There are some notable celebrities we admire and love so much for their work, that we forget about their dark pasts. From Emma Roberts to Sean Penn, here are 16 famous people who did terrible things we all forgot about!
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Sean Penn is lucky he has some acting chops, because when he was married to Madonna, he hit her in the head with a baseball bat after beating her for nine hours.
Rob Lowe participated in a threesome involving an underage girl.
Gandhi was actually known for hating black people, and often said offensive things about them and used hateful words to describe them.
Dr. Seuss himself cheated on his wife, who had cancer.
Emma Roberts took things too far in an argument with then-boyfriend Evan Peters. She left him bloody and got arrested for domestic assault.
Chris Brown choked, threatened, and beat up Rihanna when they were dating.
Johnny Cash almost wiped out a species and birds and burned down a forest. He was going through the Los Padres National Forest in central California when his truck overheated and went up in flames. He fled the scene and went fishing instead of taking care of it. The fire spread and burned a square mile of the forest. The fire killed 49 California Condors, which is roughly half of the species itself.
Elvis Presley had a thing for teenage girls, even as he was older. When he first met Priscilla Presley, she was just 14. After the divorce, he continued dating teenage girls, and referred to them as “cherries.”
Hugh Grant picked up a prostitute while he was married to Elizabeth Hurley.
Steve Jobs pretended that his daughter wasn’t his for years.
Rick James once kidnapped a woman and tortured her for 20 hours. He’s done similar things to multiple women.
Roman Polanski fled the U.S. after pleading guilty to drugging and raping a 13 year-old girl. And he has a lot of people in Hollywood who defend him, including Adrien Brody, Martin Scorsese, Natalie Portman, and Penelope Cruz.
Aaron Eckhart attended meetings for parents who lost children, and pretended he had lost a child himself while doing research for the 2010 film Rabbit Hole.
Terrence Howard has been accused of beating women many times.
John Lennon was known for beating his first wife, but it all kind of got lost in the whole Beatles thing.