Shia LaBeouf Ordered to Go to Therapy To Drop Charges in Battery and Theft Case

Shia LaBeouf Charged with Battery and Petty Theft After Allegedly Using Violence Against Man in June

Shia LaBeouf is in trouble with the law once again, the Transformers star has been ordered by a judge to undertake therapy and anger management due to his theft and battery case. The judge has ordered the actor a 12 months diversion program.

E! Online, obtained documents from the court about the incident that occurred in June where LaBeouf was involved in misdemeanor battery and theft. As per E! Online, he appeared in court this Thursday where a complete outline of the program was provided to him. If he finishes the diversion program successfully there are chances that the charges against him could be dropped.

The terms of the diversion program are as follows:

  • Therapy once a week.
  • Anger management once a week.
  • Wearing a Soberlink device to keep a check on alcohol.
  • Random alcohol testing.
  • Attending a 12-step sobriety program.
  • Not indulging in any kind of violence or force.
  • Not possessing any weapons.
  • Staying 100 yards away from the victim.
  • Not contacting the victim.
  • Staying 100 yards away from the site of confrontation.

These details were revealed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s spokesperson to E! Online.

The actor is charged with one count of misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor battery, as per a report obtained by PEOPLE earlier this year in October.

In an incident in Los Angeles on June 12, LaBeouf allegedly used force and violence against Tyler Murphy, the complaint said. LaBeouf also presumably took Murphy’s hat.

LaBeouf is also facing another lawsuit as ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs sued him. She claims that the actor had physically and sexually assaulted and battered her, including knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted disease. She also claimed that there were countless instances where LaBeouf would physically abuse her.

Shia LaBeouf Ordered by Judge to Attend Therapy and Anger Management Amid Battery and Theft Case

However, the actor’s legal representatives have denied all of these claims also stating that LaBeouf never caused her any injuries or damages of any sort. In fact, his legal team defended the actor claiming that the sexual battery claims should be dismissed as none of the alleged acts were based on sex and/or the conduct was not of a sexual nature.

Twigs described in a New York Times interview the reason behind why she sued LaBeouf, the director of her film Honey Boy.

What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life,” she said. “I don’t think people would ever think that it would happen to me. But I think that’s the thing. It can happen to anybody.

As these allegations came to public light, LaBeouf has been fired from the drama feature “Don’t Worry Darling” by Olivia Wilde replacing him with Harry Styles. Netflix also removed his name from the awards campaign site for the film, Pieces of a Woman by Vanessa Kirby.

This isn’t the first time that LaBeouf has been in trouble, back in 2017 he was arrested on charges of being publicly intoxicated, indulging in disorderly conduct, and misbehaving with a woman who refused him a cigarette.

Another instance when the actor misbehaved was in 2014 when he interrupted a performance of Cabaret while being drunk. The actor was arrested outside studio 54, however, he volunteered to seek treatment for his intense alcohol addiction.

Shockingly enough, at the 2019 Hollywood Film Awards, the actor thanked the cop who arrested him in 2017 while he was on stage accepting the award for the best script.

I want to thank the police officer who arrested me in Georgia for changing my life,” he said. He went on to thank “my therapist and my sponsor for saving my life” and also extended his gratitude to his parents “for giving me life.

If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, you can contact a licensed crisis counselor by writing”Strength” on the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

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Mohid Moosani

Moosani is a night owl who is either binge watching his favorite shows or scribbling on his notebook writing short stories. Often showing up late at work and gulping down 6-7 cups of coffee is his usual practice.

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