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    what stars have had skirmishes with the law over the years and how has it affected their careers ? hugh grant springs to mind when he was arrested kerb crawling ,he still has a career .pete doherty is another, sadly he still has a career as well . they cant dish out extreme harsh sentences when you need them can they ?

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    Stacy Keach was quite a famous one. Collered for drugs and banged up for a while. Can't remember all the in and outs, but it was a bit of a scandal at the time.

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    name='Grey Wyler']Stacy Keach was quite a famous one. Collered for drugs and banged up for a while. Can't remember all the in and outs, but it was a bit of a scandal at the time.


    thats right ! id forgotten about him ,that was about the same time as george best was imprisoned

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    name='Grey Wyler']Stacy Keach was quite a famous one. Collered for drugs and banged up for a while. Can't remember all the in and outs, but it was a bit of a scandal at the time.


    In Reading Gaol IIRC.

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    As i remember it was around 83 or 84. I think it was cocaine he was caught with.

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    Robert Downey Jnr.

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    name='narabdela']Robert Downey Jnr.


    Good actor. Nice to see him getting his life back in order, for a long time he looked like a bad accident just waiting to happen.

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    Ricky Tomlinson

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    name='earlb']Ricky Tomlinson


    thats a good one ! it makes a change it not being about drink or drugs ,for him it was something political wasnt it ?

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    I run a tribute website to Oliver Reed, and I managed to track down one of Ollie's arresting officers - one Eben Merril - who kindly detailed his encounter:



    "...I am indeed one of the officers that met Mr. Reed in Stowe, Vermont. At the time, I was with the Morristown Police Department. I am presently the Chief Deputy of the Lamoille County Sheriff's Department based in Hyde Park, Vermont. In the early morning hours, I was at the Stowe Police Department office with Stowe Patrolman Edwin Webster, when he recieved a call via the Lamoille County Dispatch of a disturbance at Ye Old English Pub on the Mountain Road. When we arrived, we were told by the Pub's owner that the actor, Oliver Reed was in the pub causing a disturbance. We were asked at that time not to intervene, as the owner, his staff, and Mr. Reed's friends were trying to get him to leave. The owner met with us a couple of more times outside; each time his clothing was more torn than the first, and he and some of his staff had been physically assaulted by Mr. Reed. On his last trip to see us, the owner had had enough, and wanted to file charges against Reed, and Reed was presently on his way to the parking lot where we were. Mr. Reed came outside, looked at us, and walked over to an old car and proceeded to lift up it's fender. He then walked over to Officer Webster and I and shook our hands, and then promptly fell over backwards onto the ground. At this point, Officer Webster and myself placed Mr. Reed into handcuffs. Since Mr. Reed did not like the idea of being arrested, he was helped to the police car by Officer Webster, myself, and State Police Sgt. Loren Croteau, who had just arrived on the scene to lend a hand. The Dispatch Center had been giving area officers up to the minute accounts of Reed tearing apart the pub, and Sgt. Croteau was the first to arrive to assist. Mr. Reed was then taken to the Lamoille County Sheriff's Department where he told the alcohol worker to "bloody well piss off". He also met with a member of the US Border Patrol! Officer Webster and I returned to the pub to document what had been destroyed and to take statements from those who were assaulted. After his release, Reed sent flowers to the Sheriff's Department Secretary. I still have the handcuffs Mr. Reed wore, and I believe the original mugshot may be around. Hope this short version of the event is of interest to you and your site. Regards, Eben Merrill"

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    And then there was Roscoe Arbuckle...that was pretty terminal, career-wise...and he was innocent !!

    http://silent-movies.com/Arbucklemania//Bio.html

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    Lionel Atwill was done for showing porno movies and having orgies at his home.

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    michael barrymore is another ,did anyone see him in the newspapers over the weekend ? he looks washed up

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    name='SirOllyBolly']I run a tribute website to Oliver Reed, and I managed to track down one of Ollie's arresting officers - one Eben Merril - who kindly detailed his encounter:


    Great stuff SirOB

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    Wilfred Brambell

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    name='Grey Wyler']Lionel Atwill was done for showing porno movies and having orgies at his home.


    The actual charge was perjury. During one of his orgies a girl claimed she was raped and Atwill allegedley 'lied like a gentleman' to protect the identities of his guests. He was sentenced to 5 years probation and ostracised in Hollywood. He worked for Poverty Row studios after that. A few months after his conviction it was revealed he was the victim of a police 'shakedown' and his conviction was quashed. The damage had been done though, and he died a broken man soon afterwards.

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    Both Alex Guinness and John Geilguld had run-ins with the police.

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    John Barrymore jr'( Drew's Dad) had a promising acting career ruined by



    perpetual drug busts, alcohol problems & run ins with the Law. At one stage



    he was homeless, living on the streets!

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    Stephen Fry has spent some time at Her Majesty's pleasure - albeit before his was famous.

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