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11 Celebrities Who Did Horrible Things And Everyone Just...Forgot About It

It's shocking what rock stars write in their autobiographies.

Content warning: This post contains mentions of sexual assault, violence, and child abuse.

1. Karl Malone impregnated a 13-year-old girl when he was 20.

Malone on the basketball court in 1987 while playing for the Utah Jazz

2. Pete Townshend of the Who used his credit card to access a child pornography site.

Townshend playing guitar onstage during the band's Las Vegas residency

3. Rick James assaulted a woman and held her against her will, keeping her bound to a chair for at least 12 hours.

James in a portrait session wearing a deep-neck red shirt

4. Infamous boxing promoter Don King stomped a former employee to death because he owed King $600.

Don King wearing a tuxedo during a press event

5. Steven Tyler was in a relationship with a 16-year-old when he was in his mid-20s, and bragged about it in his autobiography.

Tyler at an event for the Janie's Fund charity

6. Jon Hamm was arrested in college in connection with a hazing incident in which a fraternity pledge was assaulted.

Jon Hamm at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2020

7. Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers said in his own autobiography that he knowingly had sex with a minor.

Keidis performing onstage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers

8. Chris Brown violently assaulted Rihanna and has been accused of several other assaults in the years since, including allegations from Karrueche Tran that ended up granting her a five-year restraining order against Brown.

Brown at the premiere of a documentary about his life

9. Victor Salva, director of Jeepers Creepers, pleaded guilty in 1988 to lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 14, having oral sex with a child under 14, and procuring a child for pornography, after abusing a 12-year-old actor on the set of one of his movies.

Salva at a red carpet event in 2014

10. Woody Allen took nude photos of — and later married — his ex-girlfriend's daughter while he was finalizing his adoption of her siblings. He continues to make movies to this day.

Allen accepting an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017

11. Elvis Presley met his wife, Priscilla, when she was 14 and he was 24.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley holding hands at their wedding

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