FKA Twigs, actual identify Tahliah Barnett, has scored a minor victory in her sexual battery case towards ex-boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf.
In December 2020, Twigs sued the previous Disney Channel actor for inflicting bodily, emotional and psychological abuse on her throughout their relationship, which lasted just below a yr.
Within the lawsuit, the singer accused LaBeouf of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional misery in response to a New York Instances report.
FKA Twigs’ 2020 Lawsuit In opposition to Shia LaBeouf Will get Trial Date
Based on stories, Twigs’ allegations are much like the allegations Karolyn Pho, one other ex of the actor, accused LaBeouf of.
Pho accused the actor of drunkenly pinning her to a mattress and head-butting her.
Based on a brand new Rolling Stones report, a court docket date for Twigs vs. LaBeouf has been set.
On Monday, Might 2, a trial date towards the “Transformers” actor was set for April 17, 2023.
Twigs will go earlier than a jury to current the sexual battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional misery claims she filed in 2020.
Twigs Will Go In Entrance Of A Jury In April 2023
Through the Monday listening to, Twigs’ lawyer accused the “Honey Boy” star of “gaslighting” the British pop star.
“The gaslighting has gone on lengthy sufficient right here and it’s time to carry Shia LaBeouf accountable,” Twigs’ lawyer Bryan Freedman instructed Rolling Stone. “My consumer needs a trial date.”
Twigs’ additionally claims LaBeouf terrorized and assaulted her verbally and bodily throughout their poisonous relationship.
LaBeouf Allegedly Assaulted Her Verbally & Bodily
The 2 started courting not lengthy after they filmed “Honey Boy” collectively in 2018.
Her lawsuit says the LaBeouf “threw Tahliah towards the automobile and tried to strangle her violently whereas screaming in her face.”
The allegations in her lawsuit worsen.
That very same day LaBeouf allegedly threw Twigs towards the automobile and tried to strangle her, she additionally alleges that he threw her to the bottom outdoors of a lodge they’d visited for Valentine’s Day. On the automobile journey residence, the actor was driving “maniacally” and threatened “to crash the automobile until Tahliah professed her everlasting love for him.”
After submitting her lawsuit towards her ex-boyfriend, Twigs took to Instagram.
“It could be shocking to you to be taught that I used to be in an emotionally and bodily abusive relationship. It was laborious for me to course of, too, throughout and after,” she wrote. “I by no means thought one thing like this might occur to me. Which is why I’ve determined it’s necessary for me to speak about it and attempt to assist individuals perceive that when you’re beneath the coercive management of an abuser or in an intimate associate violent relationship, leaving doesn’t really feel like a secure or achievable choice.”
LaBeouf issued an e mail to the New York Instances following Twigs’ lawsuit and allegations.
Shia Has Denied FKA Twigs’ Allegations
He wrote, “I’ve no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, solely rationalizations. I’ve been abusive to myself and everybody round me for years. I’ve a historical past of injuring the individuals closest to me. I’m ashamed of that historical past and am sorry to these I harm. There’s nothing else I can actually say.”
The “Even Stevens” actor denied his ex-girlfriend’s allegations in February 2021.
In an announcement by means of his attorneys, LaBeouf denied inflicting Twigs “any damage or loss” and stated she will not be “entitled to any aid or damages by any means.”