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Celebrity Wife Beating Scandals

We're not talking undershirts here.

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We're talking about some rich, powerful and famous guys who beat up their spouses. Some were accused and others were convicted. We threw in a few who weren't married yet, but battered their sex partners around anyway.

Here are their snapshots.

Ike Turner

He and his wife Tina headed up a famous musical act, but Ike's fame was outdistanced by his notoriety for abusing the former Annie Mae Bullock.

Ike and Tina Turner

The film "What's Love Got to Do with It" …

What's Love Got To Do with it promo

…gave what some thought was an overly slanted but very nasty portrayal of Ike. But he didn't help himself with quotes like: "Yeah I hit her, but I didn't hit her more than the average guy beats his wife."

Jake LaMotta

This famous New York bred boxer had a series of fights with the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson. But he was also throwing punches outside the ring – at home, targeting his wife Vikki.

Jake LaMotta with his wife, Vikki

Jake went to jail after retiring for introducing patrons at his nightclub to an underage girl. Vikki went on to model her considerable assets in Playboy magazine.

Vikki LaMotta in Playboy magazine

O.J. Simpson

It's true he was acquitted of the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

OJ with Nicole Brown Simpson

But it's also true that she filed numerous complaints that had beaten her several times.

Nicole Brown Simpson beat up

OJ's locked up until at least July, 2017 after being convicted for armed robbery and kidnapping for holding up a sports memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas.

Mel Gibson

Mike Gibson has starred in many films, many of them action dramas. He won an Academy Award as Best Director for 1995's "Braveheart". But around the house, he was better known as "Foulmouth". Not only was he the subject of a domestic violence investigation centering on his then wife Oksana Grigorieva …

Mel Gibson with Oksana Grigorieva

…but he also left a racially tinged voice mail that left civil rights activists calling for a boycott of his films - accusing him of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism.

Mike Tyson

Here's a guy who was the heavyweight boxing champ. But his then spouse, actress Robin Givens…

Mike Tyson and Robin Givens

…claimed she was using her as a punching bag.

She talked about it on Oprah Winfrey and spoke to others too.

Mike Tyson and Robin Givens on Cover of people magazine

They divorced and "Iron Mike" was later arrested for the rape of an 18 year old beauty queen and went to prison for it.

Chuck Knoblauch

He was an American League Rookie of the Year in 1991 with the Minnesota Twins and won three World Series rings with the New York Yankees. His career ended when he couldn't help making throwing errors.

He also threw stuff around the house. Chuck Knoblauch got into some private life trouble when his then wife Cheri…

Chuck Knoblauch and wis wife Cheri

…accused him of attacking her in a bedroom and throwing a humidifier at her. He also had domestic abuse charges filed against him by his first wife.

Wesley Snipes

This versatile actor's big legal problems stemmed from tax evasion charges. But at one point, he and Halle Berry were an item.

Snipes and Halle Berry

And she says she lost 80 percent of her hearing in one ear after he beat her.

John Daly

He's been one of the most controversial golfers on the Pro Golf Tour. Outspoken and famously overweight, John Daly rubs a lot of people the wrong way. That includes some women, like his ex-wives.

He was married four times. Daly was accused of third degree assault for throwing his second wife Betty into a wall in their Denver home.

A fight with his third wife, Sherrie, ended with his claims that she attacked him with a steak knife, and that he suffered facial cuts and scrapes. She took off with their son.

Ex-wife Sherrie…

John Daly with ex wife Sherrie

…later wrote a memoir called "Teed Off: My Life as a Player's Wife on the PGA Tour," accusing John of infidelity, alcohol abuse and gambling problems. In his autobiography, Daly says he's never hurt a woman.

Darryl Strawberry

He starred for the Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees. He hit a lot of long home runs. He's had well documented problems with drugs.

And his ex-wife Charrise…

Darryl Strawberry And his ex-wife Charrise

…accused him of abusing her and aiming a gun in her face. Divorced!

Charlie Sheen

Here's a guy who's been in all sorts of trouble, including drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence.

Charlie accidentally shot a fiancé in January 1990. There were accusations of threats of violence…

Charlie Sheen with Denise Richards

…from his second wife Denise Richards, before they divorced. And in December 2009, Sheen was arrested for assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller…

Charlie Sheen with Brooke Mueller

…in Aspen, Colorado.

Divorces followed.

James Brown

The Godfather of Soul had several hits on the charts and several hits at the altar, marrying several times.

One of his wives was Adrienne Lois Rodriguez.

James Brown with Adrienne Lois Rodriguez

Their marriage made headlines because of domestic abuse complaints and they split.

Tommy Lee

His sex tape with wife Pamela Anderson was a hot item on the Internet.

Tommy Lee with Pamela Anderson

But it wasn't always love and kisses. In fact, Tommy served six months in jail because of domestic abuse against Pamela, who filed for divorce in March, 1998.

Chris Brown

He wasn't married to Rhianna…

Chris Brown and Rhianna

…but he beat her just the same.

Rhianna beat up

Chris lost a lot of fans and an endorsement contract after that. But even though there was a restraining order preventing him from seeing here, they've had an off and on relationship and there've been reports they might marry yet.

Ray Rice

Here's the pro football running back who helped spark a huge controversy for the NFL when he plastered his then finance Janay Palmer in an elevator at a New Jersey casino, and knocked her out.

Although it took months, his original two game suspension was made indefinite and he was fired by his team, The Baltimore Ravens.

But the couple got married anyway and Mrs. Rice later made a statement inviting everyone to butt out!

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