Yeahhhhh, Miles Davis ALLEGEDLY did all that. Some people came forward and said he did, and I think he even admitted he did at certain occasions, but no charges where ever filed. So, in that journalistic sort of way, he ALLEGEDLY beat his wife, and others, etc.
But don't not listen to him because of it! Miles Davis also did positive things by challenging racial barriers, and giving younger musicians a platform to lean and grow (John Coltrane, a total and complete master by the end of his life, is a good example).
And even besides that! If you're not black, then Charles Mingus would have gotten all upset at you for liking his music. He was craaaazy into racial prejudice. And ALL those old school all white big bands participated in a system that gave black musicians the shaft (which may help to explain why why Charles Mingus was prejudice).
And the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Don't listen to them, either! John Frusciante ALLEGEDLY took advantage of barely legal teenage girls (at the beginning of his time with the Peppers). Anthony Kiedis was fiending so hard at one point in his life, he was a literal junkie, Flea got DIVORCED!, and Chad Smith is GOING BALD!!!!!
Oh, and Richard Wagner?! He was a HUGE anti semite. And the guy who owns IKEA? He use to be a Nazi sympathizer.
BLahhhhh blah blah, you see my point? If we totally ignore something because of one bad quality, we'll lose our heritage, sources of pleasure, AND stylish European furniture. If it helps, every single thing I brought up is in some way either forgivable or easily compensated for by another part of that persons character. Richard Wagner wrote anti semetic things, but worked with Jews kindly and charitably in his musical productions, seemingly without prejudice. IKEA guy called his former Nazi sympathies something like 'the biggest mistake of my early adulthood,' and wrote a formal apology to every Jewish IKEA employee. John Frusciante (like Miles Davis) had personal demons that made him do what he did, and both expressed regret later in life. John Frusciante even stopped doing it, but Miles Davis, well.. who knows. Anthony Kiedis is now (ALLEGEDLY!) clean, and is a pleasure of a person. And, well, the Flea and Chad Smith points were jokes, haha.
So, long story short, don't hold those things against Miles Davis. Acknowledge he had severely negative points, and then see if you can hear it come out in his playing!
Ah, and I don't mean to sound light heated about abuse, anti semitism, racism, and all.. It is, of course, all very serious and a problem in our society. I do take it seriously, just when I argue, I use humor to try and loosen things up.. Haha, that may be a bad idea, I apologize if I offended you.