Shia LaBeouf Charges Dropped In “He Will Not Divide Us” Assault Arrest
Shia LaBeouf was arrested in January for allegedly assaulting another man at his “He Will Not Divide Us” protest in New York City, but the charges have now been dropped due to a lack of evidence.
As Gossip Cop reported, LaBeouf got into a fight with another Donald Trump protester outside of the Museum of the Moving Image earlier this year, reportedly pushing and scratching the unidentified 25-year-old male. The man had visible injuries, but refused medical attention, and LaBeouf was arrested over the incident. Shortly after he was locked up, #FreeShia” became a trending topic on Twitter.
LaBeouf had been facing misdemeanor assault and harassment charges, but according to TMZ, the charges have been dismissed because it isn’t clear from the footage that the actor committed a crime. He was scheduled to appear in court next week, but that’s now been cancelled.
The actor’s anti-Trump art project, which invited the public to repeat “he will not divide us” into a live webcam, was shut down less than a month after its installation due to repeated acts of vandalism and violence. The protest was subsequently moved to three different locations, most recently to Liverpool, England, but was taken down each time due to safety concerns. As of now, there are no plans to reopen the “He Will Not Divide Us” project.