Celebrities Accused of Horrible Crimes
Celebrities often serve as role models to the point of becoming idols for fans. People pay through the teeth for the latest information about them, however trivial.
Sometimes however the news isn’t a happy one. Some have terrible skeletons in their cupboards that have fallen out for the world to see with their stardom ensuring that their mistakes and crimes too get abundant media coverage.
Common assumption is that celebrities owing to their special social and financial status in society can get off scot free for crimes ordinary people will have to pay for dearly. But that isn’t always the case. Over the years many controversies surface up with respected and loved stars being accused of terrible things.
They have had to face the law and while some have been able to redeem themselves, others have suffered the consequences of their actions. Here’s a list of famous people who’ve faced some horrible accusations.
As of the beginning of the year 2015, as many as 34 women have accused the American household name of sexual assault. The man with scores of accolades, Grammys, Emmys and honorary degrees has denied all allegations.
The repeated accusations against the man have tarnished his reputation irreversibly at the age of 71. Cosby has been accused of molesting and sexually assaulting various young women on the pretext of favors and recommendations for their career.
In 2004, a case was lodged against him for molestation in which 13 women were listed as witnesses against him. Upon seeing that women were coming out to seek justice against him, many other began to gradually speak out about their own harassment.
In 2014, as many as twenty women alleged that they had been assaulted by Cosby in a drugged state between 1965 and 2004, with one alleging she was 15 at the time of the incident. Cases are awaiting ruling.