Tuesday 10 December 2019

Shia LaBeouf appears in court to face his charges

Freya Drohan

The troubled actor appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court today to face his charges.

The former Transformers star was facing criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment charges after he disturbed a theatre performance in New York City’s Studio 54 last month.

The actor was infamously escorted from a performance of ‘Cabaret’ on Broadway, after slapping actor Alan Cumming on the behind, falling out of his chair, and subsequently cursing at police officers.

An onlooker said,

“During the first act, Alan walks through the audience...He walked directly past Shia, and Shia slapped Alan on the ass. Alan was in character and was very professional. He knew not to engage, and he carried on walking.”

“Shia was being lewd, grunting and yelling in a lascivious way, ‘Oh yeaaaaaaaaaaah,’” said another witness. “It was really odd and creepy.”

Another witness added,

“It was bizarre — he was so crazy, it was making us all nervous.”

Sources said once the actor was in custody, he shouted “F***k you” at guards and tried to spit at them.

“This is f***ing bulls—t,” he shouted. “Do you know my life? Do you know who the f*** I am? Do you know who I am?” the complaint against him states.

It is believed that hours before the incident on Broadway, he chased a homeless person in Times Square arguing over a fast food meal.

The 28-year-old actor's attorney and the district attorney requested an adjournment so they have more time to work towards a resolution/plea deal. LaBeouf's new court date is set for Sept. 10 unless both sides can come to an agreement before that time.

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