FKA Twigs sat down with Gayle King for her first interview since submitting a lawsuit towards Shia LaBeouf for sexual battery. Within the interview, which aired on CBS This Morning on Thursday, the 33-year-old singer detailed the horrific emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse she allegedly suffered from the 34-year-old actor throughout their practically year-long relationship, which started in 2018 after they met on the set of Honey Boy.
“I used to be all the time advised that I used to be particular and to take care of my coronary heart and to take care of the sunshine within my chest. And after I was with Shia, that mild acquired blown out and I simply did not assume that that might occur,” Twigs stated. “A few of the worst occasions that I skilled in that relationship had been after I assume he felt like he was dropping management of me and I used to be making an attempt to get out.”
“I felt so alone, and that is why I needed to return ahead, as a result of victims and survivors should not must really feel alone.”
Twigs acknowledged that LaBeouf initially requested that she give him round “20 touches and kisses a day” throughout their relationship, however that that shortly escalated into bodily abuse. She then referenced an incident that occurred throughout Valentine’s Day in 2019, when LaBeouf reportedly grew to become violent and threatened to crash the automobile they had been in if she did not profess her love for him. “I bear in mind pondering, ‘That is it. That is it. I am performed. I can not do that anymore,'” she stated. “That is after I realized I have to get assist to get out of this relationship.”
The singer then defined her choice to return ahead, saying, “I felt so alone, and that is why I needed to return ahead, as a result of victims and survivors should not must really feel alone.” When King requested Twigs why she did not depart the connection sooner, the singer corrected her and stated the query ought to as an alternative be directed on the abuser, who ought to be requested why they’re holding somebody hostage with abuse.
Twigs filed the lawsuit towards LaBeouf in the Los Angeles Superior Court docket again in December, nevertheless, the actor has denied the claims, saying that “many of those allegations usually are not true.” He added, “I’ve no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, solely rationalizations. I’ve been abusive to myself and everybody round me for years.” Watch Twigs’s courageous interview in full in the video above.