The musician FKA twigs filed suit against her ex-boyfriend, actor Shia LaBeouf, on Friday, accusing him of abusing her “bodily, mentally and emotionally” during their practically year-long relationship which started in 2018.
Barnett filed a civil swimsuit against LaBeouf Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. On one occasion, she alleges within the suit, he choked her, threw her against a car whereas screaming at her.
In the suit, the musician, whose actual title is Tahliah Barnett, alleges that together with the abuse, LaBeouf knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. She has also accused him of isolating her from different people, convincing her personal assistant to offer confidential info he might use to intimidate Barnett, and decreeing that she had to kiss and contact him a sure variety of times per day.
A second ex-girlfriend, Karolyn Pho, is also cited in Barnett’s swimsuit as an alleged sufferer of bodily abuse by LaBeouf.
The accusations and information about the swimsuit had been first reported Friday by The New York Times.
No legal fees have been filed against LaBeouf on this matter. Within the swimsuit, Barnett says that if she wins, she plans to offer a “vital” portion of any damages awarded to her to charities that combat against home violence.
On Friday afternoon, Barnett wrote a prolonged Instagram publish addressing the allegations. Partly, she wrote: “it might be shocking to you to learn that I was in an emotionally and bodily abusive relationship. it was arduous for me to process too, throughout and after I by no means thought one thing like this might occur to me. which is why I have determined it is vital for me to speak about it … I hope that by sharing my expertise I can actually assist others really feel like they aren’t alone.”
Barnett’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, sent a statement to NPR on Friday which read in full: “Shia LaBeouf has abused Ms. Barnett, Ms. Pho, and others. We tried to resolve this matter privately on the condition that Mr. LaBeouf agrees to obtain significant and constant psychological therapy. Since he was unwilling to comply with getting an appropriate assist, Ms. Barnett filed this suit to stop others from unknowingly struggling related abuse by him.”
Representatives for LaBeouf didn’t reply to NPR’s requests for touch upon Friday. The New York Occasions reported that LaBeouf despatched a number of emails to the newspaper in response to the accusations. In a single, the newspaper says, LaBeouf wrote partially, “Many of those allegations should not true,” however he added that the 2 girls deserved “the opportunity to air their statements publicly” and that he needed to “settle for accountability for these issues I’ve performed.”
In a separate emailed response, the Times reported, LaBeouf wrote: “I’ve no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, solely rationalizations. I’ve been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a historical past of hurting the people closest to me. I am ashamed of that historical past and am sorry to these I harm. There is nothing else I can really say.”