Shia LaBeouf, a renowned actor, and performance artist got arrested on 26th January 2017 at the anti-Trump art installation that took place in New York. Let’s have a closer look at what really happened.
Department spokesman Sgt. Thomas Antonetti reported that LaBeouf was charged with offensive assault and harassment violation.
LaBeouf had been appearing in a live video stream called “He Will Not Divide Us” since Trump’s inauguration last Friday. A man arrived on the spot early Thursday morning and said something which was unaccepted by LaBeouf politically.
The policemen arrived at the installation after a man and LaBeouf got involved in an argument. According to Detective Navarro, LaBeouf not just argued, but also snatched the man’s scarf and scratched his face.
Detective Navarro also stated that LaBeouf got arrested around 12.30 a.m. and was told to arrive at the court on 4th April 2017 as he was issued a desk appearance ticket. However, LaBeouf wasn’t jailed.
LaBeouf had placed a camera just outside of the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on the inauguration day of his latest art project, “He Will Not Divide Us”. He had invited the public to repeat the words “he will not divide us” into the camera as a protest against Trump. His ultimate aim was to live stream people’s protest while Trump’s time in office.
Video: Shia LaBeouf arrested
However, this is not just the first time that LaBeouf has got himself arrested. He was arrested in 2014 and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass during a Broadway performance.
LaBeouf has been in the industry for a long time but he received much fame when he appeared on ‘Even Stevens’, a Disney Channel television series and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” in 2008. LaBeouf also won Daytime Emmy Award in 2003.
He has also appeared in other successful movies such as ‘Disturbia and Surf's Up’, ‘Transformers' as Sam Witwicky’, ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ in 2009 and ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ in 2011, ‘’Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ in 2010, ‘Lawless’ in 2012, ‘The Company You Keep’ in 2012, ‘Nymphomaniac’ 2013 and ‘Fury’ in 2014. He is not just an actor, but also an amazing filmmaker and performance artist.