Shia LaBeouf isn’t backing down from a struggle he had with a bartender over 5 months in the past.
Now that he’s being sued by the barkeep for calling him a “f**king racist b*tch” again in April, the actor is defending his drunken tirade and claiming he has the appropriate to name folks names.
In authorized paperwork filed by his lawyer in response to the slander lawsuit, Shia argues his remark could be “obnoxious and vulgar, but it surely’s not defamatory.”
Shia, who witnesses stated appeared drunk, went off on the bartender for not serving him French fries — which appeared like an act of racism to Shia. As he put it that evening, “You f**ked up!!”
In his docs, Shia says the bartender’s lawsuit — which seeks $5 million — needs to be dismissed as a result of he was merely expressing his opinion, and his proper to free speech permits him to take action.
Watch a video of the explosive struggle over at TMZ…