Megan Fox defends Shia LaBeouf: "He's perfectly fine"

Shia LaBeouf and actress Megan Fox arrive at the premiere of "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen" on June 22, 2009, in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Though plenty of Shia LaBeouf's fans began to worry about the 28-year-old actor after he seemingly suffered a string of public meltdowns -- including getting arrested in June at a Broadway performance of Cabaret for "disruptive behavior" -- according to his Transformers co-star Megan Fox, 28, there's nothing to be concerned about.

"I'm not worried about Shia," she recently told New York Daily News. "I love my Shia. He's perfectly fine. I haven't talked to him in a couple of years, but I don't worry about him."

She also spoke about his talent, calling the troubled actor "brilliant."

"He's a brilliant kid, talented and funny. ... There's no reason to worry."

LaBeouf was charged with two counts of trespassing, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of harassment in the second degree for his Cabaret outburst in late June.

Last December, he was hit with a plagiarism scandal after making a short film that bore a lot of similarities with a graphic novella by Daniel Clowes, and in January, he announced that he was "retiring from all public life."

But Fox is not the only Hollywood star to come to Shia's defense after his increasingly bizarre behavior.

In July, fellow controversial actor Mel Gibson expressed some sympathy for him.

"When I see somebody like Shia LaBeouf with the bag on his head and stuff, my heart goes out to the poor guy. I think he's suffering in some way, or why would he do that?" he told IndieWire. "And it's easy to point the finger at him and say that he's this, that, or the other, and it's easy to judge. But I'm sure he's going through some kind of personal, very painful, cathartic thing that he has to exorcise and get out there. He'll probably play it out and come back ... He'll be all right."

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