Shia LaBeouf is a familiar name and face in the entertainment industry as he is one of the most popular American actors and filmmakers. So who is Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf? Jeffrey is the father of the successful actor and filmmaker Shia. However, now his whole career seems to be turning upside down because his ex-girlfriend Tahliah Debrett Barnett who is professionally known as FKA twigs filed a charge against him for mental and physical abuse.
But as there is a saying, like father like son, Shia’s father Jeffrey has a criminal history of his own. Find out what criminal activities were Jeffrey involved in and other information about him in this article.
Shia said he got his negative gift from his father
Shia’s father Jeffrey seems to be a Vietnam veteran who has served in army forces. And Shia did not talk to his father for seven years but still, he always depend on Jeffrey for inspiration. He also often says that his father has a great influence on him.
Shia told to interviewmagazine in 2014, “The only thing my father gave me that was of any value is pain” he further said, “My dad is the key to most of my base emotions. My greatest and my worst memories are with my father, all my major trauma and major celebration came from him. It’s a negative gift. And I’m not ready to let go of it, because anger has a lot of power.”
Jeffrey was imprisoned for attempted rape
Shia has openly talked about his relationship with his father and he also openly talks about his father’s issues. Daily Mail stated in 2016 that Jeffrey was imprisoned by the Californian police for the attempted rape of a minor. This is an incident of 35 years ago in 1981.
He was imprisoned for around two years, he got released in 1983. Did he change after going to prison? no, he did not change at all because he tried to sexually harass an actress on the 2000 television show Even Stevens. Furthermore, he also assaulted a gay Disney executive after he gave a congratulatory hug to his son Shia.
According to the same publication, Jeffrey was living in Costa Rica near Montezuma, which is also a well-known destination for sex tourism. But before he started living there he used to live in California.
Moreover, Shia revealed that his father was a heroin addict and he also said that his father once pulled a gun on him. Because of this very reason why he owns and sleeps with a gun.
Jeffrey had no recollection of the attempted sexual assault
In 2019 a movie called ‘Honey Boy’ was released which was written by none other than Shia. Later Shia said that the movie was a love letter to his father Jeffrey. Talking about the movie Jeffrey said that he does not have any memory of attempted sexual assault for which he was put in jail.
He further said “He’s my honey boy, my money honey! [Laughs.] You betcha, I’m down here on my own dime, but if my dime should wash up, they’ll pick up the tab.”
He added “I’m not blaming my mistakes on anything, Nobody forced me to buy that fifth of Jack Daniels and half an ounce of cocaine and partake in those two substances so much that I was so f–ked up that I had no clue what I was doing. That’s all on me.”
Where is Jeffrey now?
According to the Daily Mail Jeffrey will soon be free to come to the United States from Costa Rica to fight the lawsuit of his son who was accused of mental and physical abuse by his ex-girlfriend FKA twigs. It seems that he will now be reunited with his son soon and stay by his side in California.
While accusing Shia twigs said, “Shia LaBeouf hurts women. He uses them. He abuses them, both physically and mentally. He is dangerous. For too long, LaBeouf has sought to excuse his reprehensible actions as the eccentricities of a free-thinking ‘artist.’ Even though his history of violent behavior was well-documented, many in the media have treated LaBeouf as a harmless figure of fun, which has helped enable him to perpetuate his cycle of abuse of women over the years. There is nothing funny about the exploitation of and battering of women.”