In terms of their profession and brand, celebrities have a name to defend. When stars are charged with a crime, their lives begin to unravel. Here’s a list of celebs accused of horrible crimes, sometimes even multiple ones:
1. Will Smith
With his dynamic performances, this A-list actor has wowed us. However there is one subject about which he probably doesn’t want to engage. Will Smith got into a confrontation with a record publicist named William Hendricks in Philadelphia in 1989. The actor instructed his security to assault Hendricks, who was so badly beaten that he was left practically blind in one eye owing to an orbital fracture. Aggravated assault, reckless endangering of another person, and criminal conspiracy were all charges against Smith. He spent a night in a jail cell for this.
2. Snoop Dog
Rap artist Snoop Dogg has been charged with narcotics offenses at least five times, as well as unauthorized possession of a weapon and murder once. In 1993, he was charged with murder but was acquitted three years later. In 2006, he was charged with illegally possessing a handgun.
After his substance-addicted older brother stole his ring, the rapper shot him in the shoulder when he was just 12 years old. It inspired the lyrics of You Must Love Me, in which he describes seeing “saw the devil in your eyes/high off more than weed, confused, I just closed my young eyes and squeezed”. Jay-Z was never found guilty of the shooting, but he later claimed that he was afraid for his life. A 1999 episode, on the other hand, was more than a case of immaturity and bewilderment. During a confrontation outside a nightclub, Jay-Z was accused of stabbing Lance “Un” Riviera in the stomach. The rapper pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and received only three years of probation.
4. Mark Wahlberg
In 1987, after being charged with attempted murder, actor Mark Wahlberg faced charges at Boston’s Deer Island House of Correction. According to rumors, he brutally attacked two guys, one of whom went blind as a result of the commotion. After pleading guilty to abuse, his sentence was reduced to to 45 days. Mark was one of the rare actors who was able to resurrect his career after being accused of committing a crime.
5. R. Kelly
Since the 1990s, R. Kelly has been the subject of sexual abuse allegations, and he has yet to be exonerated. He has been the subject of sexual abuse allegations since the 1990s, and has yet to be exonerated. In 2002, the singer was taken into custody and charged with 21 charges of child pornography. Kelly was also suspected of recording a sex tape with a 12-year-old girl. In 2019, the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly addressed accusations of sexual assault made by a number of women. Kelly was held liable of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, sex trafficking, and a violation of the Mann Act by 2021.