“This action has been brought not for personal gain, but to set the record straight, and to help ensure that no more women must undergo the abuse that Shia LaBeouf has inflicted on his prior romantic partners,” states the detailed and often harrowing complaint filed by the actress/musician. “The days in which LaBeouf can mistreat and harm women with impunity are over,” the unspecified damages seeking document adds, citing a cycle of “relentless abuse” by the Emmy winning actor.
Twigs and LaBeouf met when she was cast in the 2019 Alam Hare’el drama.
Represented by attorney Bryan Freedman under her Tahliah Barnett real name, the action today in Los Angeles Superior Court also cited similar violent behavior by LaBeouf against Karolyn Pho. Like Twigs, stylist Pho was also a former romantic partner to LaBeouf.
“For too long, LaBeouf has sought to excuse his reprehensible actions as the eccentricities of a free-thinking ‘artist,’” the filing declares. “Shia LaBeouf hurts women,” the suit continues. “He uses them. He abuses them, both physically and mentally. He is dangerous.”
Representatives for LaBeouf did not respond to request from Deadline for comment on today’s lawsuit.
Having penned the script for Honey Boy from court ordered rehab, the former Transformers star is no stranger to the courts.
Now open about his struggles with substance abuse, the CAA repped LaBeouf has been accused of “acting disorderly”, to put it politely in recent years. As well, the actor has been involved in occurrences of being verbal and physically aggressive, hurling racists invectives, as well as bring out and out violent on a number of occasions.
LaBeouf’s behavior has resulted in probation and fines, so far.