Singer FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Shia LaBeouf was bodily and emotionally abusive throughout their relationship from 2018 to 2019, saying her expertise was a part of a sample of terrorizing ladies for the 34-year-old actor.
“Shia LaBeouf hurts women,” the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court docket stated in its opening traces. “He uses them. He abuses them, both physically and mentally. He is dangerous.”
FKA twigs — a 32-year-old British singer and actor whose authorized identify is Tahliah Barnett — alleges within the lawsuit that LaBeouf left her in a relentless state of concern and humiliation, as soon as slammed her right into a automotive, tried to strangle her and knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted illness.
An e mail despatched to a consultant searching for remark from LaBeouf was not instantly returned, however in an email to the New York Times the actor stated: “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.”
The 2 met and have become a pair after Barnett was solid in Honey Boy, an autobiographical movie about LaBeouf’s upbringing as a toddler actor that portrayed his father as abusive however loving. Barnett had a supporting position alongside LaBeouf.
After what the lawsuit described as an early “charm offensive,” LaBeouf satisfied Barnett to maneuver in with him, resulting in what the lawsuit characterised as a “living nightmare.”
LaBeouf remoted FKA twigs from household and associates, demanding absolute fealty, and fixed verbal abuse led to a number of bodily assaults on her, the lawsuit claimed.
He was ferociously jealous of everybody from waiters she was well mannered with to her ex-fiance, actor Robert Pattinson, the lawsuit alleged.
On a Valentine’s Day getaway in 2019, FKA twigs awoke to LaBeouf choking her and he or she was paralyzed with concern, the lawsuit stated. He later drove wildly and threatened to crash his automotive if she did not profess everlasting love for him and he or she feared for her life, the lawsuit claimed.
When she tried to get out of the automotive and get away from her at a gasoline station, he slammed her in opposition to the automotive, tried to strangle her, and compelled her to get again in, the lawsuit stated.
When she was making an attempt to finish the connection and depart him the next month, he violently grabbed her and lifted her off the bottom as she was making an attempt to depart, in accordance with a housekeeper who witnessed the incident and was cited within the lawsuit.
The lawsuit additionally alleged that LaBeouf knowingly gave her an unspecified sexually transmitted illness that he went to nice lengths to cover from her for a lot of their relationship, together with his use of make-up.
LaBeouf stored weapons in the home the place they had been residing and he generally slept with them, placing Barnett in a relentless state of concern, the lawsuit stated.
She made a number of makes an attempt to go away him that he resisted, however he later ended the connection himself, the lawsuit stated.
Karolyn Pho, a stylist who LaBeouf dated in 2010 and 2011, stated within the lawsuit that she obtained comparable remedy from LaBeouf — together with fixed threats and humiliation that generally escalated to bodily violence.
The lawsuit stated Pho allied herself with Barnett in an try to guard ladies from LaBeouf, though Pho is just not listed as a plaintiff.
LaBeouf informed the New York Instances that many allegations within the lawsuit and from different ladies who spoke about him with the newspaper for its report “are not true” however added that he owed the ladies “the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done.” He didn’t inform the newspaper which allegations he contests.
LaBeouf stated he’s in restoration and remedy over alcoholism and PTSD, saying he “will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way.”
LaBeouf is thought for his depth as an actor, and generally self-lacerating public performances.
He first gained fame as an adolescent on the Disney Channel present Even Stevens, and is greatest identified for his roles in 2007’s Transformers and in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Crystal Cranium.
He has had a number of run-ins with the regulation throughout his profession, together with a 2017 New York Metropolis arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct that was captured on a livestreamed video. He was despatched to court-mandated rehabilitation.
The lawsuit seeks financial damages to be decided at trial. Barnett stated within the lawsuit that she is going to donate a big a part of any cash obtained to a charity for abused ladies.
“This action has been brought not for personal gain, but to set the record straight, and to help ensure that no more women undergo the abuse that Shia LaBeouf has inflicted on his previous romantic partners,” the lawsuit stated.