Beyonce's Father and 7 Bad Celeb Dads


Joe Simpson

In 2004, as Jessica Simpson was gaining street cred in the pop music scene, her father Joe, a former Baptist minister, bragged about the, ahem, assets that brought his daughter fame.

"Jessica never tries to be sexy. She just is sexy," he told "If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she's sexy in both. She's got double D's! You can't cover those suckers up!"

Papa Joe, who manages Jessica and younger sister Ashlee, has also been accused of taking his own pictures of his daughters and selling them to magazines. He's also said to meddle in their personal lives, even going so far as to set up Jessica on dates.

Ryan O'Neal

Maybe Ryan O'Neal was an angel to Farrah Fawcett in her final days. In terms of rearing his son, who no doubt picked up his drug habit from dear old dad, O'Neal might be better termed a fallen angel.

The 67-year-old Oscar-nominated actor was arrested in September 2008 along with his son Redmond, and was later charged with felony methamphetamine possession. Sheriff's deputies had searched the actor's home while doing a check on Redmond O'Neal, who was on probation for a previous drug conviction. In January, O'Neal pled guilty to a felony drug charge and was ordered into an 18-month drug diversion program.

The bad dad hasn't only wrecked havoc on Redmond's life. O'Neal hit on his own daughter, Tatum O'Neal, at Fawcett's funeral. "I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me," O'Neal told Vanity Fair in an interview featured in the magazine's August 2009 issue. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me -- Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."

Alec Baldwin

Who can forget Alec Baldwin's infamous voice mail message to his 12-year-old daughter, Ireland, whom he called a "rude, thoughtless little pig" when she failed to take his pre-arranged call?

The voice mail heard around the world was a breaking point for Baldwin during his seven-year divorce and custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger. Baldwin told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he even contemplated suicide after the voice mail was leaked.

Instead, he wrote a book, "A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce," about the alienation he felt from his daughter after his long, drawn-out divorce that involved more than 90 court proceedings and $3 million in legal costs.

Woody Allen

Mia Farrow ended her 12-year relationship with famed director Woody Allen, when she discovered nude photos he had taken of Farrow's 21-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

A long sordid custody battle for the couple's three children ensued, in which Farrow accused Allen of molesting their adopted daughter Dylan. The judge ruled the sex abuse charges inconclusive but called Allen's conduct with Previn "grossly inappropriate" and awarded custody of the children to Farrow.

Despite the scandal, Allen, then 56, continued to see Previn. They married in 1997 and are parents to two adopted girls.'s Sheila Marikar contributed to this report.

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