Plagiarism row: Shia LaBeouf 'retires from public life'

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has announced that he plans to retire from public life after accusations that he plagiarised a short story for his directorial venture.

entertainment Updated: Jan 11, 2014 14:02 IST

Actor Shia LaBeouf has announced that he will retire from 'public life' after months of media scrutiny and internet backlash over a serious plagiarism charge.

The 27-year-old actor took to Twitter to announce his retirement, thanking his fans who supported him, Fox News reported.

Shia LeBeouf said in a Twitter update, "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."

The Nymphomaniac star was accused of using material from a Daniel Clowes comic for his short film, '', in December.

First Published: Jan 11, 2014 13:49 IST