The tabloids and gossip blogs run on drama like what celebrity got arrested today. Those stories sell copies and get clicks, perhaps because high paid PR teams keep the stars' lives looking so perfect, the public is fascinated with - and maybe just a little happy about - stories of famous people in jail. Drug charges, assault, disorderly conduct, and stories of more horrible celebrity crimes can land celebrities in jail. And once they're there, celebrity jail photos and recent celebrity arrests are bound to get a lot of attention. In 2019, who went to prison even though they're rich and famous? What big celebrity arrests 2019 stole the headlines, and what celebrities are currently jail?
With all the scandals and scorching hot current celebrity events out there, it can be hard to keep up with the news about recently arrested celebrities. Stories of celebrities who have been arrested fade out of the headlines fast once a new scandal arises. Every celebrity in jail of 2019 is documented below. And, if you're curious if any of these celebs are repeat offenders, check out this list of celebrity arrests of 2018.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested on October 4, 2019, for an alleged instance of domestic abuse with on-off girlfriend Jen Harley. The Jersey Shore star and Harley allegedly got into a fight at an Airbnb home in Los Angeles, where Ortiz-Magro reportedly slapped and punched his girlfriend. She then ran outside, and Ortiz allegedly chased her with a knife in one hand, their 18-month-old daughter in the other.
After chasing Harley, Ortiz-Magro allegedly locked himself in the home with their child. Police broke down the door and used a Taser on Ortiz. TMZ reported he was taken into custody for kidnapping.
Stacey Dash was arrested on September 29, 2019, for allegedly slapping and pushing her husband during a heated argument in New Port Richey, Florida.
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.see more on Stacey Dash
A$AP Rocky voluntarily surrended to Swedish police for questioning on July 2, 2019 after a street fight and was immediately arrested. He was arrested for the brawl on suspicion of aggravated assault - for which he could face six years in prison - despite video that shows the rapper and his team being hounded by the alleged victim. The man had even smashed a pair of headphones onto A$AP Rocky's bodyguard's head, and initially, A$AP tried to play peacemaker, getting in between the two. In the video, he's heard saying, "We don't wanna fight y'all. We don't wanna go to jail."
Normally Swedish authorities can only hold people for three days while investigating, but on July 4, 2019, a Swedish judge ruled that police could keep A$AP Rocky in custody for two weeks. They have since released the "Goldie" rapper's bodyguard due to "insufficient evidence" but show no signs of releasing A$AP Rocky himself.
The arrest is causing cries of human rights violations, as the Swedish police did not alert the US Embassy of A$AP's arrest. The Swedish police are also reportedly refusing to let the US Embassy meet with A$AP or his team. He is being held on restricted visitation and only allowed to speak with an appointed attorney.see more on ASAP Rocky
On May 2, 2019, rapper Blocboy JB was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee on one felony charge of being a felon in possession of a handgun, drug paraphernalia, and drugs, and for speeding.
Officers said they were surveilling the rapper’s home following a drug complaint, and found people outside in possession of marijuana. Blocboy JB then fled the scene in a Ford Fusion, and was eventually pulled over at Forest Hill Irene and Highway 385, where a gun was found in his vehicle.
As a convicted felon, Blocboy JB is not allowed to be near weapons. A search warrant later revealed four loaded guns, ammo, drugs, and a black scale in the rapper’s home. He alleged that he knew the guns were there, but only because they were going to be used in a video shoot, and he had not realized they were loaded.
Blocboy JB was previously arrested in June 2018 for selling marijuana and for having a gun on school property.see more on BlocBoy JB