Shia LaBeouf enters rehab after calling police officer ‘fag’

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US actor Shia LaBeouf has entered rehab just days after reportedly hurling homophobic abuse at police.

X17online reports the actor was yesterday photographed entering a treatment facility in Hollywood. He was carrying the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Blue Book, according to a photographer.

Last week the 28-year-old Transformers star screamed at officers:

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Shia LeBeouf calls police officer ‘f*g’ during ‘Cabaret’ theatre arrest

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Actor Shia LaBeouf reportedly hurled an anti-gay slur at a police officer, after being arrested for disorderly conduct in a Broadway theatre.

LaBeouf was led away from Studio 54 theatre in handcuffs last night, after allegedly disrupting a performance of Cabaret by slapping audience members and smoking.

According to the New York Post, the 28-year-old Transformers star screamed at officers: “Fuck you. I’ll fuck you up”, while later labelling the officer taking his fingerprints a “fag”.

LaBeouf has in recent months become known for his surreal public outbursts, following accusations of plagiarism last year.

Cabaret cast member Danny Burstein wrote on Facebook after the incident: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call for Act II. Also, to let you know, Shia LaBeouf has just been escorted from the building in handcuffs.”

LaBeouf faces charges of criminal trespass, harassment and disorderly conduct.

The show currently features openly gay Scottish actor Alan Cumming in the role of the Emcee.

Cumming married his partner Grant Shaffer in New York two years ago, after the pair entered into a civil partnership in the UK.

Actor Jonah Hill earlier this month offered a “sincere apology”, after video emerged online of him calling a photographer a “faggot”.

He said: “Words can be really destructive. This kind of defamatory language can have a profound effect on someone who’s questioning their sexuality. and it’s never okay to use that kind of language.

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US: Officer suspended from active duty after violent Pittsburgh pride arrest

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A police officer has been suspended from active duty, after a clip of a violent arrest at Pittsburgh Pride surfaced online.

The clip showed police officer Souroth Chatterji grabbing Ariel Lawther, who was wearing rainbow clothing, by the head and punching her, before restraining her in front of the crowd.

The incident took place at Pittsburgh pride on Sunday afternoon, and the officer has been placed on desk duty for a month while the arrest is investigated.

According to Chatterji’s report, Lawther had been engaged in a conflict with Eric Moure, who is believed to have been protesting the pride event.

Chatterji claims that Lawther “struck him repeatedly” before the arrest shown in the clip, adding: “I punched Lawther in the left abdomen several times to distract her enough so I could handcuff her”.

His report also claimed he had spoken to Lawther half an hour before the arrest, asking her not to be “physically offensive” towards the demonstrators.

Ariel Lawther, of Harmony, was charged with aggravated assault against the officer, and simple assault against the other man.

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto said the city “won’t look the other way when incidents like this happen”, and confirmed the officer will remain on restricted duty during the internal investigation.

The Delta Foundation, which supports the pride, said: “We are pleased that Mayor Bill Peduto has issued a full investigation into the matter that occurred between the City of Pittsburgh police officer and Ariel Lawther.

“It is our understanding that Ms. Lawther has been released from jail and we are currently in the process of reaching out to her to see if there’s anything the Delta Foundation can do for her.

“In the meantime, we have contacted U.S. Attorney General David Hickton’s office to also inform them of the incident and launch a potential hate crime investigation.”

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