Let’s face the facts: if you have power, money, and influence, you can get away with some awful things in this world.
It’s sad, but true…
And we’re going to hear from AskReddit users today about famous people who have done terrible things that have pretty much been forgotten about.
Check out what they had to say.
“Soulja Boy beat a pregnant woman into having a mis***iage.
The suit claims that, despite knowing the plaintiff was pregnant at the time, Way became “irate and v**lent” during a conversation, and began to “punch Plaintiff in the face and chest, until she could no longer stand on her feet.”
After falling to the ground, the suit claims Way continued to “kick [her] all over her body, particularly in the stomach.” Not long after, the suit states, the plaintiff “suffered a miscarriage and was unable to carry her pregnancy into full term.”
The suit also claims the plaintiff had to “undergo a dilation and curettage procedure to remove her uterine lining after the miscarriage.””
“Floyd Mayweather beat the s**t out of his former girlfriend, and got away with it because the judge allowed him to train for a fight he was headlining.”
“Remember when a 16 year old girl overdosed in Don Henley’s house, he pled guilty to minor misdemeanor charges, and then wrote a song about how mean the media was to him?
Because I feel like almost no one does.”
“Copied from article about the Peter Paul and Mary singer’s a**ault on a 14 year old girl:
Peter Yarrow’s 1981 pardon from President Jimmy Carter for “taking indecent liberties with a child” should have been a much bigger deal, but it was quickly overshadowed by the freeing of the American hostages in Iran just hours later.
But now, decades later, a new Washington Post piece revisits the controversial pardon of the folk singer (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame) and reveals that Yarrow may have preyed upon other underage girls.”
Heir to the fortune.
“Robert H. Richards IV
Richards who’s the heir to the du Pont family’s estimated $14 billion, was arrested in 2009 for repeatedly s**ually a**aulting his three-year-old daughter. The billionaire offered to take a polygraph test to clear his name but he failed the exam and eventually confessed to the charges.
He should have received a sentence of potentially 30 years in prison, but his lawyers were able to change the charge to forth degree rape, and he was given eight years in prison. However, the court believed he wouldn’t “fare well” in prison, so his sentence was suspended and he was freed on probation.”
“S. Curtis “Curt” Johnson.
The billionaire whose family owned the household products company, SC Johnson, was arrested in March 2011 for m**estation.
Faced with a potential 40-year sentence for repeatedly a**aulting his teenage stepdaughter, the businessman who was worth an estimated $4.2 billion in 2019 only received three months in prison and a fine of $6,000.
Alongside the short prison term and the fine that hardly made a dent in his fortune, Johnson also didn’t have to register as a s** offender.”
“Vince Neil only got 30 days and he k**led somebody.
Not only k**led somebody, he also severely injured two other motorists and pretty much k**led the career momentum of Hanoi Rocks d**d in its tracks.”
“Karl Malone. He literally impregnated a 13 year old girl when he was 20. F**king disgusting.
It’s not to say that no one talks about it, because sometimes it is brought up. But me and several of my basketball friends didn’t know about it until we were in our late teens despite following the NBA consistently.
Also the NBA never really disowned him and he’s still revered as one of the all time greats despite his unforgivable actions.”
“Salvador Dali found a thrill in t**turing and ki**ing living things, both animals and humans. He tried to k**l his sister and one of his lovers.
George Orwell wrote a scathing condemnation of our willingness to overlook what a horrible sociopath he was just so that he might paint us another pretty picture.”
Only in America.
“Don King stomped an employee to d**th, after pistol whipping him, over $600 that he claimed the man owed him in the form of a gambling debt.
Then, probably with no small amount of lobbying on his part, the Cleveland City Council considered renaming the same street where it happened after him.
No, not after the victim, Sam Garrett, but after the man who, again, stomped him to death. Who was convicted, although he unfortunately only served just shy of 4 years in prison.
After which, he was and is a free man, while Sam Garrett, obviously, is still deceased.
Not quite “Only in America,” but man, there are too many stories like this. And seemingly more with each passing day. It would be nice to have a functioning Justice System.
Worthless pieces of s**t like Don King will eventually go the way of all flesh, whether they go on to burn in Hell for eternity or not, but there should be some accounting in this life, as well.”
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