AceShowbiz - Shia LaBeouf showed up in court on Thursday, October 19 for a hearing stemming from his drunk arrest back in July. The former Disney actor, now 31, escaped jail time after reaching plea deal with prosecutors.
He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction and pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct. He was initially charged with public drunkenness as well, but prosecutors dropped the charges.
The "American Honey" actor gets a year of probation. He is required to take anger management classes and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. He additionally ordered by court to pay $2,680 in fines.
Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Savannah, Georgia while he was in town filming his new movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon". He was intoxicated and reportedly flipped out after a bystander refused to give him a cigarette.
He ran to a nearby hotel to avoid arrest. "I have rights. I'm an American. You got me arrested in my hotel for doing what, sir?" he said in the back of the cop car. "I'm a f**king American. I pay taxes. Get this s**t off my f**king arms."
"Who are you fighting for?" the actor asked the cop. "You got a president who don't give a f**k about you, and you're stuck in a police force who doesn't give a f**k about you. So you want to arrest white people who give a f**k? Who ask for cigarettes?"
LaBeouf continued rating, "I came up to you trying to be nice, you stupid b***h. I came up to you asking for a cigarette, you dumb f**k. Why would I ask for a cigarette if I was racist, you stupid b***h?" He hotly added, "They got cameras everywhere, you dummy. I've got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with."
He later apologized on Twitter, "I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it. I don't know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of my behavior is not lost on me."
He also confessed, "I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes."