15 Celebs Who Were Accused of Domestic Violence

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15 Celebs Who Were Accused of Domestic Violence

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15 Celebs Who Were Accused of Domestic Violence

Hollywood romances can definitely have a dark side.

While some of these celebrities were cleared of domestic abuse charges and others never formally charged, a few spent some time in jail for their offenses.

Check out the gallery above to see 15 celebs who've been accused of domestic violence.

15 Celebs Who Were Accused of Domestic Violence
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Sean Penn

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Sean was repeatedly accused of assaulting Madonna during their marriage from 1985 to 1989. However, the singer stated in 2015 her ex “never struck” her. 

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Nicolas Cage

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Nic was arrested in 2011 on charges of domestic violence, but they were later dropped. 

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Columbus Short

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The Scandal actor accepted a plea deal in 2014 after being charged with misdemeanor spousal battery against his wife. 

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Emma Roberts

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Emma was arrested in 2013 following a fight with her boyfriend, Evan Peters. Police stated Evan had bite marks and a bloody nose when they arrived.

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Johnny Depp

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The actor's ex wife Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence as they went through a nasty divorce last year.

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Carmen Electra

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Back in 1999, Carmen and then-husband Dennis Rodman were arrested following a physical altercation that left them both bloody.

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Mike Tyson

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The boxer was accused of committing domestic violence during his marriage to Robin Givens from 1988 to 1989.

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Charlie Sheen

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Charlie was arrested in 2009 for choking then-wife Brooke Mueller. 

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Mel Gibson

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Mel was charged with battery in 2011 and pleaded no contest to hitting then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

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Ray Rice

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The NFL player was caught on video knocking out his fiancée in an elevator back in 2014. 


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Whitney Houston

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The late singer admitted her and Bobby Brown’s 1992–2007 relationship often turned violent. However, it was her doing most of the hitting.

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Tommy Lee

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The rocker was sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson in 1998.

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Joe Budden

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In 2014, the rapper’s girlfriend accused him of brutally beating her in a jealous rage. The charges were dismissed in 2016.

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Kelly Bensimon

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The former Real Housewives of New York City star was arrested in 2009 for assaulting her boyfriend Nick Stefanov. She allegedly punched him, which resulted in a black eye.


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Chris Brown

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Chris plead guilty in 2009 to hitting then-girlfriend Rihanna. Rihanna was seen covered in bruises following the altercation as she was treated by a hospital for her injuries.

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Hollywood romances can definitely have a dark side.

While some of these celebrities were cleared of domestic abuse charges and others never formally charged, a few spent some time in jail for their offenses.

Check out the gallery above to see 15 celebs who've been accused of domestic violence.