We all know celebrities like to indulge in a little harmless fun every now and then. But what about the celebrities who are on the other side of the law because of the heinous crimes they’ve committed?
Here is a list of the Top 10 celebrities who are more famous for their sex scandals than they are for their work:
- Bill Cosby
America’s most-loved comedian certainly didn’t leave the 60-odd women he had sexually assaulted in splits. Many female victims have now come forward, accusing Cosby of sexually attacking them, especially during the filming of The Bill Cosby Show.
Unfortunately, despite the multiple accusations, lack of solid evidence has forced the court to remain quiet about this case.
- Mike Tyson
If there’s one thing that Tyson would like the world to forget, it’s the infamous sex scandal that arose in 1991. Tyson was found having raped 18-year old Desiree Washington and was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison.
Tyson spent three years behind bars and returned to his career still confident, albeit a little shamed. Today, he is a registered sex offender in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Hawaii.
- Woody Allen
Allen has a history of involving in sexual relations with underage children and the icing on the cake was when he was caught in possession of nude photographs of Soon-Yi, his partner Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter.
Dylan Farrow, Allen’s step-daughter also accused him of sexually assaulting her.
Rapper R. Kelly is another who has been found having sexual relations with the underage. He married a 15-year old in 1994 and was convicted on grounds of rape. He was also tried and convicted on 14 counts of child pornography.
- Michael Jackson
No one in Hollywood is better remembered for child sexual assault scandals than the King of Pop, MJ.
Jackson was accused of sexually assaulting his 13-year old son Jordon. He was also charged with seven counts of child abuse in 2003.
- Tupac Shakur
1993 was a bad year for Tupac. He was arrested for first-degree sexual abuse, sodomy, and weapons possession. The 21-year old victim accused Tupac and three of his friends of having forced her to commit unnatural sexual acts. Although he was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison, he served only 8 months.
- Roman Polanski
The celebrated Oscar-winning director of Rosemary's Baby was accused and convicted of raping a 13-year old girl in 1977. His charges also included child molestation and sodomy. He pled guilty to having drugged the girl and then raping her. He spent 42 days in prison for the crime. Now, he’s on the run in France.
- Ian Watkins
Lostprophets brought us some amazing tunes back in the day. But it also brought Ian Watkins, the monster. Watkins was convicted of having molested and raped multiple children; a fact he showed no remorse for when tried in court.
He was dubbed the ‘the most dangerous sex offender ever encountered’ by the UK officer who caught him. He has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
- Jimmy Savile
DJ, RJ, television personality and a knighted celebrity, Sir Jimmy Savile definitely isn’t someone to look up to. He is one who has a shoddy sexual history dating back decades. His earliest offense dates back to 1955 and continued till 2006, in which he assaulted minor girls and boys under the pretext of giving them an autograph.
- Josh Duggar
Political activist and television personality Josh Duggar is certainly one of the worst on this list. The oldest of the Duggar clan, Josh was found sexually abusing multiple minor girls all through his teenage years, four of whom were his little sisters.
Despite finding out about his crimes, his family didn’t contact the police. Instead, they chose to send him to a Christian counseling program at their Church for treatment. Safe to say it didn’t work and his parents were finally forced to make the call to law enforcement.