This weekend, actor Shia Labeouf found himself at the heart of a big controversy. His ex-partner, FKA Twigs, and singer Sia, accuse him of psychological and sexual violence.
Enough is enough
On Friday, December 11, British singer FKA Twigs filed a complaint against actor Shia Labeouf, with whom she was in a relationship from 2018 to 2019.
“He put me lower than the earth”
The artist, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett, accuses his former partner of repeated physical, psychological and sexual violence:
“ He put me lower than the earth, so much so that I thought I was never going to get up. I wish I could raise awareness of the tactics used by perpetrators to control you “, she testified in The New York Times.
FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf, her former boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. https://t.co/6lOa0r40iu
– The New York Times (@nytimes) December 12, 2020
In the interview, the 32-year-old dancer called her relationship with the star of the Transformers saga “Worst thing” who is not him “Never arrived”.
In the complaint, she claimed to have been brutalized throughout her relationship. According to him, Shia Labeouf even tried to suffocate him during his sleep.
Jealous and possessive, the American comedian couldn’t stand her talking to other men and forcing him to sleep naked. FKA Twigs also revealed that he purposely transmitted a sexually transmitted disease to her.
Shia Labeouf apologizes
At that time, she did not dare to file a complaint against her boyfriend: ” I told myself that no one would ever believe me. I am not a conventional person. I am not only a woman, but in addition to color “, entrusted the singer to the American daily.
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For his part, Shia Labeouf responded to his accusations in an email addressed to New York Times :
” I have no excuse for my alcoholism or my aggression, he says. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. (…) I have ashamed of this story and I am sorry for those I hurt. I really can’t say anything else “.
Sia, emotionally abused by the actor
Following this spate of revelations, FKA Twigs received a surge of support on social media, most notably from singer Sia.
In a tweet, published this Sunday, the interpreter of Candlestick revealed that she, too, was abused and manipulated by the actor: ” I was also hurt emotionally by Shia, who is a pathological liar, who dragged me into an adulterous relationship by pretending to be single. “, she wrote.
Before adding: “I think he is very ill. I have compassion for him AND for his victims. Just know if you love yourself, stay safe, stay away from him “.
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In another publication, Sia did not fail to salute the courage of her colleague: “ FKA Twigs, I love you, you are very brave and I am proud of you “.