Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct over his disruption of a Broadway performance of Cabaret.
Under the terms of the plea, Shia LaBeouf, 28, will avoid jail or probation.
However, he must complete a treatment program, attend all court appearances and avoid arrest for six months.
Shia LaBeouf was arrested in June after smoking, shouting at actors and using abusive language as he was removed from the audience at a Cabaret performance.
According to court documents, he yelled, “do you know who I am?” at security guards at New York’s Studio 54 theatre. Shia LaBeouf later spat at an officer’s feet at a nearby police station.
Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct over his disruption of a Broadway performance of Cabaret (photo AP)
Shortly after the arrest, a publicist for Shia LaBeouf said the actor had begun receiving treatment for alcoholism.
In New York on Wednesday, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Diana Boyar asked: “Are you pleading guilty because you are guilty?”
“Yes, your honor,” Shia LaBeouf said.
The judge ordered him to complete a three-month course of treatment. The actor made no comment as he left court.
Shia LaBeouf’s arrest at the Broadway revival of Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, followed a series of instances where he had behaved erratically in public.
He walked out of a news conference for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
Shia LaBeouf later appeared on the red carpet with a paper bag on his head, on which was written: “I am not famous anymore.”
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Shia LaBeouf has voluntarily asked for outpatient care for his alcohol addiction, his spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, confirmed.
Last week LaBeouf was accused of disturbing a performance of the musical Cabaret inside New York’s Studio 54.
Shia LaBeouf has voluntarily asked for outpatient care for his alcohol addiction
The actor was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after police said he used obscene language and became aggressive when he was asked to leave the venue.
Shia LaBeouf, 28, did not enter a plea to the New York charges when he was arraigned last week.
They are all misdemeanors or violations, so if convicted he would face little or no jail time.
“He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery,” said Melissa Kates.
Shia LaBeouf has previously starred alongside Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as well as taking a leading role in Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise.
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Shia LaBeouf has been arrested at a performance of the musical Cabaret in New York.
Shia LaBeouf, 28, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass following a disturbance at New York’s Studio 54 theater on Thursday.
The actor was escorted out of the theatre and taken into custody by New York police after refusing to go when asked to do so by security guards.
A police spokesman said: “The incident occurred at Studio 54 during Cabaret at around 9pm [ET]. He was acting disorderly, yelling and being loud, and is currently being held at the Midtown North police station.”
Shia LaBeouf was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass following a disturbance at New York’s Studio 54 theater (photo Getty Images)
“He will be taken to jail tonight and will then have to appear in court.”
Broadway songwriter Benj Pasek tweeted that he saw Shia LaBeouf “in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police officers outside of CABARET the musical”.
“He was being rather difficult and combative, verbally… to the point where security guards asked him to please leave the premises and he refused,” NYPD’s George Tsourovakas said.
“Police were called and he was detained and arrested.”
Shia LaBeouf – whose films include Transformers, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – walked out of a news conference for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
He later appeared on the red carpet with a paper bag on his head, on which was written: “I am not famous anymore.”
A month previously the actor had tweeted that he was quitting “public life”.
“In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,” Shia LaBeouf wrote in January.
The latest incident comes ahead of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, the first in the Michael Bay robot series not to star Shia LaBeouf.
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