American actor Shia LaBeouf has denied “all allegations” of physical and emotional abuse, made by his ex-girlfriend, UK singer FKA Twigs.
The singer took legal action in December, alleging that the Hollywood star was a danger to women.
She reported that LaBeouf once tried to strangle her, hit her in the car and got angry when she talked to other men.
In response to the LA High Court, his lawyers denied the allegations.
They said LaBeouf did not harm the singer – real name Tahliah Barnett – and asked for sexual battery allegations to be dismissed as “none of the acts alleged were based on sex and/or the conduct was not sexual”.
The 34-year-old team also said, “alleged conduct was reasonably necessary for his self-defense and/or safety”.
They want the case to be dropped altogether and to be compensated.
LaBeouf previously said many of the allegations against him were untrue but apologized for the pain he had caused.
Shia And FKA Relationship
The former couple met while filming the 2019 play Honey Boy, which was written by the actor and based on his childhood and relationship with his father.
FKA Twigs recently claimed she was left with PTSD after splitting from LaBeouf the same year.
She sued LaBeouf for physical, mental and emotional abuse, claiming that there was a relationship that turned into a “nightmare”.
The 33-year-old told Louis Theroux’s podcast she felt “scared and intimidated and controlled” by LaBeouf, and she “wasn’t allowed to look men in the eye”.
LaBeouf is currently starring in Netflix’s Pieces Of A Woman – a favorite of the upcoming film awards season.
However, while the film and its star Vanessa Kirby are expected to pick up nominations at several ceremonies, Netflix removed LaBeouf from its “For Your Consideration” page, which is used by film companies to highlight the individuals they hope will be nominated for prizes to awards voters.