80+ Celebrities Who Have Been Charged with Domestic Abuse People

80+ Celebrities Who Have Been Charged with Domestic Abuse

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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.

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  1. Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 80+ Celebrities Who Have Been Charged with Domestic Abuse
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    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.”
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Owensboro, USA, Kentucky
    • Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more
    • Credits: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, + more
  2. 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
  3. 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, USA, New York
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Rock of Ages, American Idol Extra
  4. 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, USA
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Two and a Half Men, Being John Malkovich, Major League, + more
  5. 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: USA, Sharonville, Ohio
    • Profession: Fitness professional, Model, Author, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Scary Movie, Scary Movie 4, Good Burger, Baywatch, Bedtime Stories, + more
  6. 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: USA, New York, Peekskill
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Braveheart, Lethal Weapon, Pocahontas, The Passion of the Christ, Mad Max 2, + more
  7. 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 City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: American Horror Story, Blow, Scream 4, Valentine's Day, We're the Millers, + more
  8. 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, USA, Virginia
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, Takers, Think Like A Man, Into the Woods, + more
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