Pretty Girls Gone Bad: Beautiful Women Who Unexpectedly Got Into Ugly Fights
Some of these women may seem like they’d never get into a fight, in the words of the Real Housewife of Atlanta’s Sheree Whitfield, don’t let the cute face fool you. Although these ladies may be pretty, they’re definitely not afraid to break a nail or suffer a scratch while delivering a beat down at any time.
Selita Ebanks may be a model, but some of her behavior has been anything but. Back in November of 2011, Ebanks allegedly punched Liza Irizarry, a model on Telemundo, in the face, breaking the poor woman’s nose. Irizarry claimed she was punched for giving Ebank’s boo Terrence J. a kiss on the cheek – a claim that Ebanks and her lawyers vehemently denied. Either way, Irizarry suffered a complex nasal fracture and obstruction severe enough to require surgery. A police report was filed against Ebanks, but charges were never brought.
Lindsay Lohan may have once been a sweet, freckle-faced young Disney star, but her recent actions seem to indicate that she’s far removed from that now. Just five days ago, Lohan was arrested for allegedly punching a woman in the face in a New York City nightclub. Not many details have emerged as to why such an assault may have occurred, but sources are saying that the two women were seated near each other in the club, and Lindsay wasn’t too happy about it.
In 2010, Sports Illustrated model Jessica White was arrested for repeatedly beating a woman in the face and pulling her hair over – get this – a cab! The events transpired outside of a New York City lounge at around 5am, following a party White had to celebrate her breaking up from Sean Penn. The victim suffered abrasions and swelling to the face.
In the 90’s, Faith Evans was the pretty girl with the soulful voice. She was married to Biggie Smalls which didn’t affect her “quiet” image much – until reports started coming out that the singer had, on multiple occasions, gotten into scuffles with women Biggie had slept with – the most notable being Lil’ Kim.
Much may not be known about Teyana Taylor; the baby-faced newest addition to Kanye West’s entourage, but her Miami club fight in March still came as a surprise to many. While celebrating Queen Latifah’s birthday, Taylor and a stripper by the name of Skrawberry (not a typo) got into a huge fistfight which eventually became a massive brawl. In the end, a club window was shattered – though Taylor appeared uninjured.
In addition to abusing at least two of her assistants, Campbell has gotten into a slew of brawls all over the world. Two of her most recent fights have been with fellow model Marcelle Bittar in a Brazilian restaurant, and Miodrag Mejdina; her New York City chauffeur (which really just consisted of Campbell punching the driver in the head). Campbell has even been accused of assaulting her best friend for wearing a similar outfit as her.
The beloved Whitney Houston will always be remembered as a beautiful and talented woman with an amazing voice. But though the superstar was all of those things, she surprised all of us when we learned that she was also not afraid to get down in a fight. In 2003, the Jersey girl called-in to a radio interview with Wendy Williams, during which Houston made it very clear that she would not be afraid to “meet [Wendy] outside.”
Since filing for divorce, Pilar Sanders’ many scuffles have seriously shocked. First she got into a physical altercation with ex-husband Deion Sanders’ aunt, Laura Jones, in the Texas mansion she once shared with Deion. Then Pilar got into a fight with Deion himself, for which she was charged with assault and jailed overnight.
The infamous 1988 beating of Lionel Richie and his mistress, delivered by Richie’s then-wife Brenda Harvey, will not soon be forgotten. The events were shocking – all of them, but particularly Brenda’s arrest and assault charge. In the end, the incident casted Brenda in a whole new light; much different than had been thought.
Meghan Williams is a freelance writer living in Florida. Follow her on Twitter at @Meggsndbacon