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‘A new low’: Shia LaBeouf apologizes for racist, drunken rant as more police video emerges

Citing his addiction troubles, Shia LaBeouf issued a public apology Wednesday for his behavior following yet another alcohol-fueled run-in with the law.

Meanwhile, authorities released additional video footage of his racist, profanity-laden verbal attacks while in police custody last week.

TMZ had earlier obtained bodycam footage in which LaBeouf could be heard berating the Savannah, Georgia, police officers who arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and obstruction on July 8.

His racially-charged outburst went so far as to threaten an officer with gun violence.

“If I had my gun I’ll blow your s*** up,” LeBeouf says while in the back of the police cruiser.

The embattled actor posted an apology on his Twitter account in which he claimed to be “deeply ashamed” of his behavior, and expressed gratitude for the restraint shown by the officers who were the unlucky recipients of his drunken tirade.

LaBeouf acknowledged his “outright disrespect for authority” and called his outrageous behavior “a new low.”

He concluded by acknowledging his longtime battle with addiction.

“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.”

On the same day that LaBeouf issued his apology, TMZ published even more video of his racist and profane outbursts.

In one of the new videos, LaBeouf is seen on camera being fingerprinted at the Savannah police station. He tells one of the officers:

“You’re going to hell, straight to hell, brother…You especially, Deputy, that’s savage as f***, man.”

When an officer asks him “Why is that savage?,” LaBeouf replies, “Because you’re a black man.”

He then accuses the officers of being racist, rambling incoherently that he was arrested by a “black man for being white in a city that don’t have nothing to do with none of it.”

Ironically, LaBeouf threatens the validity of his arrest by telling officers “I had cameras there, that’s the problem, I got videotape.”

A problem indeed, but seemingly for LaBeouf.

Yet another video published Wednesday by TMZ shows the actor verbally abusing a white officer by making vulgar and racist comments about his wife.

The Daily Mail reports that LaBeouf, who is free on bail, was seen back at work two days after his arrest on the Savannah set of the movie The Peanut Butter Falcon, which also stars Dakota Fanning and Bruce Dern.

LaBeouf has made headlines with apologies before; in fact, he named one of his performance art projects #IAMSORRY. For the 2014 installation, he sat motionless wearing a brown paper bag over his head with the message: “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.”

 

Photo: Associated Press