• Mon, Jan 27 - 12:33 pm ET

Emma Stone’s Bad Girl Past Comes Back To Haunt Her As The World Discovers Her Unpaid Traffic Ticket

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In news that’s sure to put her at the top of the America’s Most Wanted List, it’s now come to light that Emma Stone failed to pay a traffic ticket for almost eight whole years. It was only a matter of time before her bad girl past came back to haunt her. If only it didn’t have to be something so scandalous. Why couldn’t she just egg some houses or something?

Radar Online obtained court records when they were bored one day and in the mood to bust someone, and they’re reporting that Emma was charged with “failure to procure evidence of financial responsibility” on Independence Day 2005 in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, when she was 16. Basically that means she didn’t show proof of insurance during a traffic stop. And on America’s birthday, of all days!

Apparently Emma failed to show up for court a month later, and when she moved out to Hollywood to make it big she left that shameful piece of her past back in Arizona. The fine went to collections multiple times, and the court also tried to garnish her tax refund. It got so bad that the State of California put her license on hold so she couldn’t renew before paying the ticket. So finally Emma decided to put her past behind her once and for all and paid the $473 in March 2013. But thanks to Radar, we now know her dirty little secret. I don’t know about you, but it’s all I’ll be able to think about when I look at her.

Why did she do it? Did she just enjoy the thrill of breaking the law? Did she hang around with the wrong crowd? Did she keep writing it down on sticky notes but forgot where she put them? Was she actually oblivious this whole time, like when I went to the school library and discovered I’d accidentally kept a copy of Catcher in the Rye out for three years? Perhaps we’ll never know. But I’d watch out for her from now on. That there’s a bad seed.

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  • Kathy

    I’m guessing it was her parents’ car that Emma was driving – at age 16. So most likely her parents did have the insurance, but maybe Emma herself didn’t have a copy of it. Rather than ask her parents for the certificate, she just let the ticket go unpaid. How many 16-year-olds voluntarily tell their parents about a traffic fine? Not many!

    • Rna

      or maybe the car was insured, but not Emma as a driver

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Excuses, excuses. I vote life in prison.

  • Kelly

    This article was pretty funny.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Thanks, you’re pretty nice for saying that.

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