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Several famous musicians, actors, and athletes have been charged with sex crimes. Some of these celebrities were the victims of false allegations, while others were found guilty of rape and molestation. Which famous people have been accused of sex crimes? Whether indecent exposure as part of a prank, or much more serious crimes that left a lasting effect on their victims, these celebrities have all been accused of some kind of sex crime.

Who is the most famous person who was charged with a sex crime? Britney Spears tops the list. In 2012, Britney Spears was accused of sexual harassment by a former body guard. Fernando Flores claimed that the she flashed him and invited him into her bedroom when she was nude.

The Doors singer Jim Morrison, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, and many other musicians have all been charged with indecent exposure, as well as a few famous actors. After you are done ranking this list, head on over and check out the list of famous people who have committed murder.

Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Bill Cosby age 79

In 2004, Bill Cosby was accused of sexual misconduct by 13 different women. The civil lawsuit claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted the women. Cosby settled with undisclosed terms.

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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Woody Allen age 81

Woody Allen has been suspected of having sexual relations with minors since 1992, when Allen was found with nude photos of his partner Mia Farrow's 20-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. Allen and Soon-Yi were married in 1997. In 2014,  Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, accused Allen of sexual assault.

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
R. Kelly age 50

R. Kelly was charged with statutory rape and child pornography in 2002 after a video surfaced that appeared to show Kelly having sex and urinating on an underage girl.  After several delays, Kelly was found not guilty in 2008.

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John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
John Travolta age 63

In 2009, a cruise ship worker claimed that John Travolta sexually assaulted him. The man says that Travolta exposed himself during a neck massage and later offered the man $12,000 to keep quiet. Travolta denies all allegations.

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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
CeeLo Green age 42

In 2012, CeeLo Green was accused of sexually assaulting a woman whom he had eaten dinner with in Los Angeles. The LA District Attorney did not have enough evidence to bring rape charges, and Green was later charged with furnishing a controlled substance. He pled not guilty.

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Britney Spears age 35

In 2012, Britney Spears was accused of sexual harassment by former body guard, Fernando Flores. He claimed the pop star flashed him and invited him into her bedroom while she was nude.

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Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Bryan Singer age 51

In 2014, X-Men director Bryan Singer was accused of sexually abusing a male teenager. The accuser has since filed additional lawsuits against other prominent members of the entertainment industry. Singer was also charged with raping a 17-year-old boy in 2017; the incident allegedly occurred in 2003.

Gary Glitter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Gary Glitter age 72

Musician Gary Glitter was convicted of child pornography in 1999 and child molestation in 2006. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Sean Penn age 56

In 1988, Sean Penn was charged with domestic violence for an incident involving his then-wife Madonna. Allegedly, Penn tied Madonna to a chair and gagged her before leaving the house to get alcohol. When he returned, he is rumored to have only untied the singer when she agreed to perform sexual acts.

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Brad Pitt age 53

Brad Pitt was charged with indecent exposure in 1988 for an incident in which the Fight Club actor allegedly mooned drivers on the Pacific Coast Highway in California.

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David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
David Copperfield age 60

In 2007, magician David Copperfield was accused of sexually assaulting a woman.  After a grand jury investigation, officials determined that there was not enough valid evidence to press charges against Copperfield.

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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Ben Roethlisberger age 35

In 2009, a civil lawsuit was filed when a woman accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room. In 2010, it was revealed that the NFL player was also being investigated for another instance of sexual assault. Criminal charges were not filed in either case.

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Roman Polański is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Roman Polański age 83

Director Roman Polanski was charged with statutory rape, sodomy, and child molestation after he had consensual sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl. Most of the charges were dropped and Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape. The sentence was set to be probation, but when Polanski learned that the judge wanted to cause a media storm by sentencing him to jail time, he fled the United States.

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Mike Tyson age 50

Mike Tyson was convicted of a rape charge in 1992 after sexually assaulting 18-year-old Desiree Washington, who was the reigning Miss Black Rhode Island at the time. Tyson served three years in prison for the crime.

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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Al Gore age 69

In 2006, Al Gore was accused of making unwanted sexual advances towards a female masseuse. In 2010, the former Vice President was cleared of any wrong-doing.

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Jim Morrison Died at 28 (1943-1971)

In 1969, Jim Morrison was arrested for indecent exposure after performing a concert in Miami with The Doors. He was later convicted and avoided jail time by paying a $50,000 bond.

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

Writer Oscar Wilde was convicted of sodomy and indecent acts in 1895. He spent two years in prison.

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Tupac Shakur Died at 25 (1971-1996)

Tupac Shakur was charged with sexual battery and sodomy in 1993. Shakur admitted to having consensual sexual relations with the woman who accused him of the assault and was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse.

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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Tommy Lee age 54

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with indecent exposure after he dropped his pants while taking a bow at a 1990 concert. He was fined $1,647 for the incident.

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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Nelly age 42

Rapper Nelly was arrested in October 2017 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."

Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Anthony Kiedis age 54

Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis was charged with indecent exposure and sexual battery after performing a concert in 1989. He paid a fine for the indecent exposure charge and appealed the sexual battery charge.

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Tucker Carlson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Tucker Carlson age 47

In 2001, a woman brought a lawsuit accusing Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson for rape. The accusation was proven false.

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson was charged with indecent exposure in 1994 and was charged with sexual misconduct in 2001 by a male security officer. The charges were later reduced to disorderly conduct and Manson paid a fine of $4,000.

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Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Paul Reubens age 64

In 1991, Paul Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure while he was at an adult movie theater. In 2003, Reubens was charged with child pornography, but the charge was later reduced to obscenity.

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Kobe Bryant age 38

NBA player Kobe Bryant was accused of rape in 2003. The charges were eventually dropped in 2004, but Bryant did admit to having consensual sex with a woman who was not his wife.

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Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Jerry Lawler age 67

In 1993, former professional wrestler Jerry Lawler was charged with rape and sodomy of a 15-year-old girl. The charges were later dropped when the accuser admitted that she made up the story.

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A$AP Bari is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
A$AP Bari

A$AP Bari, co-founder of A$AP Mob, was sued for sexual assault in November 2017. In July, a video surfaced online apparently showing Bari attempting to force a woman into performing oral sex. The unnamed woman is seeking more than $1 million in her suit.

Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Billie Joe Armstrong age 45

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested for indecent exposure in 1996.

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Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Jim Brown age 81

NFL player Jim Brown was charged with rape and sexual assault in 1985. The charges were later dropped.

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Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Errol Flynn Died at 50 (1909-1959)

Actor Errol Flynn was charged with statutory rape in 1942. He was found not guilty, but the publicity negatively impacted his film career.

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Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Jeffrey Jones age 69

Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor Jeffrey Jones pled no contest to charges of child pornography. However, he was sentenced to five years probation and is a registered sex offender.

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Ol' Dirty Bastard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Ol' Dirty Bastard Died at 36 (1968-2004)

The Wu-Tang Clan rapper was kicked out of a hotel in Germany for indecent exposure in 1998. Allegedly he was standing naked on his balcony.

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Joseph Simmons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Joseph Simmons age 52

Rev Run was charged with rape in 1991, but the charges were later dropped.

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Michael Jackson Died at 51 (1958-2009)

In 1993, Michael Jackson was accused of child molestation by the mother of a 13-year-old boy. The 1994 civil trial ended with a settlement between Jackson and the alleged victim. In 2003, Jackson was charged with seven counts of child sexual abuse and was found not guilty in 2005.

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Marv Albert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Marv Albert age 75

Marv Albert was charged with forcible sodomy and assault and battery in 1997. He pled guilty to the assault charge and was given a 12-month suspended sentence.

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Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Sean Kingston age 27

Sean Kingston was accused of sexual assault from a woman who visited his hotel room in 2010. Police determined that the woman did not seem credible, so charges were not filed.

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Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Charlie Parker Died at 35 (1920-1955)

Jazz legend Charlie Parker was charged with indecent exposure in 1946, but the charges were later dropped.

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
George Best Died at 59 (1946-2005)

Soccer player George Best was charged with child molestation in 2005, but the charges were later dropped.

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Mike Mills is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Mike Mills age 58

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills was arrested for indecent exposure in the early 1980s.

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Alex Da Silva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Alex Da Silva age 49

"So You Think You Can Dance" choreographer Alex Da Silva was charged with four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape, and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object. He was found guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Bruce Weber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Bruce Weber age 71

Model Jason Boyce filed a suit against fashion photographer Bruce Weber in December 2017. Boyce says Weber forced him to strip and touch himself during a 2014 photo shoot, and later made the model kiss him. A few days later, a second model named Mark Ricketson also said Weber sexually harassed him.

Melanie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Melanie Martinez

Timothy Heller accused fellow musician Melanie Martinez of rape on Twitter. Martinez claimed Heller "never said no to what we chose to do together."

Jon Heely is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Jon Heely

Jon Heely, Disney's director of music publishing, was charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse in December 2017. The abuse allegedly took place a decade earlier. Heely pleaded not guilty; if convicted, he faces up to nine years behind bars.