A-List Actor Sued by pop Star Ex-Girlfriend for Sexual Battery and STD

By John Bauld from Toronto, Canada - Shia LaBeouf, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62277714

Trouble Transformers’ star Shia LaBeouf is being sued by former girlfriend, British pop star FKA Twigs, for the abuse she endured during the time the pair dated between 2018 and 2019.  

Twigs, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, alleges that LaBeouf inflicted emotional distress, physically assaulted, and sexually abused her during their tremulous relationship. She also accuses him of knowingly infecting her with an STD.

In a key incident, she cited the time LaBeouf was recklessly driving and threatened that he would crash the car unless she declared her love for him. When he pulled over at a gas station, she tried to get away, but he allegedly assaulted her and forced her back into the car. 

The event occurred on the return from a Valentine’s day trip where in a rage, he woke her out of sleep and choked her.    

She alleged that in the “honeymoon” stage of their relationship, LaBeouf was “over-the-top” in his displays of affection for her, but became jealous, possessive, and violent as time went on. Twigs claims that the Fury actor would grab her so hard that she bruised from it.  

Shia’s exes corroborated her allegations with their own experience. Stylist Karolyn Pho detailed the time he drunkenly held her down on a bed and head-butted her in the lawsuit.  Australian “Elastic Heart” singer Sia tweeted accusations against LaBeouf and support for Twigs. 

“I too have been hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single,” she wrote. “I believe he’s very sick and have compassion for him AND his victims. Just know, if you love yourself- stay safe, stay away.”

In an emotional Twitter thread, Twigs explained why she filed the lawsuit.   

“It may be surprising to you to learn that i was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. it was hard for me to process too, during and after i never thought something like this would happen to me,” she wrote. “Which is why i have decided it’s important for me to talk about it and try to help people understand that when you are under the coercive control of an abuser or in an intimate partner violent relationship leaving doesn’t feel like a safe or achievable option.”

She explained that she hopes sharing her experience would help people in abusive relationships, and that her “second worst nightmare” was telling the public that is a “survivor of domestic violence.”

In a response to the lawsuit, LaBeouf sent an email to the New York Times. “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,” he wrote. 

Twigs first worst nightmare “is not telling anyone and knowing that i could have helped even just one person by sharing my story.” 

She plans to donate a significant portion of winnings from the lawsuit to domestic abuse charities.  

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Tom
Tom
4 months ago

It’s Hollywood. Who cares?

Bucky
4 months ago

That’s what you do. You get wrecked you get a check. And herpes

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

Why is this story center-aligned instead of the traditional left-aligned. It’s a crappy way to get our attention. Perhaps American Update should be blocked.

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
4 months ago

I’m offended! OFFENDED I SAY!
Pay me.

Christine Leveille
Christine Leveille
4 months ago

Privileged jerk. Think they can do or say anything they want. I don’t watch any shows any more that have these liberal “celebrities” in them. Most are has beens anyway.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
4 months ago

Who the hell cars what happens to this turd. All of these Hollywood Elite think they are special, when in fact none of them are worth the gun power it would take to blow them away.

Paul Alexander
Paul Alexander
4 months ago

Talk about movie stars that let their success go to their heads! Meet the king of the useless profession!

Maggietish
Maggietish
4 months ago

Does anybody even know or remember who he is? He’s just another American “celebrity” Who doesn’t have a grip on reality and needs to take his head out of his own butt for five minutes and face what’s going on in this nation and what the American people are having to endure because of the ineptness and the corruption of those in political office today. He clearly assumed because he was so “special” that he had a right to sexually batter his girlfriend. What goes around comes around and he clearly is long overdue so let’s see what happens to him when he goes to jail where he belongs.

Stephane
4 months ago

reminds me of Chappaquidick and Weiner, and Swallowell and all the DEMONRATS who believe they are always forgiven for anything they do and are found of doing. DEMONRATS after all are simply normal in everything they do.

Liberty Rising
Liberty Rising
4 months ago

LaDoosh is a f*cking scumbag.

Jack Brewer
Jack Brewer
4 months ago
Reply to  Liberty Rising

so is that fkn Baldwin,what a scumbag