie took to Twitter to apologize for the incident. According to him, the act was unintentional and the gun was legally purchased.

#44 Jake T. Austin

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In November 2013, Jake T. Austin hit three parked cars and immediately fled the scene. According to witnesses, the actor chucked a Ciroc vodka bottle before stepping out of his 2010 Audi. He then ordered an Uber to leave before cops arrived. The incident took place just a month after he was busted for DUI while driving the same car.

A year later, The Fosters actor was found not guilty in the criminal hit and run case. The judge who heard the case concluded that even though Austin fled he reported the incident to the police within a reasonable time.

#45 Mitchel Musso

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In October 2011, then-20-year-old Mitchel Musso was arrested for drunken driving in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank. Four months later, the Hannah Montana actor pleaded no contest to one count of having a blood alcohol level of over 0.08, and was sentenced to 36 months of informal probation. He was ordered to complete alcohol education classes and must pay a fine.

“I appreciate the court allowing me to resolve my case in the manner it did today,” Musso told E! News in February 2012. “In becoming an adult, I have learned first-hand that stepping up and taking responsibility is the best way to move forward. I am especially thankful to my family and fans for their unwavering support and encouragement. I am glad to now put this in the past.”

#46 DaBaby

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In November 2018, DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was involved in an incident in Huntersville, North Carolina where a 19-year-old man named Jalyn Craig was shot in the abdomen and died soon after. DaBaby, who said he acted in self-defense, was cleared of the most serious charges in connection to the fatal shooting but pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.

In January 2020, DaBaby was arrested for battery after he and his crew allegedly robbed a music promoter who only paid the rapper $20,000 of the $30,000 he was owed for a performance in Miami. According to reports, the group allegedly took $80 cash, an iPhone 7, and a credit card from the promoter.

#47 Soulja Boy

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Soulja Boy has had several run-ins with the law, but probably the most highly publicized among those was his January 2014 arrest when police discovered a loaded handgun in his car. Though Soulja Boy’s manager claimed that a neighbor had left the gun under the seat with the rapper unaware that it was there, the Crank That hitmaker was convicted and sentenced to two years of probation.

In March 2019, the rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was arrested once again for violating his probation after police found weapons inside his home. He was sentenced to eight months in prison, with credit for time served.

#48 Bow Wow

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In February 2019, Bow Wow was arrested for battery after he got into a fight with a woman in Atlanta, Georgia. Both the Let Me Hold You lyricist and the woman suffered minor injuries, and since it was unclear who the aggressor was at the time of the arrest, both parties were charged.

Both were taken to the Fulton County Jail, but Bow Wow, whose real name was Shad Gregory Moss, was released from jail within the day after paying an $8,000 signature bond.

#49 R. Kelly

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Robert Sylvester Kelly, aka R. Kelly, was arrested by the Chicago Police Department in February 2019 after Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois charged him with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, stemming from 1998 to 2010 allegations that he sexually abused four females (three of whom were minors). The judge set a $1 million bond and ordered Kelly to have no contact with any minor under 18 or alleged victim. Kelly, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, was released on bail after two nights in jail.

Five months later, federal prosecutors from New York and Chicago indicted Kelly on 18 charges, including child sexual exploitation, child pornography production, kidnapping, forced labor, racketeering, and obstruction of justice. He was denied bail twice and is currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

#50 Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby has been the subject of highly publicized sexual assault allegations over the years. The Golden Globe-winning stand-up comedian has been accused by numerous women of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. The dates of the alleged incidents have spanned from 1965 to 2008 in ten U.S. states and in one Canadian province.

When a stand-up routine by comedian Hannibal Buress became popular in October 2014, allegations against Cosby became more public and many additional accusations were made against him. He was convicted of aggravated indecent assault in April 2018. Five months later, he was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison and fined $25,000 plus the cost of the prosecution, $43,611.

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