Shia LaBeouf slapped with a $5 mil­lion law­suit

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Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Shia LaBeouf (left), is in le­gal trou­ble. Ac­cord­ing to the court doc­u­ments ob­tained by The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, last month, LaBeouf, 30, who was ac­com­pa­nied by his wife Mia Goth, got into a loud ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion at a Los An­ge­les Deli, af­ter a bar­tender re­fused to serve LaBeouf and Goth a drink, al­legedly be­cause they were al­ready too in­tox­i­cated.

Now, a month later, the bar­tender, David Bern­stein, has filed doc­u­ments at the Los An­ge­les Su­pe­rior Court su­ing for defama­tion, slan­der, and as­sault; seek­ing dam­ages of 5 mil­lion USD (`32,31,37,500). How­ever, LaBeouf ’s at­tor­ney, Brian Wolf, claims the law­suit to be friv­o­lous, say­ing, “The re­cent law­suit filed against Shia is base­less. State­ments at­trib­uted to Shia ... do not re­motely con­sti­tute ‘defama­tion’. The case is lit­tle more than an ef­fort to ha­rass our client. We will vig­or­ously de­fend and seek dis­missal of this friv­o­lous ac­tion.”

In a video of the al­ter­ca­tion ob­tained by TMZ, LaBeouf is heard yelling “f***ing racist b**ch” at Bern­stein. This law­suit fol­lows LaBeouf ’s Jan­uary ar­rest in New York City, where he was charged with mis­de­meanor as­sault and a ha­rass­ment vi­o­la­tion, for al­legedly at­tack­ing a 25-yearold man at a protest against Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. The video of the in­ci­dent was put on­line.

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