A-List Celebs Hiding A Dark Past Of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence has been a problem for generations. Many women that have faced the issue never expected their spouse or partner would ever become abusive. For most of these women, when they met their abusive partner, they simply hoped to settle down and live a white picket fence type of life. However, what they wound up facing both shocked and disheartened them. The problem of domestic violence is not limited by money or fame, and many celebrities who people thought could do no wrong have actually been a party to domestic violence.

Throughout the years, many news stories have covered celebrities that have had domestic violence charges filed against them. We’re looking at the top 10, starting with …

10. Ike Turner
Back in 1974, while performing in a singing duet with his wife Tina Turner, the two got into an argument in Dallas. An altercation started in their limousine, and Ike hit Tina’s head. Both left the car with obvious injuries and Ike, who was extremely popular at the time, wound up in the media for domestic violence.
9. Bobby Brown
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Bobby Brown’s relationship with wife Whitney Houston was a rocky one. While many loved Whitney Houston, during their marriage many came to hate Brown because of his domestic violence against her, and also because many believed he introduced her to drugs. In 2003, Bobby Brown received a battery charge after getting into an argument with Whitney Houston.
8. Josh Brolin
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Josh Brolin is an actor known for many wonderful roles—No Country for Old Men, Gangster Squad, and The Goonies to name a few. However, it’s not just his acting talent that attracts media attention. When he was married to Diane Lane, she called the cops on him during an argument, and Brolin left with a domestic violence charge. While the couple’s spokesperson tried to cover up the incident by saying it was a misunderstanding, many people viewed Brolin differently after this.
7. Tommy Lee Bass
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Tommy Lee is best known for his stint as Motley Crue’s drummer, but he has been in the media for other reasons. Married three times, first to Elaine Starchuck, next to Heather Locklear, and last to Pamela Anderson, his final marriage landed him in the news for domestic violence. The night Tommy Lee was arrested, he actually kicked wife Pamela Anderson while she held their son, Dylan.

6. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson’s acting skills are world-renowned, and he has also achieved much fame and fortune with his directing skills. However, as talented and well-known as Mel Gibson is, he has displayed his own set of demons throughout his life. Both his stepmother and ex-girlfriend have accused him of domestic violence.
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