FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf, her former boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) December 11, 2020
Fka twigs has sued Shia LaBeouf, claiming he had physically, emotionally and mentally abused her many times in a relationship that lasted just short of a year. She also accuses him of sexual battery and knowingly giving her a STD. The major incident noted in the lawsuit was a confrontation that happened on valentine's day, 2019 (full story at the source, TRIGGER WARNING).
Her aim in coming forward, she said, was to explain how even a critically acclaimed artist with money, a home and a strong network of supporters could be caught in such a cycle. Karolyn Pho, a stylist who is another of Shia's former girlfriends, spoke of her own abuse at his hands at the source (WARNING: GRAPHIC).
“I’d like to be able to raise awareness on the tactics that abusers use to control you and take away your agency,” FKA twigs, 32, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, said. "I thought to myself, no one is going to believe me. I’m unconventional. I’m a person of color. What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through. I don’t think people would ever think that it would happen to me."
In response, Shia said in an email: “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.”