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Shia LaBeouf ‘leaving all public life’ after plagiarism scandal

Shia LaBeouf ‘leaving all public life’ after plagiarism scandal

HE'S DONE: Shia LaBeouf says he's leaving the limelight. Photo: Associated Press

Shia LaBeouf has revealed plans to retire following accusations he plagiarized a graphic novel in a short film he directed.

“The Transformers” star became embroiled in controversy following accusations that he based his movie, “Howard Cantour,” on a book called “Justin M. Damiano” by Daniel Clowes.

Following the allegations, the actor offered a series of public apologies to the author through Twitter.com and even hired a skywriting plane in Los Angeles to spell out his regret.

But the apologies did not succeed in appeasing Clowes’ lawyers, who have since threatened the actor with legal action.

Now, in the latest twist in the saga, LaBeouf took to Twitter.com on Friday to claim his “artistic integrity” has been attacked and as a result he has decided to turn his back on his career.

In a series of posts, LaBeouf writes of his impending retirement and thanks his fans

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