Emmy Award winners, Oscar winners, and World Series MVPs have all been arrested for domestic violence. Some cases involve repeat offenders, while others were one-time incidents in which the charges of domestic abuse were later dropped.
Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty to domestic abuse charges in 1996 and 2009. Other famous actors who have been charged with domestic abuse include Mel Gibson, Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, James Brown, and Sean Penn.
Some famous women 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. 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.
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Devin Ratray, known for playing Buzz in the Home Alone films, was charged with punching and strangling his girlfriend, reportedly after she gave away his autograph for free. He was arrested in Oklahoma on December 22, 2021, on a warrant for two charges of domestic assault and battery.
Police told Fox News that Ratray "turned himself in and was processed” before being released on $25,000 bond.
The attack reportedly happened earlier in December 2021, when the actor was in Oklahoma City as a guest for Pop Christmas Con.
Stacey Dash was arrested on September 29, 2019, for allegedly slapping and pushing her husband during a heated argument in New Port Richey, FL.
The Clueless star posted bail on September 30, 2019, and was released that morning. She entered a written plea of not guilty for the domestic battery charge, according to documents filed in Pasco County Circuit Court on October 2, 2019.
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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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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.