Behind the Spotlight: 10 Celebrities Embroiled in Alleged Criminal Activity

If you scan the headlines from time to time, it won’t take long to notice that a slew of celebrities have been caught up in legal troubles lately. From famous actors and musicians to reality stars, high-profile individuals often make headlines for getting on the wrong side of the law—even when their alleged crimes aren’t what you might expect. To glimpse how tough times can hit anyone—even those in the limelight who appear perfect to us— look at this shocking list of celebrities we bet you didn’t know had been accused of these crimes!

1. Vince Neil of Motley Crue

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One user posted, “Vince Neil of Motley Crue killed his friend and crippled two others in a drunk driving accident and served 15 days in prison for it. It had no impact on his career.”

Another commenter replied, “He is probably the most selfish person I’ve ever seen. His autobiography makes you hate him more. That’s quite an accomplishment!”

One Redditor added, “If you hate him for that, listen to him sing live now, and you will hate him even more.”

2. Caitlyn Jenner

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“Caitlyn Jenner [seems to have] committed vehicular manslaughter and walked away,” shared one user.

Another replied, “BUCKLE UP, BUCKAROOS!”

One commenter responded, “Ricky Gervais made a joke about this like the Emmys or something. Said how brave Caitlyn was, did a lot for women and trans rights, Yada Yada… then sheepishly says ‘Didn’t do a lot for women drivers though.’

3. Stephen Collins

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One Redditor shared, “That dude who plays the dad on 7th Heaven.”

Another user exclaimed, “Stephen Collins.”

One commenter added, “A family friend’s daughter went to a very pricey rehab. Stephen Collins’ daughter was also there and shared her own story of… abuse by her father. This is not something that I, nor they, would have shared due to the agreement of anonymity, except it has now become public knowledge. Truly appalling, unfathomable terror, pain, and heartbreak this man has caused to the people around him.”

4. Katie Price

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One user posted, “Katie Price, AKA Jordan. She harassed and threatened her ex’s new partner while on a restraining order. She was driving [with a] disqualification for speeding, drunk driving, etc. Threatened with jail multiple times. Finally caught driving without license insurance and crashing the car high on drugs. Free.”

Another Redditor added, “There’s a huge petition right now to ban her from keeping animals because of how many animals have died in her care too. Mainly dogs she lets roam freely. One died again last few weeks after being hit by a car.”

5. OJ Simpson

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“OJ Simpson nearly decapitated his ex-wife and brutally murdered a bystander. People still gather around him to take selfies at football games,” commented one user.

Another user responded, “I hope those waiters were watching their backs.”

One commenter added, “If I’m his server, he’s eating with spoons.”

6. Chris Brown

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An online user posted, “Chris Brown.”

One user commented, “My mom went on a cruise that he was on, and people ignored him, and he was booed constantly. I liked that story.”

One Redditor explained and shared, “Brown was driving a vehicle with Robyn F. as the front passenger on an unknown street in Los Angeles. Robyn F. picked up Brown’s cellular phone and observed a three-page text message from a woman who Brown had a previous sexual relationship with.

“‘A verbal argument ensued, and Brown pulled the vehicle over on an unknown street, reached over to Robyn F. with his right hand, opened the car door, and attempted to force her out. Brown could not force Robyn F. out of the vehicle because she wore a seat belt. When he could not force her to exit, he took his right hand and [began to hit and punch her, causing multiple bruises and bloodshed.]

“Brown resumed punching Robyn F., and she interlocked her fingers behind her head and brought her elbows forward to protect her face. She then bent over at the waist, placing her elbows and face near her lap in [an] attempt to protect her face and head…

“Brown continued to punch Robyn F. on her left arm and hand, causing her to suffer a contusion on her left triceps (sic)… and… on her left hand.

“Robyn F. began screaming for help, and Brown exited the vehicle and walked away. A resident in the neighborhood heard Robyn F.’s plea for help and called 911, causing a police response. An investigation was conducted, and Robyn F. was issued a Domestic Violence Emergency Protective Order.’

“At the end of his statement, Andrews said Brown sent a text message nine days later apologizing. In the text message, Brown apologized for what he had done to Robyn F. and advised [Rihanna’s assistant] Ford that he was going to get help.”

7. Ted Kennedy

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“Ted Kennedy—kinda of a celebrity, famous family, name, and politician,” one user posted.

Another user commented, “I used to fish on Chappy. That bridge he drove off has no side rails. It is a flat wood plank bridge and narrow. You don’t have to be drunk to drive off it. Teddy was plastered tho. Common on the Vineyard and in Edgartown for everyone. That bridge goes to basically a dead end. He drove the wrong way—suspicious.

“He pulls himself out of the water and walks miles to the ferry (literally a 60-second trip from dock to dock in Edgartown. Too late. He has to swim across. He walks home. Go to sleep.

“LEO inspects the car and finds the body of Mary Jo. Teddy isn’t charged or really even bothered by LEO at all about it.”

8. Roman Polanski

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One Redditor shared, “Roman Polanski. Sure, he’ll be prosecuted if he ever returns to the US, but he’s been living a nice life in France for decades & occasionally still releases a movie. His reputation took a hit, but otherwise, his life seems pretty great.”

9. Karl Malone

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“Karl Malone, an all-time NBA center who is still celebrated and revered to this day, impregnated a 13-year-old girl when he was 20 and a sophomore in college. The family settled out of court, but [an assault] of this magnitude seems like one of those crimes that shouldn’t be able to be settled out of court,” one user commented. 

10. Pete Townshend

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One user posted, “Pete Townshend claiming that he was doing research for his book when caught trying to subscribe to a child p-rn website.”

Another added, “It’s weird cos Chris Langham (actor in The Thick of It) got caught in the same sting and also claimed it was for research purposes to get into character for a show he was doing. But Langham was completely blacklisted, and Townshend wasn’t.”

Do you agree with the list of actors above? Leave us a comment!

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