FKA twigs sues Shia LaBeouf for “relentless” abusive behaviour

“What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life,” she said.

14.12.20

Words by: Felicity Martin

FKA twigs is suing ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf for what she has described as a “relentless” abusive relationship.

She has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing LaBeouf of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.

A new piece in the New York Times details horrifying abuse at the hands of LaBeouf, including him choking her and throwing her against a car.

The couple dated for about a year in 2018 and 2019 after working together on the film Honey Boy.

In an email statement to the NYT, LaBeouf responded to the allegations made against him, stating: “I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behaviour made them feel. I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalisations. 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”.

The singer Sia has since made a statement in support of twigs, stating she had also been “hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single”.

Read twigs’s statements in full below:

The 24-hour National Domestic Abuse helpline is 0808 2000 247 in the UK. Other resources include Women’s AidRespect: Men’s Advice Line, and Galop – the LGBT+ Anti-Violence Charity.

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