Three months after he was arrested for interrupting a Broadway performance of "Cabaret" at Studio 54 in New York, Shia LaBeouf was in a New York courtroom on Wednesday (September 10) to enter a guilty plea to charges of disorderly conduct.
According to CBS 2, LaBeouf, 28, entered the plea as part of a deal that spared him jail time and included the dropping of a charge of criminal trespassing. LaBeouf was attending the performance, which starred Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, on June 24 when he lit up a cigarette and started yelling at the actors onstage and swearing at security guards as he was escorted out of the theater. He also allegedly spat at officers as they were escorting him away.
The "Transformers" actor was sentenced to six months of outpatient alcohol rehab and ordered to obey all laws for the next six months; he's already reportedly completed three months of rehab. If he complies with the judge's orders fully, he can withdraw the guilty plea and the case will be dismissed. If not, the judge told him that he faces up to 15 days in jail.
"Are you pleading guilty because you are guilty?" Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Diana Boyar asked the star, according to People. "Yes, your honor," LaBeouf replied. Assistant District Attorney Alyssa Russell told Boyar that prosecutors agreed to the plea deal because "the defendant has been in continuous treatment" since his arrest.
"We appreciate the thoughtfulness of the resolution of the matter by the district attorney’s office," said LaBeouf’s attorney, Robert Gage.
LaBeouf is due back in court on November 12.