High-profile court cases fascinate the media and the world at large like nothing else does! We pore over newspapers every morning, eager to get a fresh update on the court cases. Then we discuss and dissect the information wherever we go, at cafes, restaurants, home, everywhere. Court cases are like fictionalized real stories that you consume with bated breath, wanting to know how things unfold right before us. These celebrity court cases have all of the regular stuff that keeps us intrigued, right from incriminating evidence, to shocking revelations, well you’ve got it all here and more! Here are the most shocking ones we could find for you!
Most refer to the O.J Simpson case as the trial of the century. This was the People of the State of California Vs., O.J Simpson or Orenthal James Simpson. The acquisition was not one but two murder charges of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. A team of high-profile defense lawyers represented him, and the case caught the Nation’s attention, and the trial ran for a better part of a year! (11 months) Some twists and turns can even beat even a reel who-dun-it! This case also saw the dismissal of over ten jurors during the trial. Ultimately there were four jurors on board. After 11 months of grueling court proceedings, Simpson was found not guilty.
Martha Stewart is not all about floral arrangements or offering tips on home décor. She also served jail time for inside trading. Afterward, she was indicted by a federal grand jury on security fraud charges and making false statements and obstructing justice for handling personal stock trade.
Matthew Broderick was embroiled in a car accident in 1987 while he was holidaying in Northern Ireland. He drove to the wrong lane and went on to a head-on collision with another vehicle that instantly killed the driver, and the passenger was killed off immediately.
Matthew was battling the accusation of dangerous driving at that time, but he was later indicted for careless driving. He was fined a paltry $715, and the victim’s family cried foul over it is a travesty of justice.
While there are shoplifting incidents we hear from time to time, Winona Ryder’s shoplifting incident surprised and shocked everyone. Yes, the Academy Award-nominated actress stole a whopping $5,500 worth of clothing &accessories at Saks. (Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, Calif. She always intended to pay off the bills, but evidence suggested that she had indeed shoplifted and was sentenced to probation for three years and a $10,000 fine with 480 hours of community service.
Hernandez was once considered the best tight ends in the NFL. He had also signed a 40 million dollar contract, which was supposed to extend till 2012. However, Hernandez’s career came to an abrupt end in 2013 after he was convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was found murdered in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez’s house. Odin was shot several times over.
Born as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner was in a car crash in California in 2015. Jenner’s car hit a white car that lost control and hurtled towards the oncoming traffic. The white car was hit by a Hummer and killed the driver of the white car. Several others sustained injuries of varying degrees in the accident. Jenner voluntarily took the BAC test and was not drunk, nor was she speeding. She earlier claimed that the paparazzi chased her. However, the police did not believe it.
Corey Miller is a rapper who is popular by his stage name C-Murder. He is the brother of Percy “Master P” Miller. C-Murder is currently serving a life sentence for a murder charge made against him in 2002. He shot a teen, Steve Thomas, an alleged fan at a Louisiana nightclub.
These are just a few of the most high-profile court cases that managed to create a major uproar. While a few of them came out clean, a few are still battling it out with the law. It only makes a person take a step back and think. It makes one wonder how even celebrities’ otherwise perfect lives could come crashing like a pack of cards because of just a few slips in life. This could be a lesson to the rest of us on how a little bit of carelessness can ruin anyone’s life!