Celebrities, including the events in their lives, are almost always a hot topic of conversation among their fans. And it’s no wonder why. They are living a life of glitz and glamor which most of us can only dream about. However, these personalities are also human. They can commit a misdemeanor, and in some cases, even crimes. While this could be somewhat common, it still takes us by shock at how far a star can fall from grace. Below is a list of celebrities who actually were guilty of doing misdeeds:
Mention the name Johnny Depp and most people would think of the charming pirate which he immortalized in several film installments. Behind his onscreen charisma though lies a darker side to this celebrity’s personality. Depp has never lacked for women in his life, having had two wives (whom he both divorced) and four partners.
It was his second wife who had accused him of verbal and physical abuse during the brief period of their marriage. According to her, the actor’s violent behaviors were a result of alcohol and substance abuse. Depp’s former wife spoke of a time when the actor physically assaulted her. The case had the public’s attention, as is the case when a star is in news for such an event. In the end, Depp was forbidden to approach his former, while she was granted the right to own and utilize one of their jointly owned properties.
A famous quote says “Truth is often stranger than fiction.” And this adage is proven to be true in the life of O.J. Simpson. Once a well-known professional athlete, Simpson practically became a household name during his time.
An active career in broadcasting, acting, and other endeavors served to boost his popularity even further. The list does not end there, however. Aside from what has been formerly stated, Simpson has been accused of committing a heinous crime (the murder of his wife and her friend). Since he was a public figure, it was obvious that it would make waves and catch the eye of the general public. And it surely did. The case trial, along, with Simpson’s arrest and acquittal, made headlines. Though he was declared to be “not guilty” (in criminal court, that is) many people still have that belief that Simpson is guilty of the gruesome act.
Take one popular rapper. Add a beautiful singer. At first glance, the combination might seem perfect. As with Chris Brown and another well-known music artist, everything seemed to be going well, with the couple making beautiful music together. But then, trouble came to their paradise. Unknown to the public, the couple’s relationship was taking a violent turn. Some 10 years ago, Brown was facing the heat in a domestic violence case.
He and his partner started quarreling, which ended in the latter being physically beaten. She, due to the extent of her injuries, she was hospitalized. He decided to take himself to the police station for questioning. This specific event caused Brown to lose some working engagements. After almost a month, he was declared as charged with several criminal cases. He admitted his guilt regarding one of them. As a result, he had to undergo community service and counsel services. Brown also apologized to his former partner, expressing his grief for what he had done.
For someone as well-known as Mel Gibson, being the object of constant scrutiny shouldn’t come as a shock. And he once again was put in the hot seat during different instances. One of them was his involvement in a case along with his past partner. He admitted to the crime of physically abusing his former lover. As an exchange, Gibson didn’t go to jail.
He, on the other hand, was required to seek professional counsel and had to be subjected to compliance with certain legal rules and conditions. Another misdeed in which Mel was part of, was driving under the influence of alcohol. The star also made racist comments regarding the arresting officer’s heritage, during his arrest for drunk and drive. Furthermore, Gibson also refused to let the police officer take him for questioning and also made a public scandal. This was rather unfortunate, given the fact that during this time, he was beginning to reinvent himself as an actor.
These crimes only show that though famous and admired by many, celebrities are humans and their emotions (and bad decisions) can get the best of them too.