Though celebrities seem to have all the power in the world, even they are capable of being convicted of horrible crimes. These five stories of celebrities who committed horrible crimes are here to remind you of the dangerous power of celebrities, and also – nobody’s perfect. Check them out for yourself below!
Number Five: Matthew Broderick.
Famous actor and perpetual babyface Matthew Broderick has a darker past than you might realize. In the summer of 1987, Broderick and girlfriend at the time Jennifer Grey were on vacation in Ireland when Broderick forgot he had to drive on the opposite side of the road. He collided head-on with another car, killing a mother and child in the process. However, his charges were reduced to careless driving, and he never had to serve time for it.
Number Four: Mark Wahlberg.
Before heartthrob Mark Wahlberg was famous, he caused a lot of trouble. As a child, he was arrested over 20 times for causing problems, including for some racial insults. When he was 16, he was sentenced to two years in prison for beating up two Vietnamese men; however, he never served the full sentence.
Number Three: Laura Bush.
Ex-First Lady Laura Bush is not as innocent as she looks. In 1963, Bush ran a stop sign and killed 17-year-old Michael Douglas. Though he died, Bush never faced any charges because she was so well-connected in her town.
Number Two: Jay Z.
Rap mogul and husband to Queen Bey Jay Z had a tumultuous childhood. As a child, he was prone to aggression, and at the age of 12 he shot his own brother. Thankfully, he only grazed his shoulder, so he brother lived. However, in 1999, he stabbed a producer in front of a nightclub. He was punished with three years of probation as a result.
Number One: O.J. Simpson.
Finally, while everyone knows about the first trial of O.J. Simpson, not everybody knows about the next crime he committed. Though Simpson was acquitted of accusations that he murdered his wife, in 2007, he made the mistake of holding two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint. He was then charged with armed robbery, and he is currently serving up to 33 years in a Nevada prison.