Shia LaBeouf, a known actor for films such as Disturbia and Transformers, was recently arrested in Savannah, Georgia. LaBeouf spouted racial slurs and cursed the police during his arrest and while inside the precinct.
“You’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro.” said LaBeouf to a black police officer. The actor kept on mentioning their skin color and cited racism as the reason for his arrest.
In a report by TMZ, LaBeouf’s arrest video showed him being disrespectful against authority while he was in police custody. As seen in the video, the actor rudely explained that he was arrested for asking cigarettes from the police. However, the police report said that he was using offensive language in front of children and being disorderly, according to The Guardian. LaBeouf was also drunk when he was arrested.
After he was arrested, the actor has posted a public apology on his Twitter account. He also notes that he’s been going through addiction at the moment:
“I am deeply ashamed of my behavior, and make no excuses for it. I don’t know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of my behavior is not lost on me.
My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst, It is a new low. A low I hope is a bottom. I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes.”
Previously LaBeouf has been arrested during his art project exhibit against Donald Trump last January. As for his upcoming movies, he’s set to play John McEnroe in the Borg/McEnroe movie that’ll be released in Fall 2017.