With all the Hollywood publicity, it is hard to miss some of the famous Hollywood scandals that have occurred recently and in the past. Check out these famous Hollywood scandals that happened in Los Angeles!
The most recent Hollywood scandal involves domestic violence and the investigation is not complete yet. On Sunday, February 8, 2009 singer Chris Brown was arrested before the 2009 Grammy’s for allegedly assaulting an unidentified woman. Whoever the woman was, she was said to have visible injuries. It has been reported that Chris Brown attacked his girlfriend and Hollywood icon Rihanna during an argument. Both Chris Brown and Rihanna were scheduled to perform at the Grammys and were up for nominations, but because the couple was missing at the event, it led to the rumor that Brown assaulted Rihanna and opened up a case for domestic violence. Brown turned himself in to the police and posted a $50,000 bail for himself.
Lindsay Lohan allegedly chased the mother of her personal assistant in a car on July 21, 2007. The mother called the police and Lohan was caught under the influence of alcohol and was driving with a suspended license. She had just gotten out of rehab a few days before the incident and was found with some cocaine in her pocket. Lindsay Lohan was charged for felony because she pleaded guilty for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs as well as reckless driving. This let Lohan serve one day in jail and atleast 3 years in an alcohol education program
Driving under the influence has been popular and Paris Hilton is included in this list. On September 7, 2006 Paris was arrested for a possible DUI but was picked up from the police station with 36 months parole and a suspended license.
On July 28, 2006 Mel Gibson was stopped by police for speeding and was arrested for driving under the influence. In the middle of all this, Mel Gibson threw out offensive comments and acted out of control. This led him to admit his alcoholism and was relased on $5,000 bail.
Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting nearly $6,000 worth of Saks Fifth Avenue merchandise on December 12, 2001. Although she was released for burglary, she was later convicted of grand theft and vandalism.
Even Hollywood stars are seen with prostitutes and this includes Hugh Grant. In 1995, Grant was caught with a prostitute in a residential area and was arrested for lewd conduct.
Robert Downey Jr. was found passed out on his neighbors bed. Neighbor Lisa Curtis called the police who arrested Robert Downey for trespassing and being under the influence of drugs. Earlier, he had again been arrested for speeding where cops found a revolver, heroin, cocaine and crack in his truck. Robert violated parole a number of times and was sentenced to 3 years in jail.
Similar to the Chris Brown and Rihanna rumors, Christian Slater was arrested for assault and battery in 1997. At a party, Slater abused his girlfriend and bit the stomach of another man who tried to intervene and fought with the police who were trying to arrest Slater.
Jack Nicholson allegedly assaulted Robert Blank’s Mercedes-Benz with a golf club because Blank apparently cut of Nicholson while driving. Jack Nicholson crushed the car’s windshield and dented the roof. He was charged with misdemeanor and vandalism and Nicholson defended his case by reporting that a friend had just died and that Jack had been acting all night in a maniac movie.
Finally, no Hollywood scandal list can leave out Michael Jackson who was charged for child molestation in 1993 at his family home. The case was dropped because of no evidence and Jackson settled the suit outside of court.
Scandals and violence are no surprise in Los Angeles, especially when it comes to Hollywood where all the news and reports of famous Hollywood sandals are available for everyone.