Actor Shia LaBeouf is "embarrassed" by a YouTube video that shows him using an anti-gay slur at a house party.
“The videotape that is currently being circulated is several years old and captures Shia playing a game among friends in which he uses a derogatory word toward a friend,” LaBeouf’s rep told E! Online. “He regrets having used the word in any capacity and is very embarrassed that this footage is being seen by anyone.”
The video came to light on Monday and showed the "Indiana Jones" star trying to provoke a friend during a slapping contest, E! Online reports.
Last year, LaBeouf was arrested in Chicago after refusing to leave a Walgreen's store. He faced charges of misdemeanor criminal, which were later dropped.
LaBeouf was separately cited in February for smoking where he shouldn't in Burbank, Calif., but a judge later dismissed the charge.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.