‘I stand with all survivors of abuse’: Vanessa Kirby shares statement in support of FKA Twigs as her Pieces Of A Woman co-star Shia LaBeouf faces sexual battery allegations
- The actress, 32, reacted to allegations made by the singer, 32, against her Pieces Of A Woman co-star, 34, in an interview with The Sunday Times
- Last month, Shia was sued by ex-girlfriend FKA twigs who alleges sexual battery and years of abuse which included him knowingly giving her an STD
- FKA, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, also claims Shia choked her, assaulted her at a gas station, and locked her into a room during their relationship
- Other women, including Australian singer Sia, 45, have also made claims against the actor
- Shia has admitted his ‘alcoholism’ can cause aggression but says not all of the allegations are true
Vanessa Kirby has shared a statement supporting FKA twigs amid her sexual battery allegations against Shia LaBeouf.
The actress, 32, reacted to the allegations against her Pieces Of A Woman co-star, 34, in an interview with The Sunday Times, as she said she stands with ‘all survivors of abuse.’
Vanessa told the publication: ‘I stand with all survivors of abuse and respect the courage of anyone who speaks their truth.
‘I stand with all survivors of abuse’: Vanessa Kirby shared a statement in support of FKA Twigs on Sunday, as her Pieces Of A Woman co-star Shia LaBeouf faces sexual battery allegations
‘Regarding the recent news, I can’t comment on an ongoing legal case.’
Last month, Shia’s attorney confirmed he will enter a rehabilitation facility following ex-girlfriend FKA twigs’ lawsuit accusing him of ‘relentless abuse’ and ‘sexual assault’ during their relationship.
FKA, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, has claimed he knowingly infected her with an STD and ‘relentlessly abused’ her during their relationship.
Since she filed court papers, the singer Sia has also come forward to accuse Shia of ‘conning’ her into an adulterous relationship with him. She called him a ‘pathological liar’, and he has also been accused of abuse by ex Karolyn Pho.
Honest: Vanessa (pictured with Shia in their Netflix film) said: ‘I stand with all survivors of abuse and respect the courage of anyone who speaks their truth’
After Twigs filed her lawsuit, Shia responded in an email to The New York Times saying: ‘I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behaviour made them feel.
‘I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalisations. 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.’
Lawsuit: Shia is being sued by his ex-girlfriend FKA twigs, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, who has claimed he knowingly infected her with an STD and ‘relentlessly abused’ her
However, the Hollywood star insisted that ‘many of these allegations are not true’, but also said he owed the women ‘the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done’.
Twigs claimed in her lawsuit that she had tried to settle with Shia privately but that he refused.
His attorneys say that is not true and that he went to great lengths to settle.
In her lawsuit, Twigs alleges LaBeouf knowingly gave her an STD and abused her – both emotionally and physically – during their relationship.
Sued: FKA claims Shia had choked her, assaulted her at a gas station, locked her into a room and gave her a sexually transmitted disease without disclosing his health status beforehand (pictured in 2018)
The pair dated for less than a year before ending things in May 2019 with sources saying at the time the separation was down to her work schedule.
She claims that Shia had choked her, assaulted her at a gas station, locked her into a room and gave her a sexually transmitted disease without disclosing his health status beforehand.
Twigs also claimed in the court docs that he had demanded she sleep naked and kiss and touch him a certain amounts of times daily.
Twigs said she first met LaBeouf in 2018 when she starred in the Honey Boy movie he wrote, and the pair started dating after they finished filming.
She said he eventually convinced her to stay in Los Angeles with him instead of moving back to London where she is from.
In the lawsuit, she also claims in one part, that he forced her to sleep naked and that he kept a loaded gun by the bed. Twigs claims she feared going to the bathroom at night in case he thought she was an intruder and fired the gun.
It came around the time she was finishing her Magdalene record, which resulted in the album’s release having to be delayed several times and her tour rescheduled.
Twigs said she eventually started seeing a therapist who started helping her plan her exit.
Relationship: Shia and FKA met on the set of Honey Boy (pictured with co-star Noah Jupe) and they dated for less than a year before ending things in May 2019