Celebs Who Have Been Accused of Sexual Assault was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Darren Sharper
Sharper has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting as many as nine women in five states. He has been held in the Los Angeles County Jail since Feb. 27th.
2. Rosey Grier
Grier is being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting his female neighbor, Jana Young, a married woman who says she allowed Grier to move into her home in while his house was under construction. She claims he not only exposed himself but shoved his hands down her pants.
3. Ceelo Green
CeeLo pled not guilty to a felony charge of slipping ecstasy to a 33-year-old woman who also accused him of sexually assaulting her. Prosecutors concluded there was not enough evidence to take that accusation to court.
4. Mike Tyson
Tyson was found guilty in 1992 by an Indianapolis jury of raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant. He was sentenced to six years in prison followed by four years probation.
5. Alex Da Silva
Da Silva, a former choreographer for the hit show So You Think You Can Dance entered a plea of not guilty to the rape of four women between the ages of 20 through 26 during the years 2002-2009. The victims were all dancers or aspiring dancers and met him through his classes.
6. Britney Spears
In 2010, Spears was accused of sexually harassing her bodyguard, former policeman Fernando Flores. He claimed Spears allegedly walked around naked in front of him on several occasions. Flores felt if he didn’t reciprocate he’d lose his job. He gave notice and Spears settled out of court.
7. Sean Kingston
Kingston faced gang rape charges by Carissa Capeloto. She claims that Kingston, his bodyguard and a member from his band all raped her after his Seattle show. The case was dropped after police determined Capeloto wasn’t credible enough to pursue the case.
8. Al Gore
An Oregon woman publicly accused Gore (in the Nat’l Enquirer) of sexually abusing her in his hotel room. Two massage therapists also accused him of sexual assault. Gore of course denied all these claims.
9. Bill Cosby
Thirteen women came forward in 2004 with allegations that the actor and drugged and sexually abused them. At the time, the lawsuit made a minor ripple in the media, but, their accounts were eventually dismissed and barely (if any) damage was done to his image.
10. John Travolta
Travolta was accused of sexual misconduct by four different men claiming he groped and fondled them against their will.
11. Lawrence Taylor
Taylor was arrested in 2010 for having sex with a 16-year-old girl and paying her $300. He pleaded guilty in 2011 and was sentenced to six years probation as part of a plea agreement. He was also required to have to register as a low-risk level one sex offender.
12. R. Kelly
R. Kelly has been accused of rape multiple times as well as having sex with under-aged girls. He was also sued by several women for sexual abuse and settled some of these out of court. He was eventually indicted and jury selection began on May 9, 2008 with closing arguments on June 12th. After one day of deliberations, he was found not guilty on all counts.