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.