30 Dark Celebrity Scandals Few People Know Even Remember

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26Laura Bush

In 1963, wife of President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, at the age of 17th ran a stop sign and struck another car, resulting in the death of a boy. The boy was her ex-boyfriend and a high school star athlete. She was known for her recklessness behind the wheel.

27. Country Singer Rodney Atkins was arrested in November 2011 for allegedly trying to smother his wife with a pillow, while his 10-year-old son watched. After a heavy night of drinking, he smothered her with a pillow, grabbed her face and threw her down a hallway. He was released on $2,500 bail three hours after the arrest and was ordered by the county court to take an anger assessment, which found no need for any further action.

28. In 1967, boxing promoter Don King was convicted was found guilty of curb stomping an employee to death, who owed him $600.

29. Actor Jon Hamm best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in Mad Men was arrested for participating in a violent hazing incident in November 1990. Mark Sanders was beaten with a paddle and a broom by other fraternity members, while Hamm was leading him with a hammer claw around Sander's testicles around the fraternity house. Sanders' clothes were also set afire. The incident resulted in the fraternity being shut down on campus. Hamm made a plea deal and completed probation under the terms of a deferred adjudication; the charges were dismissed during August 1995.

30. In 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California. She was accused of stealing $5,500 worth of designer clothes and accessories from a department store.


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