Also that year La Beouf was accused of plagiarizing a story by author Daniel Clowes for his own short film "Howard Cantour.com" which resulted in a stream of tweets that also borrowed from apologies made by other notable people, including Mark Zuckerberg.
Ultimately on New Year's Day, 2014, La Beouf arranged for a pilot to sky-write "I'm sorry Daniel Clowes." That week CNN reported that another publisher was considering taking legal action, accusing La Beouf's graphic novel , which involved CGI-ing the genitals of porn actors onto the two-part saga's more famous cast to show more graphic sexual activity.
He explained that the woman in question ran away, for those who were wondering why she wasn't arrested or otherwise detained. ""If I'd have stayed there, I would have killed her," La Beouf then told the small group of people he left the scene with in a car, which then took him to the airport." he tried to insist to the officers, according to court documents—and a rep for Liza Minnelli, who won an Oscar for playing Sally Bowles in the 1972 film, sent him a copy of the movie—so he'd know how it ended! News that, while he hadn't checked into rehab, he was voluntarily getting treatment for alcohol addiction."He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery," the rep said.It was no good, not just for me but her man as well."On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine's Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event—we were separated for five days, no communication.So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled through the line.That November he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and avoided both jail and probation because of the steps he'd taken to get help.In September 2014, perhaps to show off the new healthy leaf he had turned over, he ran at least 144 laps around the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, some with fans and some solo, calling it a #Metamarathon.The films were eventually met with mixed reviews, but La Beouf—who throughout reports of his peccadilloes was still holding his own as a fine young actor—had already lined up the World War II drama came out in October 2014, however, La Beouf embarked on his personal artistic blue period, where seemingly everything he did had a social statement attached to it, or at least he liked to think it did. Later that month he set up shop for five days at a gallery on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, where fans (and not-fans) waited in line for hours for a chance to face a silent La Beouf, again with a bag over his head, and try to provoke a reaction from him. Word on the street was that he was shedding a tear or two, and if made to cry he would lift up the bag to show you.He walked out of a press conference for during the Berlin Film Festival in February 2014, silently objecting to questions about all the sex scenes, and then at the film's premiere he dressed traditionally in a simple tuxedo, but put a paper bag on his head with holes cut out for his eyes and "I am not famous anymore" written in thick black marker. The exhibit, in collaboration with Finnish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, was called of a reputation, later explained that he had slapped star Alan Cumming's behind (he was reprising his Tony-winning role as Master of Ceremonies) and refused to put out a cigarette when asked. He was escorted out during intermission, so as to not further disrupt the show—"do you know who I am?!Then, in a shocking interview printed in the Winter 2014 issue of "One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me…" he said."There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick.