Drugs Not Involved in Shia LaBeouf Broadway Meltdown
As BWW reported, Shia LaBeouf was escorted out of Roundabout's production of Cabaret at Studio 54 last Thursday evening during the show's intermission in handcuffs. The 28-year-old was reportedly smoking inside the theater and engaging in other disruptive behavior, police said. When he was asked to leave, he refused and then threatened the officers and people on the sidewalk outside. He was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing.
LaBeouf was released from the holding cell at Midtown Community Court around 10 a.m. last Friday morning after pleading 'not guilty' to the charges. He is due back in court on July 24th.
Today E! News reports that drugs were not involved in the incident and that the actor was apparently only under the influence of alcohol. "There were definitely no drugs involved," a source tells the site, adding "Drinking and Shia do not mix well. But he definitely wasn't on any kind of drugs."
Prior to his disruptive behavior at Cabaret, the actor was seen at the Iguana Club, located nearby the Broadway theater. A woman who was approached by LaBeouf after he departed the club told E! News that he had been drinking double margaritas and was alone.
A rep for the actor has declined to comment on his arrest.
LaBeouf famously departed the production of Broadway's ORPHANS last season, with the producers announcing that he would not continue with the production. After additional details on the termination were revealed by LaBeouf on Twitter, he was then replaced by Ben Foster, who co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge in the production, which concluded its Broadway run in May of 2013. Upon his departure, he shared several emails, explaining why he dropped out of the production, including personal emails with Alec Baldwin, Tom Sturridge and more, as well as his audition tape.
Earlier in 2014, LaBeouf joined and then quickly departed ROCK THE KASBAH, a comedy film being directed by Barry Levinson. In February, he noted that he was 'retiring from public life because of attacks against his artistic integrity.'
LaBeouf began his career in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award, and with his film debut in Holes (2003), based on the novel of the same name by Louis Sachar. In 2004, he made his directorial debut with the short film Let's Love Hate and later directed and shot the music video for "I Never Knew You" by rapper Cage.
In 2007, LaBeouf starred as the lead in the commercially successful films, Disturbia, Transformers and Surf's Up. His other films include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008),Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), followed by Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac."
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