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Justin Timberlake and all the shocking celebrity arrests you never knew about

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handcuffed hands in jail with Justin Timberlake mugshot

Justin Timberlake isn’t the only Hollywood golden boy who’s been caught in handcuffs. Plenty more have had brushes with the law. And depending on how good their publicity teams are, you may or may not have heard of their arrests.

That’s where we come in. We’ve done the digging, so you can sit back and enjoy scrolling through the glossy-eyed mug shots of the stars who’ve fallen from grace.

Here are the famous faces you didn’t know had serious run-ins with the law:

Justin Timberlake

He might have brought sexy back, but even Justin Timberlake couldn’t dance his way out of a DUI arrest. The 43-year-old Mirrors singer was charged with drunk driving in the Hamptons – a posh seaside retreat in New York. His mugshot, a far cry from his ‘devoted father’ look, has left everyone reeling.

Reese Witherspoon

America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, found herself in an unexpected scandal in 2013. During her husband’s DUI stop, she was arrested for disorderly conduct. Her defiant mugshot was a shocking departure from her bubbly ‘Elle Wood’s-like persona.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is now celebrated as Iron Man, but his past is littered with arrests for drug possession and DUI. His multiple ‘90s mugshots tell a story of addiction and struggle, highlighting a period that nearly derailed his career. Fortunately, the star has turned his life around, maintaining his sobriety since 2003.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey’s 1999 arrest for playing bongos naked while high on marijuana became legendary. Soon ‘bongo naked’ T-shirts were printed, and strangers began dropping off six-packs of beer, drums and “a lot of weed” at his home.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was more than Sorry when he was arrested in Miami Beach on suspicion for DUI, drag racing and resisting arrest without violence when he was 19. The then teen idol shocked many of his fans. While that marked the beginning of his more controversial years, the singer who’s now married to model Hailey Rhode Bieber, says his relationship with God has made him a better person.

Bill Gates

Before he was a billionaire tech mogul, Bill Gates had a rebellious streak. In 1975, he was arrested for speeding and driving without a license. His mugshot provides an entertaining look into his wild youth.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf’s unpredictable behaviour has led to several arrests. His 2014 mugshot, taken after a disorderly conduct incident during a Broadway show, revealed a troubled star grappling with fame and personal demons.

Hugh Grant

Wonka actor Hugh Grant faced a massive scandal in 1995 when he was arrested for lewd conduct with a sex worker. His remorseful mugshot probably comes after realising his stupidity – he was in a long-term relationship with the beautiful actress and model Liz Hurley at the time.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan’s series of mugshots chronicle her dramatic fall from grace. Her first arrest in 2007 for DUI and cocaine possession marked the beginning of numerous legal troubles and an expanding rap sheet.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart, the face of domestic perfection, found herself entangled in a major scandal in 2004 with her insider trading conviction. Now, however, she’s managed to rebuild her empire despite the public humiliation.

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