A lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by FKA Twigs, details some heinous allegations made against the singer’s ex-boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf. The artist accuses her ex of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress. According to a TMZ report, the details of the abuse range from scary to bizarre, to say the least.
FKA Twigs, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, claims Shia once slammed her against a car and attempted to strangle her. She also claims while they were driving he pulled a pistol out and claimed he had killed stray dogs before because he wanted to know what it felt like to take a life, so he could get in the mindset of a killer.
“I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel,” he said in an email to The New York Times. “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.”
I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism,” he wrote, “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.”
Also in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Barnett says that Mr. LaBeouf knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease on top of physical abuse, citing that Mr. LaBeouf would squeeze or grab her to the point of bruising. But she did not go to the police, she said, first out of a “misguided concern about harming his career”, and later because she thought her account would not be taken seriously, and it would be futile.
Another ex-girlfriend, stylist Karolyn Pho, also described similarly tumultuous experiences to The New York Times allegedly at the hands of Shia. During one abusive encounter, she says the actor drunkenly pinned her to a bed and head-butted her, enough that she bled.
The amount of damages FKA Twigs is asking for is unspecified.
She also recapped her harrowing story and suit on her Instagram.
Wow, are you surprised by this lawsuit?