Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf, who is best known for his leading role in Transformers, was arrested for drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction, and shouted racially-charged insults toward a police officer. The arrest took place in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday with LaBeouf reportedly telling a black police officer, “You’re going straight to hell, bro,” whilst also claiming that he was being arrested for being white. Even though LaBeouf claims to have been arrested for asking for a cigarette, police say he was using offensive language toward children and behaving disorderly.
In response to his arrest, the actor posted a public apology on Twitter, saying that he was deeply ashamed of his behaviour and admitted to struggling with addiction. He ultimately said that his addiction was the cause of his erratic behaviour and that he was, “Actively taking steps toward securing his sobriety.”
This is not the first time the actor has been arrested. In January, he was arrested over an argument regarding his art project #HeWillNotDivideUs, which was in response to Trump’s presidential win.
Unfortunately, this is not the first story about a Hollywood star battling an addiction. Many people have fallen victim to addiction and, as a result, are suffering the very harsh consequences of them.
At the UCKG HelpCentre, our Addiction Cleansing Therapy (ACT) meetings aim to help people who are faced with any type of addiction and want to be completely free from them. Held by former addict Roland Schlenker, these weekly meetings provide effective treatment to help those battling addiction. Many people who have attended these meetings have already seen positive results!
Are you or someone you know battling an addiction?
Come to our ACT meetings every Sunday at 4pm at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, 232 – 238 Seven Sisters Rd, N4 3NX and take your first steps to recovery.
If you would like more information regarding these meetings, please call our 24-hr helpline at 020 7686 6000.