LaBeouf, who was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in Georgia, called a police officer a "dumb f-" and "stupid b-", according to police body-cam footage obtained and published by TMZ.
LaBeouf had been in Savannah in July of 2017 to film his upcoming movie The Peanut Butter Falcon when the 31-year-old Transformers star was arrested.
Before going to rehab, LaBeouf said he met someone who helped make him think about his life differently and put him in a better direction. Video of his exchange with officers hit the web and revealed LaBeouf spouting comments like, "You're going to hell, straight to hell".
Still, LaBeouf says he's since reached out to the fellow controversial star.
To his credit, LaBeouf pulled no punches on himself in his Esquire interview, confessing his drunken outbursts were nothing to be proud of.
"What went on in Georgia was mortifying", he began. "White privilege and desperation and disaster", LaBeouf said. "It came from a place of self-centered delusion", he told Esquire. "He goes to the money and pushes to try to get me in the movie, the money says no, and that's the end of me hanging out with Spike Lee for this film".
He candidly added, "I f-ked up".
"I'm a buffoon", LaBeouf continued.
He said: 'My public outbursts are failures. "They're not strategic. They're a struggling motherf**ker showing his a** in front of the world". "Around the same time, I took my mother to his concert..."
In a self-reflective interview that spanned from his conception to the most recent events in his life, LaBeouf talked about some of his highlights, past traumas, and regrets, along with some opportunities he passed on - including The Social Network. Some guy bumped into my mother's auto with his vehicle in a parking lot, and my head went right to "You need to avenge your mother!" "The truth is, in my desperation, I lost the plot". I've always thought somebody was coming in. When I brought her backstage, he was a f**king sweetheart to her. And it just felt fair. So I went after the dude with a knife'.
And then things got racial, as LaBeouf declared, "You got a president who don't give a sh- about you, you're stuck in a police force that don't give a f- about you and you want to arrest white people who give a f-, who ask for cigarettes?" "He took all my fucking clothes".