Benzema is one of the most successful French soccer players ever but that’s not why he’s on this list. He regularly creates unsavory controversies that affect his loved ones’ public lives. In 2014, he went on trial after he allegedly solicited underage prostitute Zahia Dehar. In the end, the judge acquitted him of knowingly sleeping with a 16-year-old.
This ended his relationship with then-girlfriend Chloe de Launey who took their child away. He also blackmailed his fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena and faced a long exile from the national team. A judge hit him with a one-year suspended sentence and a massive fine after the incident (via Bleacher Report).