Shia LeBeouf Opens Up About Allegations That He Abused FKA Twigs

Actor Shia LaBeouf, 36, discusses his past behavior following allegations of abuse.  (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Actor Shia LaBeouf, 36, discusses his past behavior following allegations of abuse. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Actor Shia LeBeouf speaks out on abuse allegations made against him by ex-girlfriend, musician FKA twigswhich were first made public in a 2020 interview with The New York Times.

During a two-hour appearance on Jon Berntalit is Patreon Exclusive podcast The real onesLeBeouf, 36, didn’t name the entertainer – whose real name is Tahliah Barnett – but told the podcast host, “I hurt that woman.” Variety reported.

He added that hurting Barnett, whom he met when they worked together on his semi-autobiographical film honey boyhe “has hurt a lot of other people, and a lot of other people before this woman”.

“I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-absorbed, dishonest, inconsiderate and fearful human being,” he continued.

Saying he “f***** up bad”, LaBeouf called his behavior a “crash and burn type s***”.

“I hurt a lot of people, and I’m fully aware of that,” said the Holes said the star. “And I will have to for the rest of my life.”

LaBeouf, who is now a father to a daughter with partner Mia Goth, also shared that he “cheated on every woman I’ve been with” and didn’t tell his sexual partners about “cold sores. “, adding that he has a “long list of people I have to make amends to.”

Without using her name, he called Barnett a “saint” and said she “saved my fucking life”.

“If it hadn’t intervened in my life and created the possibility for me to experience the death of the ego, I would either have a really mediocre existence or I would be completely dead”, LaBeouf said. However, when the allegations first surfaced, his immediate reaction was suicidal thoughtsdetermining that he “was going to kill me”.

“I went to load a gun and sat down on my table,” he said.

Instead, LaBeouf said he had experienced “ego death” and was now seeking a greater purpose in life.

“My purpose, and I say this with every fiber of my being, is to be instructive in my life, so that I can be an advertisement, like a billboard, for a principled way of life,” he shared. “When I think about what my life has become, and what it is now, like what my purpose is now… I need to be useful. And when I look at this environment #MeToo , there are not many guys who take responsibility.”

In his 2020 interview with the New York TimesBarnett opened up about the alleged abuse she suffered during her relationship with LeBeouf, and revealed the court case which she brought against him accordingly. She discussed the progression of the allegedly abusive behavior, including the fact that she had to keep her eyes down when men spoke to her and that she was not allowed to wear clothes in bed. LaBeouf also allegedly kept a loaded gun near the bed, which scared her. The lawsuit also claims that LaBeouf knowingly gave Barnett a sexually transmitted disease.

The relationship allegedly became physically abusive, according to the suit, with LaBeouf “drunkenly pinning her to a bed” and “headbutting her, enough to make her bleed.”

In an interview with CBS this morning last year, Barnett said it was a “miracle“She came out of the relationship alive. She remembers one time LaBeouf attacked her at a gas station.

“He picked me up and threw me against the car and started choking me and that’s when I realized I needed help getting out of this relationship,” she shared. “I remember after that weekend, I went back to where I was staying and I looked in the mirror, one side of me was, like, completely black. And I was so shocked, you know?”

LeBeouf is back in the news this week due to the impending release of Olivia Wildethe film don’t worry darlingin which he was originally cast in the lead role opposite Florence Poug. It was replaced by Harry Styles following its release. In a recent interview with Variety, Savage hinted that she parted ways with LaBeouf after determining that her acting process would not result in a “safe and trusting environment”.

“I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work. His process was not conducive to the ethics that I demand in my productions,” Wilde said. Variety. “He has a process that in some ways seems to require combative energy, and I personally don’t think that’s conducive to the best performance.”

In answer to Wilde’s interview, LaBeouf contacted Varietyproviding emails, text messages and video challenging Wilde’s claims that he was fired. LaBeouf provided a copy of the email he sent Wilde, stating that he knows “the news of my dismissal is attractive bait” as she begins the don’t worry darling press tour. He suggested that due to Barnett’s allegations, which came out after he parted ways with the film, that it was favorable for the director to appear, she fired him – which, he said , was not the case.

“My failures with Twigs are fundamental and real, but they are not the narrative that was presented,” LaBeouf wrote. “But this situation with your film and my ‘firing’ will never have a court date with which to deal with the facts. If the lies are repeated enough in the public, they become the truth.”

LaBeouf went on to say, “Firing me never happened, Olivia. And while I fully understand the appeal of pushing this story because of the current social landscape, the social currency it brings. It’s not not the truth.”

Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to representatives for LaBeouf, Barnett and Wilde but has not received a response as of press time.

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