On Friday, The New York Times reported that 32-year-old singer FKA Twigs (real name Talia Barnett) has accused her ex-boyfriend, 34-year-old actor Shia Labeouf, of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and sued him.
Barnett also accused Labeouf of deliberately infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease. The singer claimed that the actor attacked her during a public altercation at a gas station and that he locked her in a room during another altercation when she tried to leave Los Angeles to return home to London. According to her, LaBeouf demanded that she kiss and touch him at least a certain number of times a day, and also sleep naked.
In addition, FKA Twigs stated that he was holding a loaded pistol by his bed. Therefore, she was afraid to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, fearing that the actor might mistake her for an intruder and shoot her.
You might be surprised to learn that I have had a violent and abusive relationship. It was also difficult for me to realize this. I never thought something like this would happen to me. This is why I decided that it was important for me to talk about this and try to help people understand that when you are under the violent control of an abuser or in a violent intimate relationship with a partner, leaving does not seem like a safe option. I hope that by sharing my experience, I can really help others feel that they are not alone,
вЂ” she wrote on social networks.
FKA Twigs' confessions prompted 44-year-old singer Sia to share her story with Labeouf. She called the actor вЂњa pathological liarвЂќ and admitted that he tricked her into a relationship, saying that he was single.
I believe he is very ill and I sympathize with him and his victims. Just know: if you love yourself, be safe, stay away,
She did not provide details, but it probably refers to the time when LaBeouf was married to Mia Goth.
Thalia supported Sia and wrote that her story only confirms that it was necessary to publicly share her experience.
I love you, Sia. You are an inspiration. And thank you for your love and solidarity,
вЂ” wrote Barnett.
FKA Twigs and Shia LaBeouf started dating in 2018 вЂ” they met on the set of the movie вЂњSweet BoyвЂќ. A year later, they parted. Now the singer is dating singer Matt Healy, who yesterday supported her and called her вЂњthe love of her life.вЂќ
Representatives of the actor have not yet commented on the scandal.