Shia LaBeouf Charged With Battery and Theft Over June Altercation

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The ‘Honey Boy’ star has been charged with battery and petty theft as he’s determined as the aggressor in a June altercation with another man in Los Angeles.


Shia LaBeouf has been charged with battery and theft over an alleged altercation in Los Angeles in June (20).

The “Transformers” star is accused of getting into an argument with a man earlier this summer, with law enforcement sources telling TMZ he has now been charged with battery and petty theft.

During the altercation, the star allegedly took off the man’s cap and left the scene with it – prompting him to file a police report. After officers investigated, they decided to charge the star, determining he was the aggressor.

However, there were no major injuries to either Shia or the alleged victim.

The 34-year-old actor has a chequered history with the law, including a 2014 arrest in New York City for disorderly conduct that led him to seek treatment for alcoholism, and a 2017 arrest in Georgia for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstruction.

He appeared to have got his life back on track following the arrest in Georgia, having embraced sobriety and won awards and acclaim for his script for “Honey Boy” – a movie based on his experiences as a child actor.

The actor delved into his complicated relationship with his emotionally abusive father, Jeffrey, for the autobiographical film, and the actor admitted he had to trick his dad in order to secure rights to the real-life story.

“I lied to him and told him that Mel Gibson would be playing him,” he revealed. “He signed the paperwork, then I got home, I sent him pictures, and I broke it to him. ‘Look, it’s not like that.’ ” He added, “He wasn’t too enthused about me playing him.”