Celebrities Who Were Arrested in 2017

A night for the rich and famous usually wraps at an exclusive after party, but for some naughty celebrities, it ends with getting arrested and going to jail. Instead of posing for glamour shots on the red carpet, these celebs smiled for mugshots before serving time for their crimes. News about a celebrity arrest can be shameful, but it's always interesting to know why these famous people got in trouble with the law. From drug possession to domestic abuse, the list of celebrity crimes in 2017 go on and on. If you want to hear about even more recent celebrity arrests, check out this list of celebrity arrests in 2018

If you're curious about current celebrity events, especially news of a recent arrest, then look no further. This list of celebrities who were arrested in 2017 ranges from movie stars to music icons, so expect a diverse batch of criminal celebs. While many celebrities are able to avoid prison, some end up behind bars. However, these famous troublemakers still have good reputations even if their embarrassing celebrity arrest photos are trending online. 

Don't be the last one to find out about celebrity arrests that happened recently. This list of celebs who were arrested in 2017 is constantly being updated with the bad boys and girls of Hollywood even if they were arrested today. Skip ahead and see if these stars are staying on the straight and narrow by checking out what celebrities were arrested in 2019.

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  • Track Palin, the son of politician Sarah Palin, was arrested on assault and burglary charges on December 16. According to reports, Palin came to his father's house in Wasilla, AK, to confront him about a truck he wanted to pick up. Palin – who appeared to be under the influence – broke in through a window and assaulted his father.

    Palin was on probation following a January 2016 domestic violence charge.

  • Glee star Naya Rivera was arrested for a fight with her husband that took place on November 25. Rivera allegedly hit her husband Ryan Dorsey in the head while they were out on a walk with their two-year-old son. Arresting officers believe she was intoxicated at the time.

    Rivera was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, and released on bond later that night.

  • Ethan Cutkosky
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    Shameless star Ethan Cutkosky was arrested on November 2. The 18-year-old was pulled over in Los Angeles for driving erratically, and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with a DUI.

  • Nelly
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    Rapper Nelly was arrested on October 7 while on tour in Washington state. He was booked for second-degree rape following an encounter that allegedly took place on his tour bus. Nelly was quickly released, and tweeted that he is "completely innocent."

    Erica Greene, the woman who says Nelly raped her, filed a civil lawsuit against the musician in December, claiming defamation and sexual assault.

  • Anthony D. Weiner
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    In September, former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison after admitting to sexting an underage teen girl. He must pay a $10,000 fine as well, and complete three years of probation and enter an Internet monitoring program.

    Weiner had contact with the 15-year-old in 2016. During a three-month period, he reportedly sent sexually explicit messages and images to the teen, with full knowledge that she was a minor. After their relationship ended, she sold her story to DailyMail.com.

    Weiner broke down in tears in court, saying, "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse."

  • Kidd Creole
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    Rapper Kidd Creole - whose real name is Nathaniel Glover - was arrested in August 2017 after fatally stabbing a homeless man in New York City. Glover was one of the founding members of the 1980s hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. According to police, he and an unnamed homeless man got into an altercation just before midnight on July 31. Glover stabbed the man several times, and he later died.