Sunday 25 October, 2020

Actor Shia LaBeouf charged with misdemeanour battery, petty theft

 In this November 3, 2019, file photo, Shia LaBeouf arrives at the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

In this November 3, 2019, file photo, Shia LaBeouf arrives at the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Shia LaBeouf has been charged with misdemeanour battery and petty theft.

Prosecutors allege that the 34-year-old actor fought with a man named Tyler Murphy and took his hat, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday from the Los Angeles city attorney.

The charges were filed on September 24 for the June 12 incident.

A representative for LaBeouf did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

LaBeouf, who first gained fame as a teenager on the Disney Channel show “Even Stevens,” is known for his roles in 2007's “Transformers,” 2008's “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull,” and last year's “Honey Boy," a film he also wrote about his relationship with his father.

He has had several run-ins with the law during his career, including a 2017 New York arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct that was captured on a livestream video. He was sent to court-mandated rehabilitation for the incident.

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