Shia LaBeouf Breaks His Silence on 2017 Arrest: 'I F-ked Up'

Lawrence Kim
March 13, 2018

Shia LaBeouf is finally addressing a drunken 2017 tirade that erupted outside of his Savannah, Georgia hotel and amounted to arrest and viral infamy. "White privilege and desperation and disaster ... I f-ked up".

Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, was straight with LaBeouf, he told Esquire, and that was what he needed in that dark moment.

LaBeouf tied the incident into his stint serving ten weeks in court-ordered rehab a year ago after he was arrested for arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, saying he learned he had PTSD from the incident. "You're already famous. This is my chance. And you're ruining it", LaBeouf recalls Gottsagen saying.

"To hear him say that he was disappointed in me probably changed the course of my life", LaBeouf said. "'Cause I was still fighting".

"I've got to look at my failures in the face for a while", he continues. They don't release these!' Just on my defense-mechanism-fear garbage. "Me and him haven't really been in contact since he blew up onstage and, you know, sh** on me". He keeps it one thousand with you, and that shit doesn't even make sense to him. Some guy bumped into my mother's vehicle with his auto in a parking lot, and my head went right to "You need to avenge your mother!"

The actor also opened up about PTSD he feels from a childhood incident in which he heard his mother being raped.

And the 31-year-old - who married his co-star Mia Goth in Las Vegas in 2016 - now seems to be keen to atone for his past, calling himself a "buffoon" and admitting he "lost the plot", adding he needs to "take ownership of his shit and clean up his side of the street".

The actor - who's latest project is Borg/McEnroe - explained they never found the man and that when he went to rehab previous year he was told he had PTSD, now blaming his violent past on the incident. "Around the same time, I took my mother to his concert..."

"He took all my fucking clothes", Shia said.

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