16 Celebrities Involved in Horrifying Crimes

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON October 9th, 2019


9. Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

Long before achieving immense fame as an actor, Mark Wahlberg was a certified criminal in his teenage to the point of getting in trouble more than twenty times with the Boston Police Department for numerous crimes.

The young Wahlberg was a racist and threw rocks at several black school children and once knocked a middle-aged Vietnamese man unconscious with a wooden stick and blinded another on the same day. Pleading guilty to the assault, Wahlberg was sentenced to two years but served only 45 days.


8. Malcolm X

 Malcolm X

As the most notable Muslim minster and human rights activist to African-American people, Malcolm X is one of the greatest, influential and courageous people of his time but life could have been very different for him considering his past.

In his early life, Malcolm engaged in drug dealing, gambling, pimping, racketeering, and robbing many wealthy white families. The young hustler served an eight-to-ten year sentence for larceny and breaking and entering.


7. Scott Hall

 Scott Hall

As one of the original members of nWo, Scott Hall changed the entire landscape of professional wrestling in America. The four-time WWE Intercontinental Champion got involved in serious distress after shooting a man with his own gun in a brawl outside of a nightclub.

Charged with second degree murder, the charges were soon dropped from Hall due to lack of evidence yet the wrestler has admitted it as an act of self-defense and never forgetting killing him.


6. 50 Cent

50 Cent

Charged with drug possession nine times (and counting), it is no surprise that rapper 50 Cent became a drug dealer at a very young age.

Apart from drug possession, the rapper has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, four counts of vandalism, one count of domestic violence, three counts of assault, one count of battery and $7,100 property damage.


5. Bill Cosby

 Bill Cosby

Undoubtedly one of the most beloved television personalities of all time, Bill Cosby is pure gold when it comes to comedy. However, his reputation drastically declined when several women – many of them consulting Cosby on career advice – accused him of drugging then sexually assaulting them.

It is surprising to know that such allegations against the lovable comedian date back to the 1970s and still manage to re-erupt every now and them. Cosby has denied such accusation and always avoids to answer questions from reporters on the subject.


4. Jay-Z


It is amazing how so many rappers have made a habit of breaking the law and Jay-Z is one of them. As one of the most commercially successful artists in hip hop, Jay-Z has reached to great heights and apparently, above the law as well.

At the age of 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry and was never charged with the crime. In 1999, Carter stabbed popular music producer Lance “Un” Rivera with a five-inch blade but ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to just a probation of three years.


3. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson Young

True to his nickname “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, Mike Tyson was arrested 38 times by the age of 13 because of several petty crimes. Even at the height of his career, Tyson faced a few arrests due to battery, drug possession and DUI. It is amazing how the most ruthless boxer of all time was able to turn his life around after embracing Islam.

The boxer committed his biggest crime in 1991 by raping 18-year old Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant and Miss Black Rhode Island. Even after serving three years in prison, Tyson has never admitted it.


2. Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

During his vacation with then-girlfriend and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off co-star Jennifer Grey in Ireland, actor Matthew collided his rented BMW head-on with a Volvo because of a regional misunderstanding of the road regulations.

The accident killed 28-year old Anna Gallagher and her 63-year old mother Margaret Dorothy on the spot while Broderick severely fractured his ribs, one leg, collapsed a lung and had a concussion and Grey suffered severe whiplash along with some minor injuries.

Charged with causing the death by dangerous driving, Broderick was almost about to face a five-year sentence but the charges were soon reduced to careless driving with a fine of $175. The victim’s family felt outraged and called it a travesty of justice.


1. OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson

For several years, former NFL Running back O.J. Simpson was making headlines but for all the wrong reasons. Accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, the much publicized nine month trial faced immense criticism after acquitting him despite several evidences.

Simpson later had the audacity of writing If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer, a book in which he hypothetically explained how he would have murdered them. However, his run-ins with the law did not stop there as he was later arrested after being convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping, and coercion.


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