Shia LaBeouf has been sued by ex-girlfriend and music artist FKA Twigs, who says the actor physically abused her and knowingly gave her an STD. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, accuses the actor of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress.
The singer-songwriter cited multiple incidents of abuse in her lawsuit. Twigs claims Shia strangled her after slamming her against a car. She also said the actor pulled a pistol out and admitted to killing stray dogs because he wanted to know what it felt like to kill.
In the lawsuit, Shia was referred to as paranoid and jealous. Twigs said he would reprimand her if she didn’t give him a specific amount of kisses and would sleep with guns because he feared gang members were after him.
In addition, FKA Twigs said she contracted an STD in 2019 after he knowingly gave her an STD. She claims Shia confessed to having a flare-up but covering it with makeup. According to her, there’s at least one other woman who contracted an STD from the actor.
“What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life,” she said. “I don’t think people would ever think that it would happen to me. But I think that’s the thing. It can happen to anybody.”
Twigs stated that she filed the lawsuit to warn other women that “Shia LaBeouf hurts women,” and not because she wants money.
Shia LaBeouf responded to the lawsuit and said many of the allegations are false. However, he admitted that he’s currently in a 12-step program and owes anyone an opportunity to air out their grievances over any harm he may have caused when he was struggling with alcohol addiction.
“I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel,” Shia told 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.”
Shia added that he’s “not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism, 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.”
FKA Twigs is suing for unspecified damages and plans to donate a significant portion of any monetary damages to domestic violence charities.
Source: The New York Times