Keep up the good work, Shia LaBeouf!
The Transformers star appeared in Manhattan Criminal court Friday. In addition to sporting a braided rattail, the 28-year-old actor wore an eyebrow piercing and a navy blue suit. He had previously reached a jail-free plea agreement stemming from his June 26, 2014 arrest. "As long as you stay out of trouble for...six months from today, this case will be dismissed and sealed," Judge Ann Scherzer informed him.
E! News has learned that LaBeouf withdrew his plea for disorderly conduct and took an ACD (adjournment in contemplation of dismissal).
LaBeouf, joined by attorney his Robert Gage, proved that he completed an alcohol treatment program.
Prosecutors also confirmed that he has avoided trouble with the law since his last appearance in court.
"I have confirmed there have been no new arrests," assistant district attorney Alyssa Russell said.
"Shia has done a terrific job and we appreciate the court's recognition of that," Gage said afterward.
LaBeouf recounted the circumstances that led to his arrest during an Oct. 13, 2014, appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The actor said he was drinking whiskey at a Times Square bar and watching the World Cup. When he went outside to have a cigarette, he encountered a homeless Marine. "I start talking to him, we start getting into a conversation, and then a woman runs up and starts taking pictures of me with her cell phone and trips him out," LaBeouf recalled. "I'm three sheets to the wind and I can't really calm him down. He starts running down the road after 30 minutes of conversation. So, I start running after him. I'm trying to calm this homeless man down in the middle of Times Square. He don't want nothing to do with me, but I'm not giving up. I chase him for a while and I try to calm him down. 'Hey, it's me! We were just talking. Relax!' And he's gone, so I turn around and start walking back to the bar to pay my bill, and I see this dude who comes up. And I don't know this guy, but he says, 'Hey, Shia! I'm a big fan!' I say, 'Thank you.' He says, 'Hey, what are you doing tonight?' I say, 'Well, I'm looking to turn it up a bit, you know? I'm trying to have a good night here. I just got in New York. I'm trying to have a good time.'...And he says, 'Well, why don't you come to my show? I'm a dancer in this Cabaret show.'"
"I was like, 'Cabaret?! Yeah, Cabaret! Cabaret is exactly what I want to do. Cabaret!'"
"So, he gives me a ticket, I go up to the thing, and Cabaret is maybe a block away from my bar. So, I go pay my Lithuania bill, I get outside, I'm walking towards the thing and now the drunk is really starting to kick in. I'm really good and drunk at this point. I make it into the theater, so I get into the theater, and the set-up is an old club...In this show, they had tables and there were all these women in burlesque. I'm like, 'Oh, this really is a kind of party or something.' So, I'm walking to my seat and on my way to this seat I see that there's this bar over here. I'm like, 'Yeah, sure, I'll have another drink, because I need one.' So, I get another double whiskey and I sit at my seat and there's these two beautiful 50-year-old women. I say, 'Oh, yeah! Tonight's the night, ladies! What's it going to be? What do you want to drink?' They look at me like, 'Don't talk to me.' So, I take it as a sign that they want exactly what I'm drinking."
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"I turn around and go back to the bar and I get two more double whiskeys. And while I'm at the bar, there's a fruit plate, and I'm like, 'Well, this is a really nice thing to just be offering fruit like this.' So, I start taking fruit off the fruit plate and I start feeding this other woman who looks about 50, 60, so now I'm feeding this woman strawberries and I forget I'm even in the show anymore. After that finishes, I walk back to my seat with these drinks and I put the drinks down and they don't want nothing to do with it. So I say, 'All right! Well, you don't want nothing to do with 'em, so I'll have 'em.' So, now I'm drinking these drinks and the show starts and out comes Alan Tudyk—er, Alan Cumming! It could have been Alan Iverson at this point. So, Alan Iverson's there and I'm into it, you know? I never knew Alan Iverson was into Broadway. He's smoking a cigarette, so I go, 'Oh, it's that kind of party. Perfect. I want to have a cigarette, too.'...Nobody wants nothing to do with me, but I don't see them. I'm just seeing Alan Iverson in leather pants. Like, 'This is the craziest show I've ever seen.' And then he puts the cigarette out and he starts walking and it looks like he's winking at me. And I'm thinking, 'Oh, well this is great.' And at this point I see the ballet guy who gave me the ticket and I'm like, 'Hey! What's going on, pal?'"
At that moment, he recalled thinking, "This is kind of weird. I didn't know it was that kind of show.'"
"Alan Cumming walks past me and I forget all about that again, and all I'm thinking about is the leather pants and him winking at me. He walks past so I give him a slap on the ass, because I think he deserves it...He's the sexiest man I've ever seen. I don't just slap it slap it. I grabbed him—like, I grabbed a whole cheek because I wanted the party right here in my pants. I wanted the whole party. So, he finds a way to wiggle out of my Hercules grip and I'm a little disappointed about it, so I think it's time to have another cigarette. So, I start having a cigarette and a security guard comes up and says, 'Can you put the cigarette out?' 'No problem.' Anyway, we get to intermission and a person tells me, 'There's another party outside,'" he remembered. "I'm thinking, 'Oh! Well OK!' And I see six cops having their own party."
"Anyway, they wind up taking me to the station. Oh, man! I get to the station and I quickly realize, 'I'm not supposed to be here. I'm not made for this set-up.' I get in there and this dude says, 'Whitey's here. Time for snitching.' And I thought, 'Oh, no.' So my possum is like, 'You gotta do something, man. You gotta do something or you're gonna die in here.' So, I turn into Tupac. Now I'm ripping my shirt off and I'm doing push-ups like, 'Don't mess with me, dawg. I'm crazy, you know what I'm saying?' The guy's like, 'What are you in here for?' I'm like, 'Cabaret, homie. Cabaret.' Anyway, so then they fingerprint me and do the whole business and I'm like, 'I gotta get out of this little cell with these six dudes.' I'm trippin'. So I figure, I'm gonna spit on this cop's shoe. That's my way out. So I spit on his shoe and I'm lookin' at him, and it was [my way out]. He put a mask on me, a Hannibal mask, and a LED jacket, and ushered me into my private little dwelling, where I sat for 25 hours. Then they gave me a McDonald's egg sandwich."
Prior to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, LaBeouf told Ellen DeGeneres that being arrested after Cabaret was his "worst" transgression to date. "I really went all the way with it," the Lawless actor said. "They put a Hannibal mask on me and a led jacket. It was very scary...I spit on a cop. That's a no, no."