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FKA Twigs claims Shia LaBeouf 'forced her to sleep naked' in emotional first TV interview about 'nightmare' relationship

FKA Twigs claimed Shia LaBeouf "forced her to sleep naked" in emotional first TV interview about their "nightmare" relationship.

Multiple actresses and singers, such as Olivia Wilde and Sia, have stood behind the singer and shamed Shia, 34, for his actions.

In an interview with CBS This Morning, FKA Twigs – whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett – revealed just what she had to go through while dating the Lawless actor.

The 33-year-old told Gayle King: "He would often start an argument with me in the middle of the night.

"He would start accusing me of doing all sorts of things, planning to leave him in my head.

"That I was disgusting and vile. Nothing was ever true but I would really doubt myself, especially when I would wake up, and he would be like 'You were lying there with your eyes open, planning to leave me.' And I would be like 'I was literally asleep.'

"He would only want me to sleep naked because he said if I didn't, I was keeping myself from him.

"It's this tactic that a lot of abusers use, it's just this constant availability and everything's centered around them and I think, that's why I wanted to come out and talk about this because the signs really are from the beginning."

When Gayle asked her if there was a time in their relationship when she first noticed these alleged tactics, the British pop star said: "There wasn't one set moment.

"But it's very subtle. That's the thing about, you know, domestic abuse, domestic violence.

"It's a real gradual step by step process to get somebody to a place where they lose themselves so much that they accept or feel like they deserve to be treated in that way.

"It's not one thing, it's loads of tiny little things that get sewn together into a nightmare."

CBS reached out to Shia for comment on the interview but the outlet never heard back.

In another interview with Elle magazine, which was published today, the singer emotionally told the outlet: "It's a miracle I came out alive."

She also talked about how she wondered what would happen to her if he crashed the car they were riding in after an argument.

FKA Twigs said: “I was thinking to myself, ‘I wonder what would happen to my body…if [we] smashed into a wall at 80 miles per hour?’ I was looking for the airbag and I couldn’t see the airbag sign, so I was thinking, ‘If he doesn’t have an airbag, will this car crush my sternum?’ ”

She also claimed that she thought to leave clues around his home in case he "shot her," so police could "put the puzzle together."

Back in December, FKA filed a lawsuit against Shia, claiming that he abused her "physically, emotionally, and mentally many times in a relationship that lasted just short of a year."

She accused him of "relentless abuse," including sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress.

Shia also "knowingly" gave her a sexually transmitted disease, she said.

At the time, Shia told The New York Times in an email: "I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel.

"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."

In a separate email after he was presented with the claims and the lawsuit, he told New York Times that "many of these allegations are not true," but that he owed the women "the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done."

He also added that he was "a sober member of a 12-step program" and was currently in therapy.

He said: "But I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way."

In the lawsuit also obtained by The Sun, FKA Twigs claimed that the actor “covered STD symptoms with makeup” to hide the disease, as he “knowingly” infected her.

She claimed she began to experience “unusual and painful physical symptoms” around March 2019.

When she confronted Shia about her symptoms, he “admitted that he suffered from a sexually transmitted disease which had been diagnosed years earlier.” 

The singer claimed in court papers: "LaBeouf admitted that he had never told Tahliah about his condition before, even though they had been sexually intimate for many months. 

“Further, LaBeouf admitted that he had experienced a flareup of his disease’s symptoms in December 2019, but worked to hide his outward symptoms from Tahliah by applying makeup. 

“Despite experiencing a flareup of his symptoms, LaBeouf continued to engage in sexual relations with Tahliah, further exposing her to his disease.”

FKA Twigs alleged she was “shocked and horrified” by his admission and underwent bloodwork that confirmed she had been infected with his disease. 

She claimed his attorney “cruelly dismissed the sexually transmitted disease LaBeouf had infected Tahliah with as ‘not that bad.’” 

The musician continued to claim in court papers: “Tragically, Tahliah later learned that she was not the first person that LaBeouf had transmitted his disease to. 

“Tahliah discovered that at least one other woman that LaBeouf had been in a relationship with had contracted the disease from him, and that he had engaged in similar attempts to hide his condition from that person while engaging in sexual relations.”


Following FKA Twigs' claims, Shia's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told Variety that "Shia needs help and he knows that." 

She added: “We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.”

He was also fired from movies and dropped by his talent agency.

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