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Alan Cumming: Shia LaBeouf was ‘messed up’ when he grabbed me for being ‘too sexy’

Nick Duffy October 22, 2014

Alan Cumming has reacted to Shia LaBeouf’s claim that he was only arrested in a New York theatre because Cumming is too “sexy”.

The Transformers star was arrested for disorderly conduct in a theatre in June, after allegedly disrupting a performance of Cabaret – in which bisexual actor Alan Cumming stars as the Emcee – and referring to a police officer as a “fag”.

LaBeouf had claimed last week: “Alan Cumming walks past me and all I’m thinking about are his leather pants and him winking at me, and he walks past me and I give him a slap on the ass cause I think he deserves it, and he’s seducing me, I mean he’s the sexiest man I’ve ever seen.

“And I just don’t slap and slap but I slapped and grabbed him. I grabbed the whole cheek cause I wanted the party right here in my pants.”

Speaking to Conan O’Brien this week, Cumming addressed the actor’s claims directly.

He said: “I think he was just really messed up. He didn’t apologise, but he explained it last week – I thought that was a very good thing.

“He was wasted, from the second he walked into the theatre, so there was an atmosphere of everyone freaking out, because he seemed to be a crazy person.

“He grabbed me… during the show I walk into the audience, and as I walked past him, he whacked me. [Audience gasps] I know!

“We’ve all done things where we’ve been out of it, and not everyone has to deal with it on such a worldwide scale.

“He made a very good recovery, and he did say that the reason he did it was I was the sexiest man he’d ever seen, so there’s that.”

More: Alan Cumming, arrest, cabaret, Cumming, grab, sexy, shia labeouf, US

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