FKA Twigs Talks More About Shia LaBeouf’s Abuse, Says She’s Lucky To Be Alive
So you probably have heard by now that Shia LaBeouf is an abuser. Three former girlfriends, including FKA Twigs, have accused him of being verbally and even physically abusive.
The most outspoken has been the 33-year-old singer. Back in December 2020, she came forward, detailing the abuse Shia had put her through.
And now, a few months later, she’s opening up to Elle Magazine. She was their 2021 March cover story. During the interview, FKA talked about how lucky she feels to make it out of the relationship alive…
It’s a miracle I came out alive. I think it’s luck. I honestly wish I could say that I found some strength and I saw this light. I wish I could say, ‘[It is] a testament to my strong character,’ or ‘It’s the way my mother raised me.’ It’s none of that. It’s pure luck that I’m not in that situation anymore.
She claims that the abuse started off gradually, and then become more intense over time. She says the abuse really got bad when she moved in with the actor.
It was a bit too much. It felt uncomfortable. I look back now, and it feels like really aggressive love. If you put a frog in a boiling pot of water, that frog is going to jump out straightaway. Whereas if you put a frog in cool water and heat it up slowly, that frog is going to boil to death. That was my experience being with [LaBeouf].
FKA says she experienced both verbal and physical abuse. She also says Shia knowingly gave her an STD.
Additionally, she says Shia would shoot and kill stray dogs to prepare for roles. She was obviously disturbed by this, but when she questioned him, he would flip out…
And he was like, ‘Because I take my art seriously. You’re not supporting me in my art. This is what I do. It’s different from singing. I don’t just get up on a stage and do a few moves. I’m in the character.’
He made me feel bad, like I didn’t understand what it was like to be an actor or to do this … Method [acting].
The good news is that she’s out of the relationship and hasn’t talked to Shia in a while. She talked about how great she feels having her life back, seeing friends, staying out late to work, live streaming for her fans, etc.
For what it’s worth, Shia has denied “each and every allegation” from Twigs.