If you needed more proof that celebrities can be just as horrible as regular people, breaking laws left and right, well, you’re in luck! We’re only six months into 2023, but there have already been some pretty huge incidents involving celebs getting arrested by the police. The list includes big-time stars like Jonathan Majors, Jay Johnston, and Donald Trump, so this should be fun.
1. Dani Alves
This football star was arrested in January for an alleged sexual assault in a nightclub. At first, Alves denied the accusations but later changed his story multiple times. The athlete tried to wiggle his way out of this but, eventually, Mexico’s Club Universidad Nacional burned his contract, and his spouse left him.
2. Bam Margera
In February 2023, the famous “Jackass” star kicked a random woman thinking it was his partner. The police apprehended Margera after getting a report of his erratic behavior and sending death threats to his brother. The actor was placed on a psychiatric hold in June for threatening his own family and friends.
3. Jay Johnston
Johnston, who voiced Jimmy Pesto on Bob’s Burgers, was arrested in June for civil disorder. This followed his alleged involvement in the United States Capitol Building incident in January 2021, where he was seen by multiple witnesses. The funny thing is that for a while, everyone thought it was someone who looked like Johnston.
4. Haley Pullos
The soap opera star faced legal trouble in April after crashing a car in Pasadena, California. She allegedly swerved into oncoming traffic, severely injuring the other driver. Pullos was arrested for a DUI, and her erratic behavior at the scene led to a scuffle with hospital staff. These events resulted in her being recast on the show and facing a lawsuit from the injured driver. Kind of ironic, considering she was a series regular on General Hospital.
5. B.J. Whitmer
Whitmer, a former wrestler, who left the ring and transitioned to a coaching role at All Elite Wrestling, was arrested in June for domestic violence. The reports claim that he tried to strangle someone and burglarized a house. That’s up to 10 years in prison and, of course, a final nail in the coffin of his career.
6. Nicola Sturgeon
The First Minister of Scotland’s decision to resign surprised everyone. But when people learned about her husband’s shady fundraising scheme in April, it became clear that in this family, stealing other people’s money was a-okay. Shortly after, Sturgeon was arrested and questioned about alleged ‘diverted’ donations totaling £600,000. Even though the investigation is ongoing and she was released without charge, we might never find out if she was in on it.
7. Andy Dick
Andy is rather infamous for his tussles with the legal system, and in January 2023, he was apprehended for public intoxication and failure to register as a sex offender. As to his shady past, the charges include possession of illegal substances, assault, and even sexual battery.
8. Jonathan Majors
Even Kang the Conqueror is not safe from the long arm of the law. In February, Majors was arrested for assault, strangulation, and harassment against his partner. Despite his attorney’s claims, more women came forward with similar accusations, leading to the termination of his PR company’s contract.
9. Greta Thunberg
The famous environmental activist is no stranger to breaking laws while protesting climate change. In January 2023, she participated in a protest against a coal mine expansion in Lützerath, Germany, resulting in her brief detention after refusing to move from the mine’s edge. The iconic video of her being carried away went viral that very day.
10. Donald Trump
Probably the biggest case on this list is, of course, Trump falsifying business accounts relating to hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. But in June, he was arrested again, this time in Miami, facing 37 criminal charges for mishandling classified documents, some of which contained sensitive national defense information. Trump maintains his plea of not guilty amid ongoing investigations, and the final verdict will be announced by the end of this year.