Taking up the recent trend among celebrities who have decided to talk about their dark past with toxic relationships and abusive boyfriends, the british singer-songwriter FKA Twigs has gone the same road. Now, she is opening up about the alleged abuse she suffered from her ex-boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf.
The 33 year old british singer and actress gave an interview for CBS This Morning, which will air on Thursday; in this conversation she has with Gayle King, FKA Twigs assures that all the abuse allegedly perpetrated by the 34 year old 'Transformers' star occurred 24/7, explaining that LaBeouf would wake her up in the middle of the night accusing her of plotting to leave him.
Another aspect of the abuse detailed in the interview by the british singer was that LaBeouf wanted her to sleep naked, because otherwise that would mean that she was “keeping from him”. According to Tahliah Barnett (her real name), this is a very common tactic used by abusers. She mentions in a clip of the interview that this move is about constant availability, and everything centered around them.
This is the reason the singer wanted to talk about it, she said. For her, it doesn't take too much time to see the signs, which are there from the beginning. According to her, in his anger over the perceived plotting, LaBeouf would allegedly tell Barnett that she was “disgusting” and “vile”.
Back in December, the british star made headlines all over the world after filing a lawsuit against Shia Labeouf over these claims. For the first time, FKA Twigs not only has decided to outline the alleged abuse, but she also included some claims about sexual battery, assault and emotional distress. To make things worse, this suit also accuses LaBeouf of giving Barnett an STD.
In this shocking interview, Barnett talks about how subtle are domestic abuse and domestic violence; “that it's a real gradual step-by-step process to get someboty to a place where they lose themselves so much that they accept or feel like they deserve to be treated in that way”, she mentions. According to her, loads of tiny little things are what eventually get sewn together to build this nightmare.
Since these allegations, LaBeouf was dropped by his talent agency, and afterwards he entered treatment. The actor admitted to the New York Times, after the lawsuit was made public, “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”. However, through his attorney, the actor denied the aforementioned lawsuit's allegations.