The 32-year-old actress, who stars with Shia in Pieces of a Woman, has opened up in a short statement via The Independent.
“I stand with all survivors of abuse and respect the courage of anyone who speaks their truth. Regarding the recent news, I can’t comment on an ongoing legal case,” Vanessa‘s statement reads.
If you’re unfamiliar, Shia was sued by ex-girlfriend, FKA twigs for sexual battery and abuse, citing that he was violent with her and knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease, among other things.
Shia has admitted his faults after the lawsuit was made public, and is now in search of “intensive, long-term” treatment.
The movie that Vanessa and Shia star in together is about a couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably during a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife, who faces charges of criminal negligence.
Netflix has decided to do this for their FYC campaign of the movie in light of the allegations against Shia.