Los Angeles — Shia LaBeouf apologised on Wednesday for a racist tirade against Georgia police officers and jailors who arrested him on Saturday for public drunkenness.
The actor wrote in a statement posted on Twitter that he has been publicly struggling with addiction for "far too long." He called his behaviour a new low and attributed it in part to his complete disrespect for authority.
The statement, which was confirmed as legitimate by LaBeouf's publicist, asked for forgiveness and said the actor was taking steps to get sober. He did not elaborate.
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LaBeouf's apology came hours after celebrity website TMZ posted videos taken while the actor was being booked when he accused police of being racist and told a black officer he was going to hell. The actor made several other profane remarks before being released on $7 000 bond. (Read more here)
The videos were not immediately available on Wednesday from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.
The Transformers actor was arrested in a hotel lobby at 4:00 on Saturday by the Savannah Police Department and released. He was also accused of disorderly conduct and obstruction.
LaBeouf is in the Savannah area filming his new movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon, which also stars Dakota Johnson.