According to court documents obtained by The Blast, FKA Twigs, represented by powerhouse attorney Bryan Freedman, accuses Shia of assault and battery. In the suit, the singer says around Valentine’s Day 2019, the singer claims LaBeouf forcibly slammed her against his car and then strangled her, after she was trying to escape from one of his manic tirades. She claims on one occasion, while LaBeouf was driving with the singer in his car, he threatened to “crash the car unless she professed her eternal love for him”.
FKA twigs is not willing to be labeled a victim, and feels she has suffered greatly at the hands of LaBeouf. The singer claims she tried to avoid this lawsuit by asking LaBeouf to voluntarily seek the mental health and substance abuse treatment he so desperately needs, and that he make a donation to a domestic violence shelter. She wants LaBeouf to stop his cycle of domestic violence toward his future partners and keep them from suffering the same physical, sexual, and mental abuse.
Shia LaBeouf is accused of possessing personal text messages and other information that he could use to embarrass FKA twigs and intimidate her. FKA Twigs claim LaBeouf began regularly exhibiting frequent rage and bouts of jealousy towards her. He accused her of dwelling on her former fiancé, actor Robert Pattinson, and also accused her of “rushing” him into a relationship. At one point, the singer claims LaBeouf would “literally count the kisses” she would give him in a given day and would berate her if she fell short of a target number.
FKA Twigs claims the mental and verbal harassment and mistreatment eventually turned into physical violence. She claims that while LaBeouf was filming The Tax Collector, LaBeouf claimed claimed he would drive around neighborhoods in LA and shoot stray dogs. He claimed it was because he wanted to know what it felt like to take a life so he could get into the “mindset” of a killer, like his role in the movie.
It has been widely reported that Shia LaBeouf is no stranger to alleged violence and volatile behavior. He has been arrested and jailed for drunk driving, a bar fight, and an altercation with a neighbor. In October of this year, Shia LaBeouf was charged with battery and theft after an altercation with a man for allegedly using physical violence to steal a man’s hat.