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, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, James Brown, Madonna, 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 and assault when she allegedly bloodied the face of her boyfriend, actor Evan Peters. 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 and tell us how you feel about celebrity wife beaters and if their relationships are worth saving despite abusive partners.
In 2016, Amber Heard filed for a restraining order against (and a divorce from) her husband, Johnny Depp. The two had been married for less than two years when the actress claimed he smashed a iPhone into her face during an argument. According to sources in the police department, the two had been fighting at their Los Angeles home. Depp allegedly smashed several objects while yelling. Heard was on the phone with a friend at the time, and yelled "Call the cops!" as Depp grabbed the phone from her.
During the divorce hearing, which Depp did not attend, Heard said she would be seeing spousal support. She was sporting a significant facial bruise at the time. A spokesperson for the Pirates of the Caribbean star said, “Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life.”
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America
Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more
Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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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.
Source: Daily Mail UK
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.
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
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.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Two and a Half Men, Wall Street, Anger Management, Hot Shots!
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