1. Paul McCartney
When Paul McCartney was detained at the Tokyo airport in 1980 for carrying a half-pound of marijuana past customs, it was a bad day in his life.
While “ordinary” individuals may have faced up to seven years in prison, McCartney got off considerably easier. His penalty included a nine-day jail term and repayment of around one million British pounds.
2. Tim Allen
Allen was jailed in 1978 for cocaine trafficking before becoming everyone’s favorite dad on Home Improvement. Despite facing life in jail, he only served five years for disclosing the identities of 21 persons he had worked with in the narcotics trade. Allen has never looked back and is currently starring as Mike Baxter in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, which will end its run in May 2021.
3. Robert Downey Junior
Downey was jailed many times for drug-related charges between 1996 and 2001. The actor’s offenses were brought to a head in 1999 when he was sentenced to three years in jail.
4. Martha Stewart
Stewart was sentenced to five months in jail for lying to federal agents regarding stock transactions that failed in 2000. According to CNN, she was freed in March 2005, and her domestic diva image has not wavered since her court troubles. On the other hand, Stewart has stated that she is having some difficulties with love.
5. Chris Brown
Brown received a 131-day jail term after being booted out of court-ordered treatment for breaking his probation for assaulting Rihanna by beating a guy outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., in 2013. He was freed in June 2014, serving only three weeks of his sentence. Brown has lately made headlines again. According to CBS News, he is being sued for allegedly drugging and raping a lady in Florida.