15 Celebs With Violent Streaks
While much of the world was focused on the dancing sharks at the Super Bowl, some people focused on the dark public service announcement about domestic violence. It was reportedly based on an actual phone call in which a woman dials 911 and pretends to order a pizza since she is afraid for her life. The clip shows a messy house with a hole in the wall where some angry man must have punched it. Are people going to pay more attention to violence because of this? Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice sparked a whole discussion about NFL leniency and abuse. But he wasn’t the first celebrity to get caught in a violent scandal.
Justin Bieber and all terrain vehicles don’t mix. He was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada in September 2014. Ontario Provincial Police spokeman Kees Wijnands said, “Investigation revealed that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation.” Somehow Selena Gomez was also seen riding on an ATV with him in released photos. It’s just a mess.
The Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was released from his team and suspended indefinitely in 2014 after he abused his wife and the internet watched as he dragged her unconscious body out of that elevator. Ray Rice made comments at a July press conference. “We’re taking the necessary steps to move forward. My job is to lead my family. My job is to lead my wife. My job is to lead in whatever I do. And if I’m not being the example, then my family crumbles,” said Rice.
Everything he owned was in a box to the left, but Jay Z never saw Solange coming in that elevator video. Beyonce said that a billion dollars was on that elevator in her song “Flawless” with Nicki Minaj. To this day, nobody really knows what went down. “What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that,” said Solange. There’s so much more that wasn’t said!
In 2014, Shia LaBeouf allegedly headbutted a guy in a bar. A headbutt is a strike using the head involving use of robust parts of the cranium as the area of impact. Wikipedia says it is a very effective but risky maneuver since a misplaced strike can harm the person delivering the headbutt more than the person who is being headbutted. Earlier in 2011, he got into a fistfight at another bar and TMZ showed him being beaten up by a burly shirtless man!
This is the story of the little phone that could. There once was a phone that was just an ordinary phone with apps and things. It lived a lonely life until the supermodel Naomi Campbell got her hands on it. Things seemed to go well and it was living a life of luxury until Campbell threw the little phone at her maid in 2007. Nothing was ever the same again. Campbell pleaded guilty to reckless assault in Manhattan Criminal Court and agreed to do five days of community service, anger management classes and pay her maid’s hospital bills.
You could say people are talking about ticking time bomb Chris Brown from wall to wall. Rumors circulated that he was surrounded by gang violence especially in light of the recent incidents that went down at his club events. “When you’re in L.A. and you’re around people, you meet everybody. You meet Crips, you meet Bloods, especially in this industry that I’m in. I’m not in the country world, I’m not in the all-the-way pop world. When you’re in hip-hop, all of that meshes.” It was in 2009 when Brown was charged with felony assault involving Rihanna.
Here we are now, entertain us and rocker Courtney Love who was charged with felony assault for allegedly beating a female rock singer with a liquor bottle and metal flashlight in 2004. That singer was Kristin King, a singer and guitarist who was somehow connected to Love’s former guitarist in her band Hole. They were at the house of Love’s ex Jim Barber when Love began choking Barber. King was sleeping on a couch when the fight broke out. Dang, that’s rough when you’re just trying to get some rest!
All’s fair in love and basketball wives especially on this show! There once was a show called “Basketball Wives: LA” and somebody got a black eye! Cast members Draya Michele and Sundy Carter got into a fight while they were on a Palm Springs getaway. Sundy was allegedly belittling Draya’s son and there was video and everything. Draya was the girlfriend of Dallas Cowboy Orlando Scandrick and Sundy was the ex-girlfriend of NBA player Larry Hughes.
Josh Brolin was arrested in 2004 for spousal battery involving his wife Diane Lane in their West Los Angeles home. She called the police to slaim that he hit her. Then a spokeswoman for the couples said there was a misunderstanding. Kelly Bush said, “Diane did not want to press charges and asked them not to arrest him, but in cases involving the possibility of any physical contact, the police have to arrest first, ask questions later.” What is the truth James?
He used to have a brave heart in “Brave Heart” but these days people remember Mel Gibson for different reasons. In 2011, Gibson pleaded no contest to a count of misdemeanor spousal battery of his ex Oksana Grigorieva. He was punished with three years of probation, domestic violence counseling and two days of community service. In 2014, a Los Angeles court vacated his misdemeanor domestic violence battery conviction. Grigorieva was awarded joint legal custody of their child.
The creator of “Two and a Half Men” made fun of Charlie Sheen in the series finale. They made fun of his drug use, prostitutes, and the famous catchphrase “Winning.” But the reality was far from funny. In 1990, Sheen accidentally shot Kelly Preston with a .22 in Malibu and she ended their relationship. In 1994, Sheen was sued by an unnamed UCLA student who said he hit her when she refused sex. In 2010, an adult film star named Capri Anderson said he put his hands around her neck and threatened to kill her. Yikes!
Bjork has a new album out called Vulnicura and is doing a U.S. tour but that’s not what this is about. The singer first made headlines in 1996 when she had flown to Thailand with her son. A reporter named Julie Kaufman approached her son and said, “Welcome to Bangkok!” That’s when mama bear Bjork when into protection mode and slapped the reporter multiple times. Then in 2008, Bjork jumped a photographer, knocked him to the ground, and ripped his shirt in half. Glenn Jeffrey of the New Zealand Herald said, “I don’t see being assaulted as an acceptable thing.” You think?
Your fave may be problematic. If your fave if Michael Fassbender, then listen up. Michael Fassbender allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend. The Glodd reported that he threw her over a chair, broke her nose, dragged her alongside her car, and caused her to twist her left ankle and blow out her kneecap. I can’t even bear the pain when my knees accidentally pop from getting up after sitting in a weird position. The ex filed for a restraining order and money to cover her medical expenses.
The retired American professional boxer Mike Tyson divorced Robin Givens in 1989 after she told Barbara Walters that “he pushes, he swings.” Tyson didn’t end the violence there. In 1992, Tyson was convicted of one count of rape and two counts of deviant sexual conduct. In 1999, he was sentenced to one year in jail for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident in 1998. He also allegedly punched a bodyguard in Las Vegas and fought a photographer at LAX. Stay classy.
The comedians on “Saturday Night Live” might be able to make jokes about jello, but Bill Cosby has a lot on his plate. On March 8, 2005, a director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team named Andrea Constand filed a civil complaint against Bill Cosby for battery and assault. Thirteen women who alleged similar experiences were mentioned in court papers. In 1006, a woman named Barbara Bowman claimed Cosby threw her on the bed and braced his forearm against her neck. It’s the end of a legacy.