Shia LaBeouf’s Dad is a Convicted Sex Offender

If you ever need a quick answer to the burning question “Why on Earth can’t Shia LaBeouf get his shit together?” — just take a look at the man who raised him.

That should clear things up in a hurry.

While Shia LaBeouf tries to mend his bad boy image, reports have emerged that his father is a convicted sex offender. Beacon of Truth Star Magazine (Insert Eye-Rolling Here…)Shia’s dad, Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, did jail time between 1981 and 1983 after being convicted of attempted rape. Tabloid tattles got wind of Jeffrey’s conviction through the Megan’s Law Website, which lists sex offenders across America. The elder LaBeouf was also charged with kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon the same year as the sexual assault charge.

The actor has been vocal about his father’s violent tendencies. In 2007, the actor alleged his dad once pointed a gun to his head, while the Vietnam veteran was having a war flashback. Shia also said his father often abused drugs during his youth.

The sex crimes discovery comes only a week after Shia, 25, got into a violent brawl with another patron after a outside a pub in Vancouver. In February, Shia was involved in another altercation with a patron outside a Los Angeles bar — prompting friends of the former Even Stevens star to suggest that he check in to rehabilitation for treatment of alcoholism.