Shia LaBeouf Off The Hook After Attacking A Guy At His Trump Protest
Shia LaBeouf will not appear in court next week to face assault charges after attacking a guy at his President Donald Trump’s art protest exhibit.
On Friday, TMZ reports that charges have been dropped against the 30-year-old actor for lack of evidence after he got into it with a Trump supporter outside of his “He will not divide us” art exhibit when it was set up in New York in January. (RELATED: Shia LaBeouf Cuffed By The Cops At His Own Art Exhibit)
Sources close to the case told the outlet that assault and harassment charges against the actor were dropped after authorities were unable to find enough evidence to prove an actual crime took place between the two men. (RELATED: Shia Gets Divided From Latest ‘Art’ Project)
The protest exhibit — involving a camera attached to a wall with the words “He Will Not Divide Us” on it — has been a major security problem. After the alleged altercation, the actor moved the exhibit from New York to New Mexico.
The NYC museum says it turned off the camera because it had become a “flash point for violence,” according to another TMZ report.
The performance art exhibit that was set up outside the El Rey Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was attacked only days after it was relocated when the camera lens was covered up with red spray paint, according to another report.
Shortly, after the vandal attack in New Mexico the actor moved the exhibit overseas to Liverpool, United Kingdom. The live-stream video was up for 24 hours before vandals struck and the webcam was taken down again. No word as to when it will be back up.
Update:This story has been updated to reflect that the the live-stream video went dark a day after it went up in Liverpool and remains dark at this time, with no word on when it will be up again.