FKA twigs Accusing Ex-Boyfriend Shia LaBeouf Of Sexual Violence
Singer FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend ActorShia, accusing him of sexual beating and psychological abuse.
The 32-year-old singer FKA twigs filed a lawsuit today, December 11, 2020, against her ex-boyfriend, actor Shia Labeouf , 34, accusing him of sexual beating, which caused her psychological harm and she is still suffering.
This news sparked a wave of controversy on social media sites, especially Twitter, which was fueled by great controversy and conflicting opinions about the issue.
FKA twigs said in the lawsuit that they were returning from the desert, where Shia had “raged” throughout the trip. The Magdalene artist said in the lawsuit that after she “begged” to be let out of the car, Shia pulled over at a gas station, where she took her bags out of the car. She claims that the Even Stevens alum stopped her and allegedly assaulted her, throwing her against the car while screaming in her face. He forced her back into the car before driving off again.
According to The New York Times, FKA twigs accuses her ex-boyfriend of “relentless abuse,” including sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.
Their relationship, which began in 2018 after they wrapped Shia’s film Honey Boy, lasted less than one year. During that time, FKA claims Shia repeatedly abused her physically, emotionally, and mentally. Her aim in coming forward, she told The New York Times, was to explain how even someone with fame, money, and a strong network of support could be victim to an abusive relationship.
“I’d like to be able to raise awareness on the tactics that abusers use to control you and take away your agency,” FKA said.
Shia responded to the FKA allegations
Shia responded to the allegations in an email to The New York Times. “I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel,” the Transformers star wrote. “I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”
Another ex-girlfriend of Shia, stylist Karolyn Pho, also describes similar instances of abuse during their relationship in the lawsuit. Shia responded to The New York Times in a separate email and said that “many of these allegations are not true,” but that he owes FKA and Karolyn “the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done.” He added that he’s “a sober member of a 12-step program” and in therapy.“I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism,” he stated, “but I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way.”
KA’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, told HollywoodLife in a statement: Shia LaBoeuf has abused Ms. Barnett, Ms. Pho, and others. We tried to resolve this matter privately on the condition that Mr. LaBeouf agree to receive meaningful and consistent psychological treatment. Since he was unwilling to agree to get appropriate help, Ms. Barnett filed this suit to prevent others from unknowingly suffering similar abuse by him.”
Are FKA allegations for money?
In the lawsuit, FKA indicates that she plans to donate a large portion of any monetary damages to charities that help victims of domestic violence. “It was actually very expensive, and a massive undertaking of time and resources, to get out” of the relationship, she said. “What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life,” she said. “I don’t think people would ever think that it would happen to me. But I think that’s the thing. It can happen to anybody.”