According to singer FKA Twiggs, her almost year-long relationship with actor and freestyle rapper Shia LeBeouf was physically, sexually, emotionally, and mentally abusive.
So she's suing him in Los Angeles Superior Court.
According to Twiggs, 32, LeBeouf's abuse left her with bruises on her body and a sexually transmitted disease.
The New York Times detailed one particular instance of Shia's abuse.
He was driving recklessly, she said in a lawsuit filed on Friday, removing his seatbelt and threatening to crash unless she professed her love for him.
They were returning from the desert, where Mr. LaBeouf, the star of “Transformers,” had raged at her throughout the trip, FKA twigs said in the lawsuit, once waking her up in the middle of the night, choking her. After she begged to be let out of the car, she said he pulled over at a gas station and she took her bags from the trunk. But Mr. LaBeouf followed, and assaulted her, throwing her against the car while screaming in her face, according to the suit. He then forced her back in the car.
LeBeouf, 34, has addressed the lawsuit.
“I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel,” he said in an email to The New York Times. “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.”
Twiggs is the second of Shia's exes to accuse him of abuse. Karolyn Pho made similar allegations.