The Crime You Didn't Know Chace Crawford Committed

Even the most famous of celebrities can't escape the law. Plenty of your favorite A-list stars have been arrested, whether for drunk driving, drug possession, or a host of other crimes. And while plenty of celebrities have gone to prison for more serious crimes, others have gotten off with suspiciously light punishments. (Sometimes, it really does pay off to have a well-recognized household name.)

One big-name star whom you might not realize was arrested is "The Boys" actor Chace Crawford. While the actor has enjoyed a fairly controversy-free life in Hollywood since bursting onto the scene with "Gossip Girl" in 2007, he was actually arrested in June 2010. But thanks to his cooperation and community service, the charges were erased from his record, and the case was dismissed.

Keep reading to learn more about Chace Crawford's 2010 arrest, as well as what he had to do to clear his name.

Chace Crawford was arrested for marijuana possession

Chace Crawford is best known for his role as lovable stoner Nate Archibald on "Gossip Girl." And it looks like the actor may have a few common interests with his character. In June 2010, Crawford was arrested in Texas and charged with a misdemeanor for "having two ounces or less of marijuana," People reported at the time. Apparently, there was an unlit joint in a car in which Crawford was a passenger. The actor was 24 at the time of the arrest.

As TMZ reported in April 2011, Crawford "agreed to a pretrial diversion program," which included community service and monthly meetings with a probation officer.

Per a September 2011 TMZ report, Crawford was cleared of the drug charges after serving 80 hours of community service at a church and a hospital. A Texas judge dismissed the case, and Crawford went on to enjoy continued success in Hollywood.

Another Gossip Girl star faced troubling allegations

Ed Westwick, who played Chuck Bass on "Gossip Girl," was accused of sexual assault by four women, The Daily Beast noted. In July 2018, Variety reported that Westwick wouldn't be facing rape charges, with prosecutors citing insufficient evidence. The outlet also noted that Westwick denied the allegations and called them "provably untrue."

As Variety noted, Westwick was recast in an adaptation of "Ordeal by Innocence" after the allegations were made public. Still, he's gone on to appear in other projects, including the 2021 movie "Me You Madness." The actor also joined TikTok in February with a post about "Gossip Girl."

Jessica Szohr, who played Vanessa Abrams in the CW series, appears to be the only "Gossip Girl" cast member to address the allegations against Westwick, calling them "shocking" in a November 2017 interview with Cosmopolitan. "I don't know those girls at all, and they could be lovely and awesome and all that. From the Ed I know and working with him for five years and having a friendship through all of that and after, it was shocking," Szohr said to the outlet.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).