October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and last week Lindsay Lohan made headlines over an altercation with her mother Dina after a night of clubbing. Police were called to the scene, but no arrests were made. The Lohans aren't the only one with domestic disputes in the public eye. Here's a list of some of the more infamous celebrity domestic abuse accusations.
The notorious actor faced charges in both 1996 and 2009. He very narrowly avoided jail time in the 2011 case where he was accused of threatening his then wife Brooke Mueller with a knife. The couple eventually divorced, and months later Sheen had a very public period of erratic behavior, resulting in being fired from his hit sitcom, "Two and a Half Men."
Back in 1998, the Motley Crue drummer took a plea deal in a charge of felony domestic battery against then wife Pamela Anderson. In exchange for the "No Contest" plea, Lee received a 3 year suspended prison sentence, 180 days in jail, and a donation to a battered women's shelter.
Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson
No stranger to accusations, Johnson was arrested in August for an altercation with new wife Evelyn Lozada. The incident ended the couple's four month marriage and cost him his job with the Miami Dolphins. He still faces misdemeanor charges, but is working on himself through anger management classes.
This original bad boy of R&B was accused of assaulting then wife Whitney Houston back in 2003 and later turned himself in to authorities to be charged. However, Houston stood by her man and supported him during court proceedings.
The singer, plead guilty to the 2009 domestic battery of then girlfriend Rihanna, after he was arrested for assaulting her in February of that year before the Grammys. He received five years of probation for the offense, and his career was almost destroyed over the charge. Now his career appears to be back on track, and there are even rumors that he and Rihanna are rekindling their romance.
Actors, athletes, singers, and everyday people can be victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Lindsay and her mother's melee last week joins a pretty long list of celebrity domestic violence.
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