Guys and gals (but especially guys), let it be known: there is no excuse for assaulting your significant other. While relationships can be a rocky affair that can easily become complicated, violence always, always makes things worse. If you raise your hand to a loved one, you will eventually have to deal with the emotional and social detritus that the act leaves behind. This is especially true in Hollywood, where even the hint of domestic violence can sour a reputation among fans and industry insiders for good. Here are 15 actors and musicians who had to sort out their own accusations of physical abuse. To be fair we’ve included their side of the story and the outcome (if one has been decided, anyway).
50 Cent is among the most recent celebrities accused of committing domestic violence. The rapper recently appeared in court to plead not guilty to the charge, which was leveled by ex Daphne Narvarez. The charge relates to a June 23rd episode where Fiddy allegedly destroyed around $7000 worth of property in her California condo, kicked her bedroom door down, and finally kicked her. If found guilty, Fiddy faces up to five years in prison and $46,000 in fines. The judge has ordered the rapper to stay away from Narvarez– who is also claiming to be the mother of his son– and has had him turn in his firearms. The pre-trial starts September 4th.