Aug. 26, 2022 – LaBeouf has been open about his history in rehab and has been arrested multiple times in relation to alcohol, including in October 2015 for public intoxication.  While in rehab, he attended therapy sessions and was told that writing was a great way to get through his childhood trauma. He ended up writing the script for Honey Boy, based on his childhood and his turbulent relationship with his father.

Aside from his arrests and struggles with addiction, LaBeouf is also currently embroiled in a court battle with ex FKA Twigs, who filed a lawsuit against him in December 2020. The singer, 34, accused the actor of “relentless abuse” in court documents.  Although he knew it would be hard to redeem himself in the public eye, the actor was trying to “learn from my mistakes,” he told Esquire for the magazine’s April 2018 issue.

“I’ve got to look at my failures in the face for a while. I need to take ownership of my s— and clean up my side of the street a bit before I can go out there and work again, so I’m trying to stay creative and learn from my mistakes,” the actor explained, adding, “The truth is, in my desperation, I lost the plot.”