Shia LaBeouf: Gov’t Spying Warning Five Years Ago (+Video)

June 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Actor Shia LaBeouf made references to the government spying on him data five years ago–before it was leaked that the National Security Agency (NSA) was monitoring telephone records for millions of Americans.

He described his experience speaking with an FBI consultant several years ago on the “Tonight Show.”

The Atlantic Wire dredged up a 2008 YouTube clip of LaBeouf saying that the government is spying on him and ordinary Americans.

LaBeouf claimed that “one in five phone calls that you make are recorded and logged” before he said an FBI consultant played back a phone call from two years ago.

“It’s extremely creepy,” he told host Jay Leno.

Edward Snowden, who admitted to leaking the trove of NSA data, reportedly left the Hong Kong hotel where he was staying on Monday, according to reports.

“I’m willing to sacrifice all of that because I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building,” he said in a video posting.