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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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  1. 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.

    Born: 1965
    Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    Institution: Santa Monica High School
    Height: 5'10"
    Employer: The Living History Center
    Friends: Chris Penn, Nicolas Cage, Rebecca Gayheart, Jim Faraci, Nick Cassavetes + 8 more
    Canoodled: Teri Star, Tara Phillips, Dolly Fox, Domonique Simone, Summer Altice + 5 more
    Dated: Ginger Lynn, Denise Richards, Brittany Ashland, Domonique Simone, Summer Altice + 12 more
    Breakup: Denise Richards, Brittany Ashland, Donna Peele
    Wears: RayBans
    Charlie Sheen : see more

  2. 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.

    Born: 1972
    Birthplace: Northwest Territory, Ohio, United States of America, Butler County, Sharonville + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Fitness professional, Model, Author, Actor, Voice acting + 4 more
    Institution: Walnut Hills High School, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Princeton High School
    Height: 5'2"
    Employer: Ritz Camera Centers, Kings Island
    Friends: Jack Osbourne, B-Real, Kelly Osbourne, Jessica Simpson
    Canoodled: Jamie Foxx
    Dated: Vin Diesel, Leonardo DiCaprio, Fred Durst, Prince, David Spade + 2 more
    Breakup: Dennis Rodman, Dave Navarro
    Wears: Diane von Fürstenberg, Tart, Jay Godfrey, George
    Carmen Electra : see more

  3. 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.

    Born: 1956
    Birthplace: Peekskill, Contiguous United States, New York, Westchester County, United States of America + 2 more
    Nationality: Republic of Ireland, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    Institution: National Institute of Dramatic Art, St Leo's Catholic College
    Height: 5'9"
    Employer: Icon Productions
    Friends: Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Britney Spears, Denzel Washington
    Mel Gibson : see more

  4. 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."

    Born: 1991
    Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, Dutchess County, United States of America, Rhinebeck + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    Institution: Sarah Lawrence College, Archer School for Girls
    Height: 5'1"
    Family: Roberts family
    Friends: Jamie Lynn Spears, Zoë Kravitz
    Dated: Ryan Sheckler
    Breakup: Alex Pettyfer
    Wears: Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Ksubi Mac
    Emma Roberts : see more

  5. 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.

    Born: 1989
    Birthplace: Charles Irving Thornton Tombstone, United States of America, Essex County, DVD Region 1, Virginia + 1 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter + 5 more
    Institution: Essex High School
    Height: 6'0"
    Friends: Omarion, Bow Wow, Young Jeezy
    Dated: Rihanna
    Breakup: Rihanna
    Wears: Lavie
    Chris Brown : see more

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