Charlie Sheen allegedly held a knife to the throat of his wife last year.
Yet it's the public that has so far been punished for this act.
We've been forced to continually hear about this star, including the hefty raise he received from CBS to resign with Two and a Half Men.
The drama was scheduled to end yesterday, as Sheen appeared in court and all reports indicated he has reached a plea deal that would send him to jail for 30 days - but the agreement "hit a snag," sources say, and Sheen's sentencing has been pushed back until July 12.
"The prosecution discovered that Sheen does not qualify for work release because he is not a local resident. He does qualify for useful public service, which has stricter rules, which Sheen nixed," said an insider.
As pictured, Sheen appeared court in sunglasses, a dark suit and tie.
When TMZ asked if he was content with the plea bargain, he said: "I guess. "As [happy] as I can be."
We have an idea for the prosecution: instead of any jail time, Sheen should be forced to watch reruns of his abysmal sitcom on an endless loop for a month. That will scare him straight.