Shia LaBeouf Bar Brawl: Actor Head-Butts a Bar Patron to Defend Girlfriend Mia Goth's Mom

Fury star insists he is "just trying to make peace" after getting into a fight at South London's Hobgoblin pub

By Zach Johnson Jan 17, 2014 1:42 PMTags
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Shia LaBeouf got into a bar fight at South London's Hobgoblin pub on Thursday, Jan. 16. The Lawless actor was caught on camera berating a fellow patron who apparently dissed Mia Goth's mother. LaBeouf got into the man's face and repeatedly shouted, "What'd you say about my girl's mom?"

"Are you f-----g kidding me, bro?" LaBeouf asked. The actor then head-butted the man, prompting two women—including one who pleaded "Shia!"— to restrain the Fury star. "Don't be sarcastic with us again," a British woman told the man just after LaBeouf was pulled away. "Don't even play smart."

It's not yet known what the man said to possibly provoke an intoxicated LaBeouf, 27, or Goth, 20.

TMZ posted the exchange on its website, and it also obtained footage of LaBeouf apologizing post-fight. "I'm not trying to have, like, any more problems. Like, I'm really just trying to make peace," he said. "I'm a normal human being. Look, I accept what I get into to do what I love. I'm not trying to s--t on nobody. I'm a human being, you know what I mean? I'm super normal. Like more normal than most. When people wanna get hostile, or s--t on my girl's mom, or say things that are out of turn—"

"She shot me first!" an unidentified British woman interjected. "Roger. Roger," LaBeouf told her. "And I'm sorry about that. I got no control over that. I'm just trying to make peace, you know?"

This isn't the first time LaBeouf has gotten physical after a night of drinking: he got into an altercation at the same South London pub in 2012 and he was involved in a Vancouver bar brawl in 2011.

Thursday's incident comes less than a week after the Nymphomaniac star tweeted, "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life." Since December 2013, LaBeouf has been endlessly apologizing for plagiarizing graphic novel author Daniel Clowes—to the point where he's been mocked by Jim Carrey, Chelsea Handler, Lena Dunham, Seth Rogen, Patton Oswalt and more peers.

LaBeouf has yet to address his head-butting via Twitter. E! News reached out to his rep for comment.

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