New York County D.A. office tells TheWrap that the actor did not plead “guilty”
Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the “Transformer” movies and with Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” was released on his own recognizance after being charged with disorderly conduct and harassment, a spokesman for the New York County District Attorney’s Office told TheWrap on Friday.
LaBeouf, 28, was arraigned on five charges in the tiny, packed courtroom at Manhattan’s Midtown Community Court after being arrested on Thursday evening.
The actor did not plead guilty, according to the district attorney spokesperson, though it was not clear if he pleaded not guilty or did not enter a plea. Under New York law, defendants are not required to enter a plea at arraignment the spokesman said.
He was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, one count of trespass, one count of criminal trespass and harassment in the second degree.
As the disheveled-looking actor left the court alone wearing a bright blue T-shirt and baggy pants he was mobbed by waiting photographers and reporters.
LaBeouf was taken into police custody inside New York’s Studio 54 during a performance of the musical “Cabaret” after disturbing the performance and using obscene language.
He became belligerent when security guards asked him to leave, police said. Police were called and he was arrested and led out of the building.
LaBeouf is due back in court July 24.