EXCLUSIVE: Inside Shia LaBeouf's 'Cabaret' Arrest (WATCH)
By ZACH SEEMAYER
June 27, 2014
ET has an in-depth look into what led to Shia LaBeouf's Broadway arrest.
New York Police have confirmed to ET that the actor was escorted out of the performance of Cabaret at Studio 54 in handcuffs on Thursday night and was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
According to BroadwayWorld.com, the cast and audience members were witness to the detaining of the 28-year-old Transformers star, who was taken away by police during intermission because he was allegedly being loud and disruptive during the show's first act. The NYPD tells ET that LaBeouf was also making threats.
Reporters tell ET that LaBeouf was released on his own recognizance without having to post bail. The actor remained silent in the courtroom and stood with his hands behind his back during the very short proceeding. He was represented by a court appointed legal aid attorney, and the prosecutor expressed concern about releasing him without bail. The defense attorney said it would be all over the newspapers if he didn't return for his court date on July 24th.
Cabaret star Alan Cumming tweeted about the incident on Friday morning, writing:
Our @Cabaret_Musical Stage Manager last night at intermission : This is your places call and Shia Leboeuf has left the building in handcuffs— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) June 27, 2014
Tony Award nominee and composer Benj Pasek also took to Twitter when he saw the star was surrounded by cops, tweeting:
Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police officers outside of CABARET the musical. Oh New York, u is a crazy bitch— Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) June 27, 2014
LaBeouf was reported to have been in tears as he was led away. According to one of ET's sources, a female reporter nearly fell from all the mayhem and the actor stopped to help her up.
Meanwhile, Girls star Lena Dunham joked about the incident via Twitter, writing:
I feel you Shia: In 1993 I was carried out of Les Mis screaming because I couldn't handle the intimations of death.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 27, 2014
Seriously feel awful for the performers and am sorry to contribute to celebrity takedown culture but this is the best current event we have!— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 27, 2014
Garden State star Zach Braff later tweeted:
Coincidentally, this weekend is the release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction, the first film in the blockbuster franchise that the actor will not be leading. Instead, Mark Wahlberg has taken over the role of protagonist for this fourth film sequel.