35 Dark Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About These Famous People


31Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins

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.

32Don King

Don King

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

33Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

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.

34Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

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.

35Steve Austin

Steve Austin

In 2002, Stone Cold Steve Austin’s wife Debra Marshall called the police to report that Austin had beaten her on the head, back, and legs. She suffered a swollen cheek and eye and bruises to her back and shoulder. He got a year's probation, a $1,000 fine, and was ordered to carry out 80 hours of community service. She said this wasn’t the first time this happened and WWE knew of the abuse and worked to conceal the bruises on her face, and kept her from revealing that Austin hit her, as it would cost the company millions of dollars. In 2004, he was again accused of severely assaulting his girlfriend.


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