"What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I've ever been through in the whole of my life", she went on. The incident was part of a pattern of "relentless abuse", twigs alleges in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. She says she immediately hauled her bags out of the trunk, not intending to get back into the auto with him; in response, she claims the Transformers star threw her against the vehicle, screaming at her all the while, finally forcing her back into the auto to finish the terrifying trip.
Mr LaBeouf then allegedly assaulted her, throwing her against the auto while screaming in her face, according to the suit.
Examples: Twigs accuses LaBeouf of slamming her against his auto at a gas station and forcing her back into the vehicle.
You can read the entire report from the New York Times here. At the time, the suit states, LaBeouf and twigs were on their way back to Los Angeles after a trip to the desert during which LaBeouf allegedly woke her up in the middle of the night and choked her.
FKA also alleges Shia knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease and kept her in a state of fear their entire relationship.
"I'm not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel", he said in an email response to the claims.
"I owe these women the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done. As someone in recovery, I have to face nearly daily reminders of things I did say and do when I was drinking", he said.
"He brought me so low, below myself, that the idea of leaving him and having to work myself back up just seemed impossible", Twigs told the outlet. I can't rewrite history.
He continued with the victim card though, noting that he was "a sober member of a 12-step program" and in therapy.
He added, "I am not cured of my PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and alcoholism, but I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way".
Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs, aka Tahliah Debrett Barnett, dated from 2018 to 2019.
After what the lawsuit described as an early "charm offensive", LaBeouf convinced Barnett to move in with him, leading to what the lawsuit characterized as a "living nightmare". Additionally, Barnett detailed in the suit that LaBeouf had rules about how many times a day she had to kiss and touch him, "which he enforced with constant haranguing and criticism". She claims Shia once slammed her against a auto and attempted to strangle her.
Shia LaBeouf and Karolyn Pho in 2012.
Friday's lawsuit said Barnett, along with the other former girlfriend attempted to convince LaBeouf to seek treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as to make amends by donating to a domestic violence shelter.
The lawsuit details how LaBeouf started isolating her so much that she started doubting her creative team and her manager couldn't reach her. LaBeouf is also alleged to have knowingly given twigs an STD.
She was packing to leave in spring 2019 when LaBeouf came to her house and allegedly "violently grabbed" her in front of her housekeeper.