One very disturbing allegation the 33-year-old entertainer made was that LaBeouf would “shameless brag” about shooting stray dogs, saying it helped him “get into character” as a gun-toting henchman for his role in 2020’s The Tax Collector.
FKA twigs confronted him, saying, “I said to him, ‘That’s really bad. Why are you doing that?’ And he was like, ‘Because I take my art seriously. You’re not supporting me in my art. This is what I do. It’s different from singing. I don’t just get up on a stage and do a few moves. I’m in the character.’ He made me feel bad, like I didn’t understand what it was like to be an actor or to do this…Method [acting technique].”
FKA twigs also spoke about the allegation that he knowingly gave her an STD. Elle‘s writer described what happened: “In March 2019…twigs began experiencing symptoms of a possible STD and confronted LaBeouf. The actor confirmed he suffered from a sexually transmitted disease and had never told twigs about his condition before. In fact, in December 2018, LaBeouf had tried to hide his symptoms by applying makeup, ostensibly gaslighting twigs. Horrified by what she was hearing, the singer visited her doctor, where bloodwork confirmed that twigs had been infected with the same disease as LaBeouf.”
She’s also alleging that members of his team knew of the alleged abuse. “There [were] people who have worked with Shia that I openly spoke to about the abuse that I was going through. The reaction that I got [from his team] was pretty much, ‘Okay. Well, it’s Sundance,’” she said.
Originally, FKA twigs wanted to keep their legal proceedings private and she demanded the following: “(1) Seek meaningful and consistent professional help to address his issues around abuse; (2) Donate money to an abused women’s shelter; and (3) Admit he had given twigs an STD and promise transparency around his sexual health status to future sexual partners.” Negotiations stalled, and now the case is being made public in court.