In a video posted to the Twitter feed for LaBeouf’s art project, it shows the moment that a man – purportedly the alleged victim – poses with the Transformers star and then says “Hitler did nothing wrong.” LaBeouf reacts by shoving him away. “He pulled another man’s scarf, causing a scratch to that man’s face,” a police spokesman said at the time. After the incident, which was posted online in its entirety, the New York Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the 30-year-old actor was taken into custody around 12:30 a.m. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. According to CNN, both charges were dismissed on Friday. “We are proud to be continuing the project at FACT, an arts centre at the heart of the community.”
Show Full Article “Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” the trio said in a statement on FACT’s website. LaBeouf was charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation in late January after he allegedly attacked a 25-year-old man during a protest against President Donald Trump. “Hey, why did you attack me?” the man asks. There were all these Nazis here, he came out and tried to protect us.”
Following his release, LaBeouf briefly returned to his art installation in Queens before he and his collaborators Rönkkö & Turner decided to relaunch the project overseas amid safety concerns. The assault charges against actor Shia LaBeouf have been dropped. near his art installation outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, he was released from police custody a short time later. The livestream protest has been moved to the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, U.K. In video from LaBeouf’s livestream, a supporter tells the camera, “Shia took a hit for us. “Also pushed that man … causing him to fall to the ground.”
The man refused medical attention and was “OK,” according to the NYPD.