Elsewhere in the interview, LaBeouf explained how allegations of abuse made against him in the recent years led to an estrangement with his mother, who he described as “embarrassed beyond all imagination” when the claims surfaced. The news was “like, “I’ve being abusive to women. I’m shooting dogs. I’ve been willing to give STDs to women.” He called the allegations “depraved.”

However, according to LaBeouf, he was able to reconnect with his mom after finding “peace” through prayer and his studies at the monastery. It was the sight of other sinners than what I could comprehend being found in Christ who made it possible for me to feel “Oh, that gives us hope,” he said. Hearing about the experiences of depraved individuals who found their way through this made it feel as if I were allowed to.