Shia LaBeouf gets candid for the first time about 'life-changing' 2017 arrest: 'I f---ed up'

Actor Shia LaBeouf knows full well he messed up back in 2017 and he's finally ready to talk about his disturbing actions.

Brittany King

Shia LaBeouf "is ready to talk about it."

The 31-year-old actor has finally given his first interview since his infamous 2017 arrest for racially charged, expletive-laced disorderly conduct in Savannah, Georgia. Speaking with Esquire, LaBeouf opened up about how "mortifying" the arrest was and takes full responsibility for his awful actions.

What went on in Georgia was mortifying. White privilege and desperation and disaster.

"What went on in Georgia was mortifying," the Transformers star told the outlet. "White privilege and desperation and disaster... It came from a place of self-centered delusion... It was me trying to absolve myself of guilt for getting arrested."

LaBeouf continued by admitting, "I f---ed up."

It all went down in July of 2017 when the actor was in Savannah, Georgie, filming his upcoming movie The Peanut Butter Falcon. LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstruction, and public drunkenness.

A police officer's body camera captured a video of him being taken into custody but not without incident. The former Disney star was caught on film saying, "You're going to hell, straight to hell," and told one officer they were "especially" going to hell, "because he's a black man."