Celebrities are just regular people like us – they can be in the spotlight but they also have personal issues. While most celebrities live a comfortable and relatively easy life, that wasn’t always the case for some of them, who have a troublesome past and even spent some time behind bars.
Here is a list of Celebrities you had NO idea that have been previously in Jail. They all seemed so nice and clean!
1. Danny Trejo
Before becoming a renowned action film star, Danny Trejo was not exactly a model citizen. In the 60s he went to prison for 11 years for drugs and armed robbery.
After his conviction, he settled down and got into acting. He has since been featured as a villain, in memorable films like “Machete” and “El Mariachi”.
2. Mark Wahlberg
The burly Mark Whalberg who shot to fame as a underwear model, did not have an easy road to stardom. One of his most memorable bad boy moments was his 45 days stint in a Vietnamese prison.
The star of “Transformers: The Era Of Extinction” assaulted a man in the street with a baseball bat. He faced charges of attempted murder among others.
3. Wesley Snipes
The US Treasury is serious. They know about every financial transaction on Wall Street and elsewhere.
Despite this, some still dare to avoid paying their taxes. This was the case for actor Wesley Snipes. He had to spend three years in prison for tax evasion.
4. 50 Cent
The life of famous rapper 50 Cent has not been easy. In fact, he has endured all sorts of harassment from birth. His mother, a drug dealer in Queens, New York, was killed when Curtis James Jackson III, 50 Cents real name, was just eight years old.
His father on the other hand was completely absent from his life. This background guaranteed him a troubled life. Before his music brought him millions, he had problems. 50 Cent spent six months in prison for possession of heroin, crack, and an illegal weapon.
5. Paris Hilton
Being the heir to the lucrative Hilton Hotel franchise does not make you a better person. This is true for the most famous Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton.
One tumultuous and riotous night she reaped the fruits of her debauchery. She served three nights in prison for high speed driving without a license.
6. Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez, star of the “Fast and Furious” saga has always been a rebellious girl. Yet one of those episodes of disobedience was paid with jail time.
She was in police custody for 18 days. However, Michelle never fulfilled her community service or hours of classroom education.
7. Ja Rule
The American rapper and actor Jeffrey Atkins, aka Ja Rule is known for his clashes with other rappers, like 50 Cent.
He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison for illegal possession of a weapon and tax evasion. He is also prohibited from entering Canada after a 2003 assault on a man in Toronto.
8. Mike Tyson
There is probably not a world-famous celebrity who has had more problems or disputes than Mike Tyson. The legendary boxer, one of the most important in the history of the sport, has a childhood and youth linked to crime.
However, the most notorious occurred in 1991, a year after losing his title to the undefeated James Douglas. That year he was accused of rape and sentenced to three years in prison.
9. Tim Allen
He has the face of a candid dad and a kindly neighbor. But Tim Allen has not always had this naive side. Especially when he broke the law.
No one would ever believe he has been under arrest, but the truth is that the voice of Buzz Lightyear was imprisoned for distributing cocaine. His sentence was two years.
10. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. is an actor of recognized talent. However in real life he has not always been the hero who played Iron Man, or had the cunning of Sherlock Holmes.
The thespian that was once nominated for Best Actor, for his role in “Chaplin”, has suffered a living hell because of drugs. In 1997 he was sentenced to 113 days in jail for refusing to perform drug tests and constant violations of parole.
11. Mel Gibson
Australian actor Mel Gibson has had numerous crosses with law enforcement. In 2006 he was arrested for driving his car at 140 km per hour, drunk.
The director has also attacked people with anti-Semitic outbursts.
12. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is known rapper in the US. Thanks to his talents, he is also one of the richest artists of this musical style.
However, he has a 2006 felony for possession of a weapon. He was convicted in Orange County after incident at an airport where an irregularity was discovered in his luggage.
13. Axl Rose
The iconic leader of Guns N ‘Roses has also had some trouble with the police. In 1998, Axl was involved in an incident at the airport in Phoenix where he was placed under arrest after verbally abusing an employee.
At a checkpoint, Axl violently prevented the employee from reviewing his luggage in a security control area. He pleaded guilty to the crime of disturbing the public peace.
14. Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra was the focus of interest for the tabloids after marrying basketball player Dennis Rodman, the controversial former Chicago Bulls defense.
In Miami in November 1999 the actress was arrested and charged with abuse of her husband. However, the charges were eventually dropped.
15. Haley Joel Osment
This actor amazed everyone with his performance in ‘The Sixth Sense’, where he had the rare ability to see the dead. In addition to his successful career, the actor has also a police record which is not so proud.
In 2006, he was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. He was also in an accident a few years ago.
16. Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant’s career was crowned with successful films including; “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Notting Hill.” Combined with his marriage to the beautiful Elizabeth Hurley it seemed he had achieved it all.
However, it all came down in a flash. In 1995, he was arrested for indecency after being caught having sex in his car with a prostitute.
His career and personal life seem to have no limits. But 16 years ago it was not all wine and roses for the actor. In 1999 he was arrested in Texas for being under the influence of marijuana.
18. Shia LaBeouf
One of the young talents of Hollywood has not had very good interactions with the police. In 2007, the “Transformers” saga actor committed the crime of resisting arrest.
Shia ignored a store security guard who asked him leave the premises.
Source: cooperativa.cl / 20minutos.es