WHO: SHIA SAIDE LaBEOUF
WHAT: ARRESTED AT A SHOWING OF CABARET FOR BEING DISRUPTIVE DURING ACT ONE
WHERE: STUDIO 54, NEW YORK
WHEN: JUNE, 2014
WHY: WE BEEN KNEW
Content Warning for details of sexual harassment.
LaBeouf has since graduated from being an asshole to being The Asshole.
Shia LaBeouf was arrested tonight during a Broadway performance of Cabaret http://t.co/i4bfqgVyxl— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) June 27, 2014
Vanity Fair cited a BBC news report on the statement of an NYPD spokesman:
LaBeouf will have to appear in court, and they write that the actor has been charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.
"The incident occurred at Studio 54 during Cabaret at around 9pm [ET]. He was acting disorderly, yelling and being loud, and is currently being held at the Midtown North police station. He will be taken to jail tonight and will then have to appear in court."
Witnesses were interviewed by CBS New York:
“Honestly, I wasn’t thinking of drunk or drugs. I was thinking he was working on a role, because it was that extreme. 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.”
When whites don't defend other whites, you know there's trouble.
As per the video:
Prosecutors say the antics only continued once the star was in police custody. LaBeouf allegedly telling officers, “do you know who I am? I'll end your life. Fuck you,” he went on to say, even calling police a homophobic slur.
Less than four months after the incident, Shia appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he was encouraged to amp up the charm[sic] to make light of the situation and get the audience laughing.
By golly, these Disney kids. He's just being Shia!
He reportedly harassed older women by buying some of them drinks they never asked for and feeding others some fruit. He has a dumbass recounting of the story that had Jimmy laughing like he was Fallon.
“On my way to [my] seat, I see there's this bar over here and I'm like, 'oh, sure, I'll have another drink, 'cause I need one.' So I get another double whisky and I sit in my seat and there's these two beautiful 50 year old women and I say, ' yeah! Well, tonight's the night, ladies - what's it gonna be, what do you want to drink?' And they look at me like, 'don't talk to me,' so I take it as a sign that they want exactly what I'm drinking.”
He continues on while revealing more to the story than was previously reported, saying he pulled a slap-and-grab on Alan Cummings, claiming Alan was seducing him and he deserved it, while he was smoking inside the building.
“So I started having a cigarette and the security guard comes up and says, 'can you put the cigarette out?' No problem. Anyway, we get to intermission and a person tells me there's another party outside and I see six cops having their own party.”
There was an air of humour throughout this story and he admitted to absolutely everything and more (like spitting in a cop's shoe) while he, the audience, and Jimmy Kimmel laughed it up. It's revealed at the end that the cops gave Shia a McDonald's egg sandwich, despite the way he treated the cops.
To be a white man.
Previously on this series:
I. Ashlee Simpson Harassing McDonald's Employees
II. Reese Witherspoon Arrested During Someone Else's Arrest