You might love an actress, a singer or a TV presenter, but did you know that some of them have parents with criminal records? As shocking as this might seem, it appears that they are humans too and that they can’t choose their parents.
Take Dylan McDermott, for instance. The beloved actor’s mother was supposedly killed by his own father. The murder, which took place in 1967, was an execution. The main suspect was Dylan’s father, John Sponza. At the time he remained free, but in 2012 after the police reopened the case, he was found guilty. However, he had died in 1972 apparently because of a mob execution.
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Leighton Meester is also on the list with parents with criminal records. Her parents did some time in jail because they smuggled 1,200 pounds of marijuana into the US, brought from Jamaica. After her mother gave birth to Leighton, she had to go back to jail. Moreover, her maternal aunt was the first woman who has ever appeared on the 15 Most Wanted List and her brother Douglas was accused with rape and forced sodomy.
And we go on to find more about Jackie Chan, whose mother smuggled opium. The beloved actor explained in the autobiography he released in 1999, titled I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action, that his mother smuggled drugs in Shanghai. Curiously enough, his father was in fact that inspector that busted her. Only instead of arresting her, they formed a couple and later on got married, having a child after five years.
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Last but not least, Diddy also has a parent with criminal past. Though his father died when he was three years old, Diddy found out that he didn’t die in a car accident as he initially believed, but that he was in the middle of a drug deal gone bad. Data shows he might have even been working with Frank Lucas, the famous heroin trafficker in Harlem.