Thanks to the internet, the past never dies. Crimes that happened 20, 30 years ago that were swept under a rug are now being uncovered by internet sleuths who spend way too much time on Wikipedia. Although people expect celebs to have a D.U.I. or a drug charge in their record, most would be pretty shocked to learn their fave has been charged with attempted murder or a hit-and-run. And surprisingly, it happens more than you think. Below, some huge stars who have major crimes in their past.
Will Smith was arrested in connection to an assault that left a man blind in one eye.
Sean Penn allegedly assaulted Madonna while they were married.
Matthew Broderick killed two people after driving on the wrong side of the road.
Halle Berry was involved in a hit-and-run.
Mark Wahlberg committed several hate crimes before he became famous.
Naomi Campbell used to routinely beat up her assistants.
Tim Allen was arrested for drugs.
Dr. Dre reportedly beat up a television reporter and tried to throw her down the stairs.
Jay-Z once stabbed a guy.
Christian Slater assaulted his girlfriend in a drug-fueled rage.
Brandy was involved in a fatal crash that killed someone.
Sylvester Stallone was accused of assaulting a teen in 1986.