Shia LaBeouf is finally speaking out about the strange circumstances surrounding his ‘Cabaret’ arrest, and if you believe his story, we’ve got a bridge we’d like to sell you! Watch him explain on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ — it’s the most bizarre thing you’ll see all week!
Shia LaBeouf, 28, was arrested back in June for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass for being loud and disruptive during a live Broadway performance of Cabaret. On the Oct. 13 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Shia finally told his side of the story — and why he felt the burning desire to grab Alan Cummings‘ butt. (Besides the obvious reasons, of course.) His story sounds a little far-fetched, but it’s a total must-watch. Check out the video!
Shia LaBeouf’s Arrest: He Explains Why He Grabbed Alan Cummings’ Ass — Watch
As Shia spins his yarn, he does not understate how drunk he was. As he told Jimmy Kimmel, 46, he had just come back from Ireland where he had been drinking whiskey basically all the time. When he landed in New York, it was the World Cup, “and you drink a lot of whiskey during the World Cup.” (True.)
As he got more and more wasted inside a Manhattan bar, Shia went outside for a cigarette where he met a homeless marine. “This woman runs up and starts taking pictures of me with her cell phone and it trips him out, and I’m like three sheets to the wind, and I can’t really calm him down.
“He starts running down the road after like 30 minutes of conversation. So, I start running after him, and I’m trying to calm this homeless man in the middle of Times Square, and he wants nothing to do with me, but I’m not giving up.
“I chase him for a while, I’m trying to calm him down, ‘Hey, it’s just me, we were just talking! Relax!’”
The homeless man eventually got away (or Shia just gave up), and a fan of Shia’s went up to him and invited him to a performance of Cabaret, where he was dancing in the chorus. “I’m really good and drunk at this point,” Shia says, so it seemed like a fun thing to do.
He elaborates more on his drunkenness and how much more he had to drink at the theater before moving on to Alan Cummings’ butt:
“Alan Cumming walks past me and … all I’m thinking about is the leather pants and him winking at me. He walks past so I give him a slap on the ass, because I think he deserves it! He’s the sexiest man I’ve ever seen.
“I don’t just slap it slap it. I grabbed him — like, I grabbed a whole cheek because I wanted the party right here in my pants. I wanted the whole party.”
Shia goes on (and on), so watch the video for the whole story. It’s a real roller coaster ride, let me tell you.
Shia LaBeouf Arrested In June For Disorderly Conduct
The story surrounding his arrest was basically as he told it: Shia got rip-roaring drunk, chased around a homeless man, and then got arrested outside Cabaret after he was reported for being loud, for smoking, and for his general drunkenness.
And yes, he was also spotted feeding fruit to old biddies, so it makes sense for him to include that in his totally true story.
To hear Shia tell it, he was just a harmlessly drunk bystander to his own life and it was all just one crazy misunderstanding.
So, tell us, HollywoodLifers: you buying this?
— Amanda Michelle Steiner