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Shia LaBeouf Apologizes For Racist Rant During Public Drunkenness Arrest

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Jul. 13 2017, Updated 12:42 p.m. ET

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After Shia LaBeouf was arrested for public drunkenness in Savannah, Georgia, video surfaced of him making racist comments to the police officers. He's now apologizing for his behavior, saying he's hit "a low" that he hopes is "a bottom."

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"I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it," the actor wrote in a statement on Twitter. "I don't know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of my behavior is not lost on me."

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In the videos that surfaced after his arrest, LaBeouf can be heard telling one of the arresting police officers that he's going to hell because he's black.

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He then accuses the cops of being racist because "a black man arrested me for being white." To be clear, LaBeouf was arrested for public drunkenness, obstruction, and disorderly conduct.

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In his apology, LaBeouf called his "disrespect for authority" problematic at best, and "completely destructive" at worst. He went on to say that he's reached a "new low," that he hopes "is a bottom."

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In 2014, LaBeouf went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! after being arrested at a Broadway theater while drunkenly lighting up a cigarette during a performance of the musical Cabaret.

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The former Even Stevens star was also arrested for public intoxication in Texas in 2015 and got a DUI in California in 2008. In January this year, he was arrested in New York after fighting a guy at his own art exhibit.

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“I have been struggling with addiction publicly for too long," LaBeouf wrote, "and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes."

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