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80 Celebrities Who Have Been Charged with Domestic Abuse

List Criteria: Famous people who have been charged with domestic abuse

List of celebrities charged with domestic abuse, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Emmy award winners, Oscar winners, and World Series MVPs have all been arrested for domestic violence. Many of the cases are dealing with repeat offenders, but sometimes it was a one-time incident in which the charges of domestic abuse were later dropped.

Who is the most famous person charged with domestic abuse? Charlie Sheen tops our list. The “Two and a Half Men” star plead guilty to domestic abuse charges in 1996 and 2009. Sheen has a history of drug abuse, although the only drug he claims to use these days is a drug called “Charlie Sheen.” He is currently starring in the TV show “Anger Management” and hasn't been in trouble with the law since 2009. Other famous actors who have been charged with domestic abuse include Mel Gibson, Josh Brolin, and Sean Penn.

Some famous ladies have also been charged with domestic abuse. In 1998, Carmen Electra and then-husband Dennis Rodman were involved in a domestic incident in which they were both taken to prison. More recently, Emma Roberts was charged with domestic abuse when she allegedly bloodied the face of her boyfriend, actor Evan Peter. Roberts's father, Eric Roberts, also has a history of domestic violence.

Do you think that drugs and alcohol are factors in so many celebrities being charged with domestic violence? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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    Michael Lohan, 55, turned himself in just weeks before Christmas in 2015 for assault and battery of his wife, Kate Major. Major had reported that he attacked her in October 2015, and Lohan finally fessed up. Allegedly, Lohan slapped her son in the face, and choked her. Their two children were taken away from him, and the couple has been estranged since the incident. Lohan has not yet been charged for his crimes.   

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Syosset, New York, USA
    • Profession: Trader, Businessperson, Actor
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    August 12, 2015: Former American Idol contestant and Broadway actor Constantine Maroulis was arrested in New Jersey for domestic violence. Angel Reed, the mother of Constantine's four-year-old child, called 911 claiming that he had thrown her to the ground and kicked her in the groin. Maroulis claimed that he was acting in self-defense, and that he had a thigh injury that would prove it. He was released after a short time in jail.

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Rock of Ages, American Idol Extra
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    In 2009, "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen was arrested on domestic violence charges after reporting trying to choke his wife Brooke Mueller. Sheen also pleaded no contest to a 1996 charge that he attacked his girlfriend at his home.

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Two and a Half Men, Being John Malkovich, Major League + 67 more
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    In 1998, Carmen Electra was arrested after a domestic dispute with then husband NBA star Dennis Rodman. Rodman was also charged in the incident that allegedly stemmed from a fight about seeing one of Electra's ex-boyfriends on television.

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Sharonville, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Fitness professional, Model, Author, Actor, Voice acting + 4 more
    • Credits: Scary Movie, Scary Movie 4, Good Burger, Baywatch, Bedtime Stories + 58 more
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    In 2010, Mel Gibson pleaded no contest in a battery charge regarding his then wife Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson was also arrested in 2006 for drunk driving, the charge was associated with Gibson's now infamous anti-Semitic tirade.

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Braveheart, Lethal Weapon, Pocahontas, The Passion of the Christ, Mad Max 2 + 54 more
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    Emma Roberts was arrested for domestic violence for beating up her boyfriend Evan Peters in Canada. The couple both starred on "American Horror Story: Coven."

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    • Age: age 24
    • Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: American Horror Story, Blow, Scream 4, Valentine's Day, We're the Millers + 24 more
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    In 2009, Chris Brown was arrested for beating up then girlfriend Rihanna before the Grammy Awards. Brown has a history of violence, and in 2013, he was arrested after punching a man in the face for wanting a picture with him.

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter + 5 more
    • Credits: Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, Takers, Think Like A Man, Into the Woods + 3 more
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    Milk star Sean Penn was arrested for the domestic assault of then wife Madonna.  Penn also served 33 days in prison for an incident in which he punched a photographer.

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Being John Malkovich, Mystic River, The Thin Red Line, The Game + 57 more
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    NBA star Dennis Rodman has a long history with domestic violence. He and then-wife Carmen Electra were both arrested for a domestic dispute in 1998. Rodman was also arrested for domestic violence in 2003 and 2008.

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Wrestler, Actor, Athlete + 1 more
    • Credits: The Apprentice, The Comebacks, Eddie, Double Team, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew + 15 more
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    In 2011, Nicolas Cage was arrested for domestic battery and disturbing the peace. Cage reportedly pushed his wife outside of a tattoo shop and punched some cars that were nearby.

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass, The Outsiders, Ghost Rider + 82 more
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    Steven Seagal's ex-wife Kelly LeBrock has made claims that Seagal was abusive throughout their marriage. Seagal has also been sued for sexual harassment several times as well as for assaulting women on his sets.

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 3 more
    • Credits: Machete, Above the Law, Exit Wounds, Under Siege, Out for Justice + 44 more
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    Rocker Tommy Lee was arrested for domestic violence in 1994 and 1998. Lee has been arrested several times for offenses like indecent exposure, disturbing the peace, and inciting a riot.

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer + 3 more
    • Credits: Vanilla Sky, The New Guy, The Twilight Zone, Rock Star, E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose! + 13 more
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    Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for domestic violence in 1989. The Black Sabbath frontman has also been arrested for breaking and entering and public urination.

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Aston, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, Lyricist, Author + 4 more
    • Credits: Moulin Rouge!, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Little Nicky, Private Parts, Gnomeo & Juliet + 21 more
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    The Wrestler star Mickey Rourke was arrested for domestic violence in 1994. He was also arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2007.

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Iron Man 2, Sin City, The Expendables, Man on Fire, The Wrestler + 64 more
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    Funk legend James Brown was arrested for domestic violence in 2004. Brown has also been arrested for drug possession, armed robbery, and arson.

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)
    • Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Bandleader + 6 more
    • Credits: The Blues Brothers, Rocky IV, Blues Brothers 2000, Doctor Detroit, Holy Man + 8 more
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    Gary Busey was arrested for domestic violence in 1999 and 2001. He has also been arrested for possession of cocaine.

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break, The Firm, Nashville + 109 more
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    Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was arrested for domestic violence in 1999. This was his only run in with the law.

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer + 1 more
    • Credits: Private Parts, Brüno, The Dead Pool, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II + 18 more
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    Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore was arrested for domestic violence in 1997 and 2003. He has also been arrested for drug possession, vandalism, and battery.

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Saving Private Ryan, Heat, Black Hawk Down, Natural Born Killers, True Romance + 96 more
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    Christian Slater was arrested for domestic violence in 1997 and served 59 days in prison. The True Romance star has also been arrested for drug possession, battery, and assault with a deadly weapon.

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Heathers, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, True Romance, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Zoolander + 75 more
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    Richard Hatch was charged with domestic violence in 2001. The original "Survivor" champion has also been charged with bank fraud and tax evasion.

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Corporate trainer, Actor
    • Credits: The Apprentice, The Streets of San Francisco, Another Gay Movie, Survivor, Forever Fernwood + 1 more
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