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Celebrity Troll Shia LaBeouf Tweets Lawyer's Demand He Stop Plagiarizing

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Shia LaBeouf's motto might as well be "can't stop, won't stop." The actor (who just seems to love shouting out his feelings on social media) posted on Twitter the cease and desist letter from Daniel Clowes' attorney in the bizarre, ongoing plagiarism saga.

He posted on Twitter the legal brief, allegedly sent to LaBeouf's lawyer by Clowes' attorney, Michael J. Kump. Kump wrote, "your client is out of control" in the letter:

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Since mid-December, the Transformers actor has been tweeting his apologies to Clowes and also sarcastic remarks about plagiarism after being accused of stealing text and ideas from the graphic artist's work in his HowardCantour.com short film. Bloggers have also found that LaBeouf has been lifting word-for-word excerpts and ideas from other folks in his other works.

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Apparently, as of Tuesday evening, no official lawsuit has been filed, according to Variety. However, the cease and desist letter is referring to another plagiarism accusation—this tweet to be exact:

LaBeouf seems to be trolling the Twitterverse and Clowes. Daniel Boring is another well-known graphic novel from Clowes, and Kump argues that the "its like Fassbinder meets half-baked Nabokov on Gilligan's Island" description is a "direct rip-off" from an interview Clowes had done in describing his work.

This comes just a week after LaBeouf resorted to skywriting over the L.A. skies to apologize to graphic artist Clowes, ignoring the fact Clowes lives in Oakland.

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Kump added that they have been waiting since Dec. 27 to "hear how Mr. LaBeouf intends to make things right." Guess they're not Even Stevens yet.

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