AceShowbiz - Shia LaBeouf may now breathe a little easier. "The Peanut Butter Falcon" star, who was charged with battery and petty theft in October 2020 stemming from an altercation with a man months prior, reportedly could get his charges dropped on several conditions.
The 34-year-old actor made a court appearance on Thursday, May 27 and was placed into a judicial diversion program, according to TMZ. It means that if he sticks to the requirements, his misdemeanor charges will be dismissed.
The outlet claimed that Shia has been ordered to "attend private therapy for anger management at least once a week, continue with his alcohol monitoring, no attempts to use or obtain a weapon and no attempts to use force or violence" for the next 12 months. Additionally, he must keep 100 yards away from the man he had the fight with, as well as the place where the brawl occurred.
The court reportedly will check in on Shia's progress in three months. If he can stay out of trouble for the next year, the charges will be dismissed. If not, the James Lort depicter in "Honey Boy" could potentially face jail time.
The incident took place back in June 2020 in Los Angeles. Police sources told TMZ that Shia and a man were first caught in a verbal altercation before it turned physical. Once the fight was over, Sia allegedly stole the man's hat and ran away from the scene. The unidentified man then filed a police report, which led to cops determining Shia as the aggressor.
This was not the first time Shia had a run-in with the law. In 2014, he was arrested in New York City for disorderly conduct that led him to seek treatment for alcoholism. Later in 2017, he was booked in Georgia for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstruction.