Scandals to Secrets: 50 Disturbing Facts About Famous Personalities – Part 2

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31 Marv Albert’s Sexual Misconduct

Marv Albert's Sexual Misconduct

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.


32 Samuel L. Jackson’s Campus Protest

Samuel L. Jackson's Campus Protest

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.


33 Dany 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.


34 Frida Kahlo’s Dark Secrets

Frida Kahlo's Dark Secrets

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.


35 Bill Wyman’s Scandalous Romance

Bill Wyman's Scandalous Romance

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.


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36 Julia Roberts’ Family Tragedy

Julia Roberts' Family Tragedy

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.


37 Vince Neil’s Drunk Driving

Vince Neil's Drunk Driving

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.


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38 Will 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.


39 Wesley Snipes’ Abusive Relationship

Wesley Snipes' Abusive Relationship

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.


40 Gary Oldman’s Domestic Violence

Gary Oldman's Domestic Violence

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.


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