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17 Celebrities Accused or Charged With Domestic Violence


Violence is never the answer, but somehow certain celebrities see it as their only means when they don't get there way. Throwing a tantrum and attacking loved ones have landed many entertainers, including Columbus Short, on the wrong side of the law. After pulling a knife on his wife with a murder-suicide style threat, the Scandal star officially joined a growing list of men and women who can't keep their hands to themselves.

See who else has been accused or charged with domestic violence.

Columbus Short

Columbus Short was ordered out of his house for attacking his wife and threatening to kill her and then himself.


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Joe Budden

Budden was arrested after dragging his then pregnant girlfriend, Ester Baxter, across the floor before choking her and sitting on her stomach for a half hour. She miscarried after his violent rage.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

He's been unable to put his 2009 case—he was charged with beating up his ex Rihanna before the Grammy Awards—past him. Since then, he's had numerous run ins with the law.

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather

He served two months in prison after assaulting ex-girlfriend Josie Harris and threatening to kill her in front of their kids.

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

This actor has been charged with a few domestic crimes. In 2002, he punched his ex in the face and his latest ex wife Michele Ghent accused him of threatening to kill her and himself among other things.

Pilar Sanders

Pilar Sanders

Pilar was charged with attacking her ex Deion Sanders at his home.

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Bobby Brown

He hit Whitney Houston and threatened to "beat her a—".

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John Singleton

The Boyz in the Hood director was arrested in 1999 with charges of DV.

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Gary Dourdan

In 2011, he broke his ex-girlfriend's nose. He was sentenced to 5 years probation among of a slew of other treatments.

Chad Ochocinco

Chad Ochocinco

He was arrested twice on domestic violence charges, one being an head butting incident with then wife Evelyn Lozada.

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Emma Roberts

She was arrested for beating up her boyfriend, actor Evan Peters.

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Ike Turner

His domestic story is as famous as Chris Brown's, except he was repeatedly attacking his then wife Tina Turner.

James Brown

James Brown

He was arrested for domestic violence in 2014.

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Mike Tyson

Robin Givens accused him of spousal abuse before he served 3 years for raping a woman.

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Trey Songz

He threw a wad of money thick enough to give the female patron inside a club a black eye. Apparently, he was angry she snapped a picture of him.

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Carmen Electra

In 1998, Carmen Electra was arrested alongside her then husband Dennis Rodman.

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Flavor Flav

The hype man got two domestic violence charges when he threw his fiancée on the ground, ripped her earrings out her ears and pulled a weapon on her son.



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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

Read the full post below.

@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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