Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct. The 28-year-old Transformers actor was charged with the misdemeanour in July in New York City after allegedly causing a disruption during a performance of Broadway’s Cabaret. Shia appeared in court on the matter Wednesday and People magazine reports he entered a guilty plea in exchange for a deal that involves no jail time.
'Are you pleading guilty because you are guilty?'
"Are you pleading guilty because you are guilty?" Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Diana Boyar asked during the hearing.
“Yes, your honour,” Shia responded in court.
The Fury star’s plea deal requires him to spend at least three months in treatment. Should he stay out of trouble for six months Shia can withdraw his guilty plea and the case will be dismissed.
Following his arrest in the Big Apple for disorderly conduct his representative told TMZ Shia “understands” he suffers from alcohol addiction and is seeking to change his lifestyle.
“He has taken the first of many necessary steps toward recovery,” his rep said, while denying reports he had checked into rehab.
The Fury actor had previously been spotted carrying an Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book in California, and was also seen outside of a “celebrity-frequented” treatment facility in Hollywood, according to x17Online.
Shia was arrested for drunk driving in 2008 after he crashed his vehicle, injuring his hand and knee, according to the Associated Press.
The star has also dominated headlines in recent months for his self-proclaimed performance art, including an incident in Berlin when he appeared on a red carpet with a brown paper bag on his head reading: “I’m Not Famous Anymore.”
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