Tangled Webs: 45 Scandals and Secrets of Prominent Personalities 2

26Suite Life Actor's Manslaughter

Suite Life Actor's Manslaughter

Phil Lewis, who played Mr. Moseby on The Suite Life, was convicted of manslaughter in 1993 for drunk driving and spent a year in jail.

27. Alfred Hitchcock had a history of inappropriate behavior, including pranks that would now be considered workplace harassment or even criminal activity. For example, he handcuffed two actors who had just met and pretended to not have the key for an entire day. Hitchcock also once locked actress Tippi Hedren in a room with live birds that attacked her, leaving her bedridden for a week. He then sent Hedren's six-year-old daughter a lifelike wax replica of her mother in a coffin.

28. Boy George was convicted and jailed for 15 months in 2007 for holding a man captive in his flat, chaining him to a wall, and beating him with chains. He also attempted to assault the man with sex toys. The man escaped by wrenching the hook from the wall and fleeing in his just underwear. Boy George was convicted and jailed for 15 months.

29. In 1997, NBA broadcaster Marv Albert pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery for multiple biting incidents and forced oral sex with various women. He was convicted based on bite marks on their bodies and semen found at the crime scene. Another woman accused him of sexual assault, claiming she went to his hotel room to help him send a fax. He was fired from NBC but reinstated after 20 months.

30. In 1969, Samuel L. Jackson and several other students held members of the Morehouse College board of trustees hostage on campus, demanding reform in the school's curriculum and governance, including Martin Luther King Sr. Jackson was expelled from school and charged with unlawful confinement, a second-degree felony, which he was eventually convicted of.

31Dany Heatley's Fatal Crash

Dany Heatley's Fatal Crash

Former Ottawa Senators player, Dany Heatley, was involved in a car wreck that killed his teammate. He faced up to 20 years in prison and $5,000 in fines if convicted. However, he plead guilty to four out of six charges, received three years' probation, and had to "deliver 150 speeches about the dangers of speeding." Despite this, he continued to play in the NHL.

32. Frida Kahlo was impaled by a handrail in a bus accident, fracturing her spine and pelvis. She started painting during her recovery and went on to become one of Mexico's greatest artists. After the tragic suicide of socialite Dorothy Hale, Frida was commissioned by Hale's friend to paint a likeness of Hale. Instead of a beautiful portrait, Kahlo painted a sequence of Hale leaping to her death from her 16th story apartment. Frida also once cheated with the women her husband would cheat on her with to get back at him for cheating on her.

33. The relationship between Bill Wyman and Mandy Smith was one of the most controversial in the music industry. Wyman was 47 years old when he began dating 13-year-old Mandy Smith, who was the daughter of his ex-girlfriend. Despite the considerable age difference, they married when she turned 18, but divorced two years later. In 1993, Wyman's son Stephen Wyman married Patsy Smith, the mother of Bill's ex-wife Mandy Smith, making Bill Wyman stepfather of his former mother in law, as well as stepgrandfather of his former wife.

34. Julia Roberts' sister Nancy Motes blamed Julia and their family for pushing her to commit suicide in 2014, in her suicide note. Motes claimed that Julia had bullied her for most of her adult life. In 1990, Julia had left Kiefer Sutherland at the altar and ran away to Europe with his best friend.

35. In 1984, Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue, was involved in a drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley and caused brain damage to two other people. Neil was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 5 years of probation, and 200 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution to the victims and their families. However, he was able to bail himself out of jail for $2.5 million and only served 18 days in prison due to overcrowding.

36Will Smith's Brutal Assault

Will Smith's Brutal Assault

In 1989, Will Smith was arrested and charged with assault, aggravated assault, and criminal conspiracy. Smith's bodyguard had physically assaulted a record promoter who had made a derogatory comment about Smith's music, causing him to almost go blind. Shockingly, Smith did not intervene or try to stop the attack, but instead stood to the side and watched the entire thing unfold.

37. Actress Halle Berry was in an abusive relationship with her co-actor Wesley Snipes, who hit her so hard that she lost 80% of her hearing in one ear. Also, back in 1994, Snipes led cops on a 120mph chase on his Kawasaki 1100 before crashing it and got caught/fined for carrying a concealed handgun in California without a concealed carry permit after crashing another bike.

38. In 2001, Gary Oldman's fourth wife, Donya Fiorentino, filed for divorce and obtained a restraining order against him, accusing him of physical and emotional abuse. Fiorentino claimed that Oldman had choked her and beat her with a telephone in front of their children. In a 2014 interview with Playboy, Oldman said that this incident was the "biggest regret" of his life and that he had apologized to Fiorentino and their children.

39. In 1991, Dr. Dre physically assaulted journalist Dee Barnes at a party after she aired a segment on her show critical of his group, N.W.A. Barnes suffered several injuries, including a swollen eye and a cracked rib, as Dre slammed her head against a concrete wall, kicked her in the ribs, and attempted to throw her down a flight of stairs. A recording later surfaced in which Dre can be heard laughing with Eminem about the incident, even boasting about throwing her through a door.

40. Halle Berry was involved in a hit and run incident in February 2000, resulting in her leaving the scene of the accident. While driving her SUV in Los Angeles, she hit a car and then fled the scene, causing the other driver to suffer a broken wrist. Berry was charged with misdemeanor hit and run, fined $13,500, and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. She also received three years of probation.

41Fran Drescher's Trauma

Fran Drescher's Trauma

In 1985, Fran Drescher was the victim of a brutal home invasion where she and her friend were raped at gunpoint. The assailants also beat and bound her husband. Later in her life, as a result of being stalked by a fan, producers had to change how sitcoms were made. To stop him from sneaking into the studio audience of "The Nanny," they began to cast the audience from extras. Drescher's husband later left her when he realized he was gay, and she battled uterine cancer in 2000.

42. Christopher Lee was a WWII special forces operative, but he never disclosed the details of his missions. During the filming of Lord of the Rings, he provided Peter Jackson with advice on how someone reacts when they are stabbed in the back, which hinted at his experience. He said, "Have you any idea what kind of noise happens when somebody's stabbed in the back? Because I do."

43. Danny Trejo battled heroin addiction by the age of 12 and was sentenced to serve time in San Quentin prison until he turned 25. While visiting a patient whom he was providing substance abuse counseling for on the set of "Runaway Train," he was offered a job as an extra in the film's prison scenes. This marked the beginning of his acting career.

44. Woody Harrelson's father was a convicted contract killer in Texas, responsible for the murders of a US District Judge and a grain dealer. During a six-hour standoff with police, he claimed to have killed President Kennedy and drew maps to prove he was there. Also, after the filming of Zombieland, Woody Harrelson had an altercation with a TMZ photographer and claimed he was still in character and mistook the cameraman for a zombie.

45. Che Guevara is a celebrated revolutionary icon of the left, but he was also involved in violent actions that harmed innocent people. He was also outraged when the Soviet Union removed their missiles from Cuba without firing them off, believing that the socialist liberation against global 'imperialist aggression' was worth the risk of "millions of atomic war victims."