UPDATED: 9:26 A.M. ET, Feb 12, 2021 —
In the lawsuit, which was first reported by the New York Times in December, twigs accused the actor of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress during their relationship.
According to reports from E!, the official response filed by LaBeouf and his lawyers this month states that the actor denies “each and every” allegation made in the lawsuit. Not only that, the filing also states twigs “has not suffered any injury or damage as a result of [LaBeouf’s] actions.” According to Thursday’s report, the legal team “does not believe” FKA twigs is entitled to any relief or damages.
Now, LaBeouf and his team are asking the judge to dismiss these claims, also wanting twigs to pay his legal costs. They go on to claim that “none of the acts alleged were based on sex and/or the conduct was not sexual.”
Just a few days ago, Variety reported that LaBeouf is currently receiving inpatient care and has been for five weeks. While the nature of the treatment has not been clarified, he also parted ways with CAA, though the report noted he “has not” been fired, but is taking a break.
Shia’s abrupt decision to seek therapy was influenced in part by his lawyer, Shawn Holley. Back in December of last year, Holley made a statement to E! News saying that “Shia needs help and he knows that. We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.”
Shortly after, LaBeouf issued a statement to the New York Times back that same month, denying the claims twigs set forth against him. The statement read:
“Although many of these allegations are not true. I am not in the position to defend any of my actions.” He continued, “I owe these women the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done. As someone in recovery, I have to face almost daily reminders of things I did say and do when I was drinking.”
However, a source close to the case claims that the 34-year-old actor’s claims are full of BS.
“What’s omitted from the story is… the obvious question of why Shia would go to a month-long inpatient treatment if he did nothing wrong?” they shared.
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