Being a celebrity isn’t as glamorous as it may seem. There is a great amount of responsibility that comes with being in the limelight. We often put celebrities on pedestals. We also tend to look up to them as role models.
Can you imagine an actor who plays a heroine in a movie getting arrested for robbery in real life? Or a renowned dancer getting in trouble for shoplifting?
The fact of the matter is that famous people are humans and even they make mistakes sometimes. However, their mishaps don’t just get ridiculed by their family and friends; instead, they’re critiqued by millions of viewers all over the world.
In this article, you’ll find out about 25 Celebrities with Surprising Criminal Records You Won’t Believe.
Martha Stewart, an American retail businesswoman, is also known as the queen of home decor. She has a wide selection of business ventures that range from television to social media and merchandising.
Throughout her career, Stewart played her innocent persona to her advantage. That is until she went to jail for securities fraud, false statements, and obstruction of justice. She ultimately served a five-month sentence for lying about a stock sale.
Millions of young adults grew up watching Stephen Collins play a stern yet loving father on the hit television show 7th Heaven. That is one of the reasons why it was it was so shocking when Collins admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct with three girls.
Unfortunately, all of the incidents occurred too far in the past that the cases sit outside of the statute of limitations.
Nothing screams reality television more than two parents raising 19 children. The Duggar family decided to start a career in the reality TV business in 2008. The series was an instant sensation and millions of views tuned every week to watch the famous family.
Unfortunately, the show came to an end in 2015 after it was revealed that Josh Duggar, one of the eldest sons, sexually molested five girls. He was later admitted into a faith institute for treatment.
Mel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker who is widely recognized for playing the hero in action movies. Despite his larger-than-life personas on-screen, Gibson has been accused of having less-than-honorable behavior in the real world.
In 2006, he shouted offensive, anti-Semitic abuse at a Los Angeles police officer after getting pulled over. Public records indicate that Gibson shouted, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
He later issued an apology statement that talked about his problems with alcoholism.
For more than a decade, Jared Fogle was the spokesperson for Subway, a popular restaurant chain. He started to rise to popularity in 2000 by attributing his significant weight loss to his Subway sandwich diet.
Over the years he has appeared in countless commercials, advertisements, and promotional events. However, his career came crashing down when he pled guilty to possessing and distributing child porn. As of 2019, he is serving his 12.5-year sentence in prison.