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 Courtroom, seeks unspecified damages for alleged sexual battery, assault and emotional misery. It was filed below FKA twigs delivery identify, Tahliah Barnett.
Representatives of LaBeouf, 34, a former youngster star who dated the singer for a few 12 months in 2018 and 2019, didn’t reply to a request for touch upon Friday.
In a press release to the New York Occasions, which broke the story, LaBeouf mentioned, “I am not in any place to inform anybody how my conduct made them really feel. I’ve no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, solely rationalizations. I’ve been abusive to myself and everybody round me for years. I’ve a historical past of wounding the individuals closest to me. I am ashamed of that historical past and am sorry to these I damage. There’s nothing else I can actually say.”
Barnett met LaBeouf whereas showing in his 2019 semi-autobiographical movie Honey Boy a few younger actor’s dysfunctional early years.
The lawsuit says LaBeouf “engaged in a steady stream of verbal and psychological abuse towards Tahliah, belittling her and berating her after the slightest perceived ‘insult’.”
It mentioned 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 mentioned in a press release that Barnett initially wished to resolve the matter privately on situation the actor comply with obtain “significant and constant psychological therapy”.
“Since he was unwilling to comply with get applicable assist, Ms. Barnett filed this swimsuit to forestall others from unknowingly struggling comparable abuse by him,” Freedman mentioned.
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 Cranium.
The previous decade has seen a number of run-ins with the regulation for disorderly conduct, drunk driving and anger administration points. LaBeouf sought therapy for alcoholism in 2014 and 2017.
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