You may think of celebrities as picture perfect entities but they are actually just like us. They play with their pets, they go on double dates and they even commit crimes such as DUI's and murder.
This article examines five of these celebrities who committed some of the most terrible crimes.
* Mark Wahlberg
Prior to his acting and modelling career, Mark Wahlberg was charged for the attempted murder of two Vietnamese men who he assaulted in two different fights, on the same day.
He left one of the men blind in one eye, but was able to plead the attempted murder down to assault.
He only served 45 days for his two years sentence.
* Jay Z
Jay Z is no stranger to crime. Having been a drug dealer before his fame and fortune, the rapper admitted to being part of the crack cocaine epidemic that devastated the streets of New York in the 1980's.
But that is not all his criminal entails. Before becoming a husband, father and one of the most influential musicians in Hip-Hop, Jay Z stabbed record producer Lance Riviera in the stomach.
He believed Riviera was responsible for the bootlegging of one of his albums. Although he was charged for attempted murder, he ended up pleading to a misdemeanor and he was sentenced to three years probation.
* Matthew Broderick
In 1987, Matthew Broderick and his then girlfriend, Jennifer Grey were vacationing together in Ireland. After renting a BMW, Broderick drove into the wrong lane and crashed head on into a Volvo, killing the mother and daughter in the vehicle.
He was charged for causing death by dangerous driving and couldn't spend up to five years in prison. But instead the charges were dropped to careless driving with a fine of $175.
* Khloe Kardashian
The youngest of the Khardashian trio was arrested in 2007 for a DUI. She broke her probation when she failed to take an alcohol education class and never completed road-side clean up duty that was part of her community service.
She was sentenced to thirty days in jail but only served three hours.
* Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius seemed to have the world at his fingertips. He was a paralympic champion, had a beautiful girlfriend, and was the first double leg amputee to ever compete in the Olympic games back in 2012.
The athlete was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot her through the bathroom door during an argument and was sentenced to five years behind bars.
Content created and supplied by: Jeunkoku (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More