Shia LaBeouf apologizes for racist rant: “I am deeply ashamed”

Actor Shia LaBeouf has apologized for his behavior during his arrest over the weekend.

The “Transformers” star posted the apology on Wednesday on Twitter account. “I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it,” his statement read.

LaBeouf was arrested on Saturday in Savannah, Georgia, and charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, according to police.

According to a police report, the actor flew into a rage when a passerby did not agree to give him a cigarette. “He became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present,” the police statement continues. “He was told to leave the area and refused, becoming aggressive toward the officer. When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, LaBeouf ran to a nearby hotel. LaBeouf was arrested in the hotel lobby, where his disorderly behavior continued.”

In a video obtained by TMZ, an irate LaBeouf tells one of the arresting officers, who is black, “You got a president that don’t give a fuck about you, and you’re stuck in a police force that doesn’t give a fuck about you. You want to arrest white people who give a fuck? Who ask for cigarettes?” Later he adds, “I’ve got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with, you stupid bitch.”

LaBeouf was released on a $7,000 bond.

In his statement the actor said, “I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint.”

My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst,” LaBeouf said. “It is a new low. A low I hope is bottom.”

“I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes,” he added.

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