The Australian songstress, 44, took to Twitter today and said she was also "hurt emotionally" by the Transformers actor, who starred in the music video for her 2015 song Elastic Heart. "I believe he's very sick and have compassion for him AND his victims. Just know, if you love yourself- stay safe, stay away", she continued. Twigs claims LaBeouf was driving recklessly, threatening to crash the vehicle if Twigs, a passenger, didn't profess her love for him.
The British singer has vowed to give a significant portion of any monetary damages resulting from her lawsuit to a domestic violence charity, noting that it was "very expensive" and a "massive undertaking" for her to leave the relationship.
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs are spotted on the Seine river on September 30, 2018 in Paris, France. "Love you back @Sia you're an inspiration and thank you everyone for your love and solidarity 3".
A representative for LaBeouf did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment's request for comment.
Twigs is now suing Shia for sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress during the course of their brief relationship in 2019, claiming she was subjected to "relentless" abuse from him.
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The singer alleges extensive physical, emotional and mental abuse by LaBeouf, including at one point allegedly waking her up "in the middle of the night, choking her".
During what FKA twigs described as a "relentless abusive relationship", LaBeouf allegedly choked her, slammed her against a vehicle and locked her in a room when she tried to escape their home, among other transgressions.
In the NYT article, another of LaBeouf's former girlfriends alleged similar instances of abuse, and the article cites a public incident with his then-wife Mia Goth in 2015.
Speaking to the New York Times in an email separate from the statement he made, he did tell the outlet that some of the claims that have arisen since the lawsuit was filed are not what he feels to be accurate, noting, "many of these allegations are not true". "But I think that's the thing".
"It has always been easy for me to accept responsibility when my behaviour reflects poorly on myself, but it's much harder to accept the knowledge that I may have caused great pain to others".
He also acknowledged that: "I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations". I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. "There is nothing else I can really say", he said. I'm ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt.