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Shia LeBeouf: Bar Fight After Gay Slur

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Shia LeBeouf's Friday night didn't end quite as planned.

The surly star was briefly handcuffed outside of a Mad Bull Tavern in Los Angeles early Saturday morning after his involvement in a fight with another patron, a story first reported by Hollyscoop.com. And according to RadarOnline.com, the fight happened after the other customer used a gay slur against the actor.

"The guy was laughing at Shia and called Shia 'a f**king fagot'. Shia shot back that he was going to 'kick his f**king ass,'" an eyewitness told the site. "Shia then lunged but the other guy got the first punch in. He hit Shia hard in the face and split his lip."

Police were called -- they were conveniently in the neighborhood -- and both fighters were handcuffed. Neither wanted to press charges, so they were released into the night.

Though a bit different in nature, this is just the latest run-in with the law for LeBeouf, though he's managed to keep his nose clean of late. In 2007, he was arrested for drunken trespassing in a Walgreens; in 2008, he was both arrested for illegally smoking and, later in the year, was arrested for seeming impaired and refusing a breathalyzer after a car crash that crushed his hand -- though managed to escape DUI charges.

LeBeouf has admitted to being an alcoholic from a difficult childhood, though it hasn't stopped him from headlining 'Transformers' movies that crushed box office competition. His most recent film was the fall's 'Wall Street 2.'

For more on the fight, click over to RadarOnline.com.

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