Shia LaBeouf is pictured out after a shocking lawsuit against him by ex-girlfriend FKA twigs was made public on Friday.
The 34-year-old Honey Boy star steadfastly stuck to his daily jogging routine on Saturday morning and was photographed out in Los Angeles as he faced new legal troubles.
The day before, British singer twigs filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery, assault and inflicting emotional distress on her.
Running away: Shia LaBeouf, 34, was seen out jogging in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, a day after his ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit against him accusing him of abuse
In her lawsuit which she filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court she accused him of ‘relentless abuse’ during their relationship, according to The New York Times.
The artist, who released her critically acclaimed album Magdalene last year, also accused the actor of knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted disease.
She claimed that LaBeouf physically assaulted her during an argument in public at a gas station, and that he locked her in a room during another intense argument as she tried to leave Los Angeles to head back to her home in London.
The actor allegedly had a minimum number of times per day that he required her to kiss and touch him.
She described being terrorized at night, when he required her to sleep in the nude.
He allegedly kept a loaded handgun by the bed, and she feared getting up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night out of fear that he might mistake her for an intruder and shoot her.
Bundled up: LaBeouf stuck to a variation on a common outfit for him, including a thick green and black jacket that he was seen wearing just the day before
Legal action: On Friday, LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend, the avant-garde singer–songwriter FKA twigs, filed a lawsuit against him in LA Superior Court in which she accused him of ‘relentless abuse,’ according to The New York Times
Fighting back: The artist, who released her critically acclaimed album Magdalene last year, also accused the actor of knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted disease
Under his thumb: She claimed he assaulted her during a public argument, and that he controlled her day-to-day life, even down to how often she was supposed to kiss and touch him; seen in February
Later on Friday, FKA twigs (real name: Tahliah Barnett) shared a tweet thread in which she opened up about her lawsuit and abuse allegations.
‘It may be surprising to you to learn that i was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship,’ she began.
‘it was hard for me to process too, during and after i never thought something like this would happen to me.
Barnett continued: ‘which is why i have decided it’s important for me to talk about it and try to help people understand that when you are under the coercive control of an abuser or in an intimate partner violent relationship leaving doesn’t feel like a safe or achievable option.’
She added: ‘i hope that by sharing my experience i can truly help others feel like they are not alone and shed some light on how those who are worried somebody they care about may be in an abusive relationship can help because i understand it can be confusing and hard to know what to do.’
Speaking out: Later on Friday, FKA twigs (real name: Tahliah Barnett) shared a tweet thread in which she opened up about her lawsuit and abuse allegations
Opening up: She admitted she had been in an abusive relationship and talked about how difficult it was to share her experiences
Helping hand: She said she hoped sharing her story would help other people in abusive relationships
LaBeouf responded to the singer’s claims in an email sent to the New York Times.
‘I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel,’ he wrote.
‘I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.’
LaBeouf wrote the 2019 film Honey Boy, which was inspired by his childhood being raised by his abusive and neglectful father.
British actor Noah Jupe starred as a fictionalized version of LaBeouf as a child star working on a sometimes degrading television series, while Lucas Hedges was featured as an older version of the character who had become aggressive and was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
In addition to writing the film, LaBeouf starred as his own father in a role that was singled out for critical praise.
Response: LaBeouf responded in a statement to the Times: ‘I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt…’; seen in February