FKA branches are suing Shia LaBeouf for alleged abuse and assault
Note: This article contains descriptions of suspected attacks.
FKA Twigs has filed a lawsuit against actor Shia LaBeouf alleging her ex-boyfriend subjected her to “relentless abuse,” sexual battery, assault and emotional distress, the New York Times and TMZ report. According to The Times, the lawsuit lists numerous cases of Twigs claiming she was ill-treated, including an incident in 2019 where the actor allegedly assaulted her outside a gas station in California while on a road trip. In addition, Branches claim that LaBeouf knowingly inflicted a sexually transmitted disease on her.
“What I went through with Shia was the worst I’ve ever been through in my entire life,” FKA Twigs told The Times. “I don’t think people would ever think it would happen to me. But I think that’s the thing. It can happen to anyone. “
In an email to The Times, LaBeouf wrote, “I am unable to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel. I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, just rationalizations. I have abused myself and everyone around me for years. I have hurt the people closest to me in the past. I am ashamed of this story and I apologize to those I have hurt. I can’t really say anything else. “
The actor did not respond to the Times’ invitation to comment on the lawsuit.
The New York Times report also includes comments from Karolyn Pho, a stylist who previously dated LaBeouf, saying she had “tumultuous experiences” with him.
In a separate email to The Times responding to FKA Branches and Karolyn Pho’s allegations, LaBeouf wrote that “many of these allegations are not true,” but that he owed the women “the opportunity to publicly testify express and take responsibility for these things [he has] Done. “He also wrote,” I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism, but I am determined to do what I have to do to recover and I will be the people who I possibly can along that path have hurt, forever sorry. “
Read Katie Benner and Melena Ryzik’s report, “FKA Branches Sue Shia LaBeouf Citing” Relentless “Abusive Relationships” in the New York Times.
Pitchfork approached representatives from FKA branches and Shia LaBeouf for comments and additional information.
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