Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty in Broadway meltdown; must get more alcohol help
(CNN) — Actor Shia LaBeouf settled charges related to his summer meltdown on Broadway by agreeing to get more alcohol abuse treatment.
LaBeouf appeared in a Manhattan court Wednesday to plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct under a deal that drops his trespass and harassment charges.
The sentence requires LaBeouf, who has been getting outpatient alcohol treatment since his arrest, to continue treatment for another three months. The disorderly conduct conviction will be withdrawn if he completes the treatment and does not get arrested during the next six months.
The “Transformers” actor was initially arrested by New York police on June 24 “for refusing to leave a theatrical performance when asked, for creating unreasonable noise and using obscene language outside of Studio 54, and for spitting at a police officer at the Midtown North police precinct,” Assistant District Attorney Alyssa Russell said in court Wednesday.
The criminal complaint said LaBeouf was sitting in the audience in a theater at Studio 54, watching a performance of “Cabaret,” when he yelled “loudly at the actors onstage” and refused to leave.
As a police officer escorted the actor out of the theater, LeBeouf allegedly said, ” “F— you. This is f—ing bull—. Do you know my life? Do you know who the f— I am? Do you know who I am,” the complaint said.
At the police precinct, the actor spat in the direction of the officer and cursed at him, according to prosecutors.
LaBeouf’s lawyer and representatives did not immediately respond to CNN requests for comment.
LaBeouf must return to court on November 12 to prove he has completed the alcohol treatment.
He rose to fame at age 14 as the star of the Disney series “Even Stevens.” He has stayed busy with regular movie and TV roles since the late 1980s, including starring in three “Transformers” films. Of late, he has played in films with a more literary appeal, such as “Nymphomaniac” and “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.”