With the recent & serious abuse allegations levied against star Shia LeBeouf from multiple parties effectively dominating entertainment news over the last few weeks, it has given many who have worked around the actor the time to reflect on their experiences with him in relation to such allegations.
Now, former costar Vanessa Kirby, who starred alongside LeBeouf in “Pieces of a Woman,” is speaking out regarding the recent claims made about LeBeouf’s actions while romantically involved with women throughout his life.
In a conversation with “The Sunday Times,” Kirby reflected on her work with LeBeouf and offered some words about the recent claims made about abusive behavior he allegedly took part in throughout his life, most notably in his relationship with singer FKA Twigs.
“I stand with all survivors of abuse and respect the courage of anyone who speaks their truth.” the former star of “The Crown” added in her comments about the situation, “Regarding the recent news, I can’t comment on an ongoing legal case.”
Precedent Is Set
On-screen in “Pieces of a Woman,” LeBeouf’s character can be seen forcing Kirby’s character to have sex with him, additionally throwing a weighted exercise ball at her when he is angered by her response.
The film’s scene bares a striking resemblance to the claims levied by FKA Twigs regarding LeBeouf perpetrating “relentless” mental and physical “abuse.”
In her legal case, per the “Times,” Twigs is alleging that LeBeouf attempted to control multiple intrinsic aspects of her life while they were still together.
The direct claims in the legal documents include that LeBeouf allegedly was frequently jealous of her speaking to other men in any capacity, made rules about the frequency at which she had to kiss him, cheated on her, kept firearms as a threat in their bedroom, and “knowingly” infected her with an STI.
Per the outlet, her statement incriminated him further, stating directly that, “Shia LaBeouf hurts women. He uses them. He abuses them, both physically and mentally. He is dangerous.”
In a statement to The New York Times, LeBeouf addressed the allegations against him with a wordy apology, but still denied that many of the claims actually happened.
“Many of these allegations are not true. I am not in the position to defend any of my actions,” he said to the publication. “I owe these women the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those thing [sic] I have done. As someone in recovery, I have to face almost daily reminders of things I did say and do when I was drinking.”