7 Most Talked About Celebrity Arrests
It may come as a surprise to you, but celebrities too are human and pretty much like anyone else. This means that every once in a while, they get on the wrong side of the law and end up doing time in a prison cell. The nice part is that their power and prestige does not immunize them from arrest.
This is something that many a celebrity has found out the hard way. The fact of the matter is that it is not just well-known celebrities like Bill Cosby and R. Kelly that have found themselves in trouble with the law in the past year. As a matter of fact, tons of other celebrities have landed in jail. Here is a look at some shocking celebrity arrests.
In November last year, Baldwin was arrested and charged with assault and harassing a forty-nine-year-old man. This is not the first time Alec Baldwin has got on the wrong side of the law.
He was also arrested way back in 1995 for punching a photographer. Many years later in 2004, he was again arrested for disorderly behavior. His famous temper has got Baldwin into trouble many times.
O. J. Simpson
He is probably the best-known celebrity to do jail time. O. J. Simpson was linked to the death of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman who were found dead in Nicole Brown’s home. Since not enough evidence was available, O. J. Simpson could not be convicted of murder in spite of the fact many people thought he was guilty.
Later, he was convicted for the wrongful death and assault of Goldman and assault of Nicole Brown. His trial was labeled the Trial of the Century, and even two decades after the incident nobody knows for sure what happened that fateful day.
Spector was a record producer and a musician of note as well as a songwriter. He masterminded many musical groups and came up with hit albums. However, this 75-year-old celebrity had to deal with demons in his head. In 2003, an actress by the name of Lana Clarkson was found dead in his residence.
She had died of a wound from a gun which Spector tried to pass off the death as an accidental suicide. However, his driver made the 911 call, and according to him, Spector told him that he might have killed someone. He also said he saw Spector with a gun. In 2009, Spector was convicted of murder and had to spend 19 years in prison and is currently serving time in a California prison.
The beloved actor, better known as Pee-Wee Herman, was an icon for kids all over America, that us until his arrest in 1991. Reubens was caught masturbating in an adult film theater, which pretty much ended his career. To make things worse, the actor was arrested once again in 2002 for possession of child pornography, which made him one of the most notorious celebrities arrested in the past two decades.
Another one in the celebrities arrested list is Hugh Grant that was arrested back in 1995 by the Hollywood police that caught him having sex with Divine Brown – a prostitute. What was most shocking in the scandal was that Grant was dating one of Hollywood's sexiest women – Elizabeth Hurley, so people were confused as to why he needed to look for sex elsewhere.
Stewart was a domestic diva and goddess. So, when she was sentenced to some major prison time, it surprised everyone. Stewart was a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Stock Exchange. However, she only held this position for 4 months. She was actually found guilty of securities fraud and conspiracy as well as obstruction of an agency proceeding.
She was also found guilty of making false statements to the feds and for obstructing justice. She obtained her information about the stock market from Peter Bacanovic, and in the process, she succeeded in avoiding losses of more than 45000 dollars. Stewart only did five months at a correctional facility, where she spent time making crafts as well as gourmet recipes.
Don King is a well-known boxing promoter who has been linked to various organized crime acts including having links with an infamous mobster called John Gotti. King has been the subject of lawsuits for payment frauds as well as unpaid funds and theft as well as conspiracy.
He was also convicted of the manslaughter of Samuel Garrett, who was King's employee. King spent four years in jail in the sixties. In 1983, he was pardoned. In his defense, King said that the fight leading to the death of Garrett was a result of the frustrations he felt growing up in a ghetto.