Actor Shia LaBeouf has apologized for what he calls a "disrespectful" rant against Savannah law enforcement officers during his arrest here last week on public drunkenness and disorderly behavior charges. The rant included odd racial references, including references to interracial porn.
Speaking to an African American Sheriff's Deputy while being booked at the Chatham County Detention Center, LaBeouf says "that's savage as f***, man."
When the deputy asks why, LaBeouf replies, "'Cause you're a black man."
When LaBeouf says the police are racist, a deputy calmly replies, "How are we being racist?"
LaBeouf says, "'Cause you got me in here on a f***in' hole from a black man who arrested me for being white in a city that don't have nothing to do with none of it. I was sitting there having a cigarette, asking three black people to have a cigarette, motherf***er wants to call me a f***in' racist."
While being arrested downtown earlier, LaBeouf was also abusive toward officers.
"I'm a f***in' American, I pay my taxes, so get this sh** off my f***in' arms," he says while handcuffed in the police car.
"You got a president who don't give a f*** about you. You got a police department who don't give a f*** about you. So you want to arrest white people who give a f***? For a cigarette? I came up to you trying to be nice, you stupid bitch... I got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with, you stupid bitch."
In a statement after the incident, LaBeouf wrote, "I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it... My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst.... It is a new low. A low I hope is a bottom... I have been struggling with addiction publicly for too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes."
Sources say LaBeouf is back on the set of the movie he is filming here.