Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested Thursday for being disorderly inside New York’s Studio 54 during a musical performance of “Cabaret,” media reports said, citing police.
The 28-year-old actor was reportedly handcuffed and taken out of the Broadway theatre as he was “disruptive during Act 1,” of the Tony-nominated play, which stars Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming. Police reportedly escorted him out of the show after he refused to leave when asked by the security guards. According to reports, LaBeouf has been charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing.
“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 spokesman George Tsourovakas said, according to Reuters. "Police were called and he was detained and arrested.”
LaBeouf, known for his performances in “Transformers” and "Lawless," had reportedly been causing a disturbance during the show and used obscene language, while CNN reported that he was smoking in the theatre and was under the influence of alcohol. He is reportedly still in police custody and officials are investigating what exactly happened at the theatre.
Tony Award nominee Benj Pasek and actress Lena Dunham took to Twitter writing about LaBeouf’s arrest.
Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police officers outside of CABARET the musical. Oh New York, u is a crazy bitch
— Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) June 27, 2014
I feel you Shia: In 1993 I was carried out of Les Mis screaming because I couldn't handle the intimations of death.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 27, 2014
LaBeouf made headlines this year after he appeared at the Berlin premiere of “Nymphomaniac” with a paper bag over his head with the words “I’m Not Famous Anymore.” Barely a few days later, LaBeouf sported the same paper bag in his exhibit at an art show in Los Angeles, naming it “#IAMSORRY.”