'She saved my life': Shia LaBeouf addresses FKA Twigs' claims of abuse and 'knowingly giving her an STD'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In a recent episode of 'Real Ones with Jon Bernthal', Shia LaBeouf addressed allegations of abuse from former girlfriend FKA Twigs, who filed a lawsuit against him in 2020. Some of the major allegations in the suit included, "relentless abuse" and "knowingly passing on a sexually transmitted disease."
However, 'The Transformers' star has now admitted to hurting his ex-girlfriend. According to DailyMail, He also called her a "saint," the actor recalled that she "saved my life." Meanwhile, LaBeouf addressed each of the claims without naming her or directly referring to Twigs specific allegations.
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LaBeouf said, "I hurt that woman. And in the process of doing that, I hurt many other people, and many other people before that woman. Further, he added, " I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-centered, dishonest, inconsiderate, fearful human being ... 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."
The duo dated in 2018 for only a few months after meeting on the set of the American drama 'Honey Boy'. LaBeouf then stated, "And when I look at this #MeToo environment, there's not a whole lot of dudes that are taking accountability." Further, he added, "Had she not intervened in my life and not created the avenue for me to experience ego death, I'd either have a really mediocre existence or I'd be dead in full."
LaBeouf has been diagnosed with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcoholism and stated that he is in a better place now and branded himself a "public sinner." He explained, "I’m in the tribe of the f***-ups. I’m a very public sinner, a very fallible person in the public sphere. What I think now my purpose is, is to not do… the other examples that we’ve had of how to navigate something like this — which is to go after the woman, or try to win a court case, or get back into a f****** movie or like get back on at all." When spoke about the purpose of his life, he said, "My purpose, and I mean this with every fibre of my being, is to be instructive with my life, so that I can be an advertisement, like a billboard, for a principled way of living."
The podcast interview was released a day after LaBeouf publicly denied claims made by director Olivia Wilde that he was fired from her movie 'Don't Worry Darling' due to his combative energy. However, a video of Wilde was leaked online on Friday, August 26 which indicates the director insisted on him to stay with the project. Meanwhile, LaBeouf claims he "quit the film due to lack of rehearsal time" on August 17, 2020, and forwarded two emails to Variety that he claims he recently sent to Wilde. The mail stated, "You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors and I couldn't find time to rehearse." He also added in the email to Wilde: "My failings with Twigs are fundamental and real, but they are not the narrative that has been presented."