Shia LaBeouf’s assault charges dropped
Assault and harassment charges against Shia LaBeouf have been dropped.
The ‘Nymphomaniac’ actor was taken into custody by police following an alleged scuffle with a man at his ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ livestream anti-Donald Trump protest in New York in January but he will not face further action.
TMZ reports that there was not enough evidence to prove that a crime occurred when Shia faced off with another protester.
Police previously claimed that the ‘American Honey’ star ripped the scarf off a 25-year-old man who interfered with the ongoing demonstration at the Museum of Moving Image, scratched his face and pushed him to the ground.
Shia was due to appear in court over the alleged incident on April 7 but that has now been called off.
The ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ art installation was created by Shia along with artists Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, with the intention that the live stream would run throughout President Trump’s time in office.
Veteran actor Jon Voight previously described Shia’s proposed four-year protest as "treason".
The ‘Ray Donovan’ star has been a vocal supporter of the controversial new president and singled out the ‘Fury’ star and singer Miley Cyrus – who attended the Women’s March in Los Angeles earlier this year- for not setting a good example.
He said: "When you see the young people like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus, they have a lot of followers, young people are looking at them and what are they teaching?
"They’re teaching treason, they’re teaching going up against the government, not accepting the will of the people on this Presidency and it’s a very sad day when I see this."