This list chronicles celebrities who experienced abuse or witnessed abuse as children. You may think that celebrities all come from glamorous backgrounds, but many famous actors, musicians, politicians, and public figures come from abusive families. Some of these celebrities were physically abused while others suffered from emotional, mental, or sexual abuse.
Angelina Jolie, who has discussed her feelings of emotional neglect and abandonment, appears on this list. Halle Berry, meanwhile, witnessed abuse at an early age because of her father, who ultimately abandoned Berry and his family when she was still a child.
Several famous men also come from abusive households. Bill Clinton's stepfather was violent towards Clinton's mother and half-brother. Michael Jackson's father, Joseph, was known to be physically and emotionally abusive, having "disciplined" Michael with a belt and stuck his sister Janet Jackson.Why do you think so many celebrities experienced childhood abuse? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.