Denial, it’s not a river in Egypt, but it is what Shia LaBeouf’s current plan of action when it comes to all of FKA Twigs’ domestic violence allegations against him. Shia’s ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against him in December, and in it, she accused him of many heinous, awful things like sexual battery, relentless controlling behavior, knowingly infecting her with an STD, and physical abuse. A former girlfriend named Karolyn Pho backed up FKA Twigs’ allegations with her own, many of which were very similar.
At the time of her filing, Shia responded by saying he was in no position to rationalize what alcohol does to him, that he has a history of hurting himself and others, and that he was sorry to see those he’s hurt. Then six seconds later, a more formal statement was released, and in it, Shia claimed, “many of these allegations are not true,” but that he owed the women (FKA Twigs and Karolyn) the chance to air their statements publicly, and that he owed them accountability for his actions. Well, now Shia’s denying 100% of the allegations listed in her lawsuit. And not only does he think she’s not entitled to any damages, but that she’s the one who should be forking over some cash to him.
Shia has since made good on his rumored promise of packing up and heading into five weeks of treatment for his ongoing issues. While Shia focuses on his recovery, his lawyers have been really busy. People magazine reports that Shia’s lawyers say that everything FKA Twigs has accused him of is untrue. Shia’s lawyers finally got around to responding to the lawsuit she filed almost exactly two months ago, and they say that Shia denies FKA Twigs ever sustained an injury or loss that was caused by Shia and denies she’s entitled to a dime in damages.
LaBeouf’s lawyers deny that she suffered any damages or injuries from LaBeouf and asserts that her sexual battery claims should be dismissed because “none of the acts alleged were based on sex and/or the conduct was not sexual.”
FKA Twigs was seeking damages, as she claimed it cost her a lot of money to leave Shia, move out, and attempt to salvage what was left of her career after he allegedly alienated her from her music industry contacts. She has claimed that she will donate a portion of damages received to domestic violence charities. According to Shia, those charities better keep waiting, because he thinks FKA Twigs should pay him, not the other way around:
The answer ends with LaBeouf asking for judgement to be entered in his favor and for Barnett to be ordered to pay for his legal costs and “further relief as the Court may deem just and proper.”
Shia can ride an inner tube all the way down the lazy river of denial for as long as he likes, but there is one little issue with his “she said/he said she’s lying” plan of action here. And that’s that one of FKA Twigs’ accusations can be corroborated by a housekeeper. FKA Twigs claimed that on one instance where she tried to leave Shia, he allegedly locked her in a room and yelled at her for trying to leave. A housekeeper has given a sworn statement saying they were present when all this allegedly went down. Also, there is Shia’s ex Karolyn Pho who made similar claims against him. So if Shia’s team is going to pay the Liar Liar Pants On Fire card, they might want to issue a blanket statement that everyone is lying.
Shia’s lawyers should maybe work on a Plan B. Because Plan A is trying to convince everyone that Shia never went full-asshole on an ex-girlfriend, and unless that jury is made up of 12 people who grew up on Pluto and haven’t read Earth’s news any time in the past 10 years, I just don’t see that happening.