Let's just say it. If abuse charges stick to Chris Brown, dude is screwed, career OVER. How over? Well consider these scandalized stars who kamikazed their own careers and still came out smelling sweeter than Brown may when all is said and done.
Remember when Mel Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and told the cops how he really felt about Jews? Well it doesn't get much worse than that, but Mel's got a new movie coming out this year.
Bobby Brown was arrested on suspicion of hitting then-wife Whitney Houston, and again for drunk driving, yet was still given his own reality show on Bravo called Being Bobby Brown.
Britney's meltdown was so prolonged, and so public, that it seemed her career could never recover. But it did, and now she's back out on tour as America's comeback kid.
R. Kelly was allegedly caught on tape doing some very dirty things with an underage girl and stood trial for childhood pornography, and yet still somehow manages to maintain a succesful career as a musician. Where's Chris Hansen when you need him?
In 2005, Rapper Lil' Kim told a little fib about a gun and was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury. Four years later she's on Dancing With The Stars, and we imagine that her time served went a lot better than it would for Chris, if convicted.
Slums of Beverly Hills star Natasha Lyonne fell hard from grace, with a DUI, heroin addiction, and an accusation that she threatened to molest her neighbor's dog. But she's back on Broadway and apparently has an agent who still returns her calls.
Despite allegedly beating a handful of her helpers, assistants, and unfortunate passers-by with various telecommunication devices, Naomi Campbell somehow manages to maintain her supermodel status.
Lindsay Lohan's DUI arrest and "coke pants" debacle threw her career into a tailspin. We're not saying she's winning an Oscar anytime soon but, you know, people are still paying her girlfriend a lot to show up and DJ at parties.
Starting sometime in the 90s, reigning pop king Michael Jackson's career has basically become a neverending series of bad headlines. But if Brown is guilty, could his Q rating fall even further than MJ's when he dangled that baby over the balcony?
Ike Turner was famously accused of abusing his wife Tina, yet put out albums almost until his death. But while Ike predated the Internet's ability to instantly disseminate scandal, today's court of public opinion has access to a lot more evidence.