Shia LaBeouf has reportedly denied ‘each and every’ allegation after FKA twigs accused him of ‘relentless abuse.’
The singer – real name Tahliah Barnett – brought a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery and alleging that he abused her ‘physically, emotionally and mentally many times in a relationship that lasted just short of a year’.
A former girlfriend of LaBeouf’s, Karolyn Pho, also alleges that the actor once headbutted her after drunkenly pinning her to a bed.
In his response to Barnett’s suit, which was filed this week, LaBeouf’s legal team said (accoding to People) that he ‘denies, generally and specifically, each and every allegation contained in [Barnett]’s Complaint, denies that [Barnett] has sustained any injury or loss by reason of any act or omission on the part of [LaBeouf], and denies that [Barnett] is entitled to any relief or damages whatsoever.’
LaBeouf’s lawyers deny that she suffered injuries or damages and say that her sexual battery claims should be dismissed because ‘none of the acts alleged were based on sex and/or the conduct was not sexual.’
The document reportedly ends with the actor asking for the judgement to be entered in his favour and for Barnett to be ordered to pay legal costs.
LaBeouf, 34, previously claimed that ‘many’ of the women’s allegations were not true.
The response comes after the Holes actor parted ways with his agency and after he is said to have started inpatient treatment.
It is unclear exactly what type of treatment LaBeouf is receiving, although while addressing Barnett’s lawsuit, he admitted to ‘alcoholism and aggression’ and said he had ‘been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years’.
It was claimed that LaBeouf has not been fired by his agency Creative Arts Agency (CAA), but has not been working with the star for a month.
According to Variety, the Transformers star made the decision to take a break from acting to focus on his recovery.
An attorney for LaBeouf previously said: ‘Shia needs help and he knows that. We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.’
Prior to this, an attorney for Barnett and Pho claimed that they attempted to solve the matter privately ‘on the condition that Mr. LaBeouf agree to receive meaningful and consistent psychological treatment’ and that he make a donation to a domestic violence shelter.
The attorney said: ‘Since he was unwilling to agree to get appropriate help, [Barnett] filed this suit to prevent others from unknowingly suffering similar abuse by him.’
Barnett, 33, filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that LaBeouf was driving recklessly in a car with his girlfriend shortly after Valentine’s Day in 2019 before removing his seatbelt and threatening to crash unless she professed her love for him.
The Two Weeks singer alleges that LaBeouf threw her against the car at a gas station while screaming in her face.
Barnett also alleges that LaBeouf knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs for comment.
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