Shia LaBeouf Arrested During 'Cabaret' on Broadway, Calls Cop 'F*g'
Shia LaBeouf is making headlines again, but not for acting. The 28-year-old actor was arrested Thursday night for disorderly conduct and public intoxication during a performance of the Broadway show Cabaret.
The Transformers star was allegedly smacking people in the back of the head and smoking prior to being hauled out of the Studio 54 theater in handcuffs at around 9:30 pm on Thursday night, a source told The New York Post.
According to the source, he was “incoherent” and “very agitated” when the cops approached him. Officers also reported smelling alcohol on his breath.
LaBeouf was taken to a station house after refusing to leave the theater. There, according to The Post, he told cops “I’ll fuck you up” and called another officer a “f*g.” He was allegedly muzzled with a face mask for spitting.
This is the latest in a series of headline-grabbing antics for the actor.
His public outbursts date back to 2007 when the actor was arrested at a Chicago Walgreens for refusing to leave the store. In 2008, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a car accident in Los Angeles.
In January, he was arrested head-butting a patron during a bar brawl in London. The following month, he appeared at the Berlin Film Festival with a bag over his head following accusations that he plagiarized a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes for his short film, HowardCantour.com. He later apologized, declaring in the media that he was no longer famous.
Interestingly, this also isn’t the first time LaBeouf has made headlines for causing trouble during a Broadway show. Last year, the actor abruptly pulled out of what was to be his Broadway debut. He was scheduled to star in Orphans opposite another actor who has made headlines for his homophobic outburst — Alec Baldwin.
Producers cited “creative differences” when discussing LaBeouf’s departure, but in February, Baldwin acknowledged that the real problem had to do with tension between the two actors. LaBeouf was ultimately replaced with actor Ben Foster
LaBeouf is next scheduled to appear opposite Brad Pitt in the film Fury, due to hit theaters in November.