LOS ANGELES: British musician FKA twigs on Friday filed a lawsuit towards actor Shia LaBeouf, accusing him of bodily and emotional abuse throughout their year-long relationship.
The civil lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages for alleged sexual battery, assault and emotional misery. It was filed underneath FKA twigs delivery identify, Tahliah Barnett.
Representatives of LaBeouf, 34, a former youngster star who dated the singer for a couple of yr in 2018 and 2019, didn’t reply to a request for touch upon Friday.
In a press release to the New York Times, which broke the story, LaBeouf stated, “I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel. 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.”
Barnett met LaBeouf whereas showing in his 2019 semi-autobiographical movie “Honey Boy” a couple of younger actor’s dysfunctional early years.
The lawsuit says LaBeouf “engaged in a continuous stream of verbal and mental abuse toward Tahliah, belittling her and berating her after the slightest perceived ‘insult’.”
It stated that on one event in February 2019, the actor slammed Barnett towards a automotive and tried to strangle her.
She additionally accuses LaBeouf of knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted illness.
Barnett’s legal professional Freedman stated in a press release that Barnett initially needed to resolve the matter privately on situation the actor comply with obtain “meaningful and consistent psychological treatment”.
“Since he was unwilling to agree to get appropriate help, Ms. Barnett filed this suit to prevent others from unknowingly suffering similar abuse by him,” Freedman stated.
LaBeouf discovered fame as a Disney Channel star on “Even Stevens” and later appeared in films together with “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
The previous decade has seen a number of run-ins with the legislation for disorderly conduct, drunk driving and anger administration points. LaBeouf sought therapy for alcoholism in 2014 and 2017.