FKA Twigs sues Shia LaBeouf for physical, mental and emotional abuse

Singer FKA Twigs (real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett) is suing actor Shia LaBeouf for allegedly subjecting her to physical, emotional and mental abuse during a romantic relationship.

In an interview with the New York Times, Barnett, 32, characterized his experience with LaBeouf as “the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life” and said he wanted to raise awareness about “the tactics that abusers use to control you and take out your agency ”.

The lawsuit states that in February 2019, Barnett was a passenger in a vehicle that LaBeouf was driving recklessly and that he took off his seat belt and threatened to fall unless she said she loved him. The pair had taken a trip to the desert outside of Los Angeles, during which, Barnett claimed, LaBeouf once woke her up in the middle of the night by suffocating her.

Barnett said that after begging to be released, LaBeouf stopped at a gas station and she took out her luggage. He supposedly followed and assaulted her, throwing her against the car and screaming in her face.

Barnett said that no one helped her and that a colleague later rejected her accusations. She said she had not approached the police at first because she feared that LaBeouf’s career could be jeopardized and, later, because she thought she would not be taken seriously.

“I thought to myself, ‘No one will ever believe me,'” she told the Times. “I am not conventional. And I am a black person who is a woman. “

The lawsuit claims that Barnett met LaBeouf in 2018, when she was cast in the film Honey Boy, and that their relationship started after filming ended. She and Pho claimed that LaBeouf did not like people talking or looking at waiters.

Barnett said that LaBeouf criticized and enforced the rules about how many times a day she should kiss and touch him, and that he isolated her from her colleagues in London. She said that he kept a gun by the bed and insisted that she sleep naked. She said she was afraid to use the bathroom at night, in case he mistook her for an intruder and shot her. The lawsuit claims that LaBeouf knowingly infected Barnett with a sexually transmitted disease.

Barnett told the Times that escaping LaBeouf has become “difficult and dangerous”. In the spring of 2019, he stopped her from leaving, “grabbed her violently”, lifted her up, locked her in a room and shouted at her.

“The whole time I was with him, I could have bought a business plane ticket back to my four-story house in Hackney,” she said. “He brought me so low, below myself, that the idea of ​​leaving him and having to struggle back seemed impossible.”

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Biography: Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood, such as coffee clubs. One... See full bio >>
Born: June 11, 1986 | Los Angeles, California, USA

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Biography: FKA Twigs was born on January 16, 1988 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England as Tahliah Debrett Barnett. She is an actress, known for Honey Boy (2019), FKA Twigs: M3LL155X (2015) and FKA Twigs: Two Weeks (2014). See full bio >>
Born: January 16, 1988 | Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK

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