Celebrities have a very different kind of lifestyle, success and fame can really take a toll on them because they constantly feel the pressure of being in the public eye. Most of the time, we forget they are normal people just like us; they can suffer from depression, sadness or nervous breakdowns.
In some cases, they haven’t been able to control their emotions and they have made some really bad choices that have led to serious consequences, such as going to jail. Don’t miss this post to find out which celebrities have been to jail.
Lindsay Lohan has become more famous in the past years for being to jail than starring in movies. Some of the crimes that Lindsay has committed include stealing a necklace, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Michelle Rodriguez seems to as rebellious and fearless as her famous role in Fast and Furious. Rodriguez has driven more than once under the influence of alcohol. Since 2003, the actress has been to jail three times, but she hasn’t spent more than 25 days in prison.
Mark Wahlberg had trouble with the law when he was just a teenager. The actor became addicted to cocaine and he was charged with attempted murder. Wahlberg spent 50 days in jail when he was just 16 years old, for having punched a Vietnamese man, permanently blinding him in the process.
Robert Downey. Jr
Robert Downey Jr. had a very different childhood than most kids; he started using drugs when he was just six years old. The actor was sentenced to three years in prison in 1999 for violating probation on drug and weapon charges.
Best known for his role as Vincent Crabbe in Harry Potter, Waylett has also had trouble with the law. The actor was involved in the London riots in 2011; he was charged for a having petrol bomb. He had to spend two years in prison, so he could not take part in the latest Harry Potter films.
The famous actor was accused of drug trafficking because he was caught carrying 650 grams of cocaine in a US airport. Allen was just 25 years old and he could have been sentenced to life imprisonment. However, he got a sentence reduction for stating the names of other traffickers involved in the business.
The Backstreet Boys singer was arrested in March 2005 for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the local police, he was drunk while he was being interrogated. Carter was detained in prison in the city of Huntington Beach and released four hours later.
Amanda Bynes was arrested in Los Angeles in April 2012. According to the police, the former Nickelodeon star hit a police car while she was driving. Bynes was detained in a prison in West Hollywood and had to pay a $5,000 bail to be released.
Haley Joel Osment
The actor was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. The incident happened when he was coming back home from a concert in Los Angeles in July 2006. Osment, who played the little boy in the movie "The Sixth Sense," suffered minor injuries in the accident and was briefly hospitalized. He was released after paying a $ 15,000 bail.
She was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The California Highway Patrol found Locklear's car parked on a state highway blocking a lane. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The pop singer was arrested in September 2010 for the possession of narcotics. The Grammy winner was arrested at the Hard Rock Hotel with a bag of cocaine. He was given twelve-month probation, 200 hours of community service and a $2,000 fine.
Frank Sinatra was arrested twice in 1938, he was charged with “seduction crimes and adultery” The first charge was dropped after police discovered the supposedly single woman was actually married. The adultery charge was also dropped, so he spent only a few hours in jail.
The teen idol has been involved in many scandals; he was charged with driving while intoxicated and under the influence of drugs, and also for participating in an illegal race car. Bieber stated that he had been drinking beer, smoking marijuana and taking anti-depressants.
The lead singer of Doors was arrested on 20 September 1970 because he supposedly exposed himself during a concert. His bandmates denied this ever happened, but he was found guilty of misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and open profanity.
The Transformer’s star has been to jail five times. The first time he was in jail he was just nine years old! He was arrested for stealing a pair of Nike shoes from a local shop and he was held for six hours. The actor even released a book called “Prison Ramen” in which he opens up about his arrests.
The lead singer of The Rolling Stones was charged with possession of drugs after he was caught at Keith Richards’ home. Both Jagger and Richards were convicted but released the following day.
In March 1976, David Bowie was arrested after a concert in New York along with musician Iggy Pop. The singer was charged with possession of marijuana so he spent a few hours in jail before being released, he certainly had some luck!
On October 24, 1988, Brown burst into an insurance seminar in a building next to his office in Augusta. He carried a gun that didn’t work and started complaining that people from the seminar had been using his private bathroom. When the police were called he fled in his truck and he was chased until he drove into a ditch.
In November 1999, Carmen Electra was arrested for beating her ex-husband, Dennis Rodman, an NBA player. Police say the couple started arguing and they were both taken to the county jail and released later in the day.
The actor was arrested in April 2001, accused of being involved in a fight outside a bar in New Hanover County. During the fight, actor Steve Buscemi was stabbed several times. Vaughn got out of jail when he paid a $ 4,000 bail.