Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct Charge

Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges this Wednesday, in regards to a scene at a Broadway show this past summer.

LaBeouf, 28, was arrested for criminal trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct after allegedly disrupting a performance of “Cabaret” at Studio 54. LaBeouf’s plea came from a deal that dropped the initial trespassing and harassment charges.

The sentence requires LaBeouf to continue with treatment for alcoholism for another three months. If he completes the treatment and does not get arrested in the next six months, the disorderly conduct charge will be expunged from his record.

LaBeouf attended the “Cabaret” performance featuring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams on June 24. He refused to leave the venue when asked, after smoking cigarettes indoors and yelling at the actors.
When finally escorted out by security, LaBeouf shouted: “Do you know who I am?” and spat at an officer’s feet, according to court documents.

As reported by CBS New York, one witness thought LeBeouf’s behavior was so outlandish that he might be working on a role. As quoted, Tina Marie Miller said: “If we didn’t know who he was, we’d assume he was a bum, literally, from how he looked and how he was acting.”

The “Transformers” actor has had a string of legal issues in past years.

In 2008, LaBeouf was arrested in Los Angeles for drunken driving after he crashed his truck, resulting in injuries to his knee and hand; due to lack of evidence, the charge was dropped.

In 2007, he was arrested in Chicago for misdemeanor criminal trespassing after refusing to leave a Walgreen when asked by a security guard. The charges were also ultimately dropped.

In 2005, LaBeouf was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after threatening a neighbor in Los Angeles.

LaBeouf is due in court on November 12 and is required to bring a letter from his treatment facility confirming completion of his treatment.


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