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Artist 'FKA twigs' sues Shia LaBoeuf for domestic abuse

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BitOfFun Sat 12-Dec-20 20:03:23

Reported in the New York Times, she describes a depressingly familiar pattern of abuse, which she kept quiet for a long time 'to protect his career', and from fear that she would not be believed. Her account is heartbreaking- she is incredibly brave to come forward. Any damages awarded will be donated to women's charities fighting domestic abuse.

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HeelsHandbagPerfumeCoffee Sat 12-Dec-20 20:11:40

Gosh utterly appalling how he treated FKATwigs
Her rationale for sharing her story is it puts it out there any woman can suffer DV. The insidious nature of how it cumulatively crept up and the fear and psychological pain he inflicted

I think she’s brave & gutsy putting it out there to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness

chestnutmares Sun 13-Dec-20 08:33:23

Horrible and depressingly familiar story. Good for her for being brave enough to come forward and for hopefully preventing this happening to other women. Whatever his personal history, there is NO excuse for this behaviour EVER.

iano Sun 13-Dec-20 08:51:31

His 'apology' is as expected. All about his PTSD and alcohol abuse. Very brave of her to step forward!

BernardBlackMissesLangCleg Sun 13-Dec-20 09:00:30

really interesting article, thank you for sharing. and yes, what a brave woman. ridiculous self justification and non apology from the abuser

TartrazineCustard Sun 13-Dec-20 09:31:54

What a brave woman. Kudos to her for speaking out, and for recognising that if it could happen to her even with her material advantages it can happen to anyone. I wish her all the best.

DeaconBoo Sun 13-Dec-20 10:52:48

He's disgusting. He's always seemed like quite an arsehole but it's depressing how often arsehole behaviour is just the tip of an abusive iceberg.

CuriousaboutSamphire Sun 13-Dec-20 11:08:29

Interesting that even after his legal team have had a hand in drafting his apology he still acknowledges the damage he has done to himself first and foremost!

Sexnotgender Sun 13-Dec-20 11:27:08

TartrazineCustard

What a brave woman. Kudos to her for speaking out, and for recognising that if it could happen to her even with her material advantages it can happen to anyone. I wish her all the best.

Totally agree.

Now I wonder how his career will go.

And hers...

Scumble Sun 13-Dec-20 11:28:18

And SIA has stepped up to support FKA and says he abused her too sad

MrGHardy Sun 13-Dec-20 21:53:28

The original woke celebrity. Lmfao.

Ameanstreakamilewide Sun 13-Dec-20 21:57:02

MrGHardy

The original woke celebrity. Lmfao.


Do you mean Sia?

HeelsHandbagPerfumeCoffee Sun 13-Dec-20 22:00:49

Nothing on this thread evokes a LMFAO
and woke it’s a pejorative term to close down individuals.make out they’re opportunistic or fake
This is all very real.SLB has admitted he’s the perpetrator. It’s a shocking set of events and he brutalised Twigs

LiteratureMichigan Sun 13-Dec-20 22:06:03

Good. I had trouble sleeping when the news came out and kept refreshing twitter pages anticipating people blaming her for "wanting him cancelled" etc.

In EVERY single story of DV I've ever known up close and personal when the woman leaves she is met with a torrent of male and female supporters who make life hell, isolate and blame the survivor. I have seen it first hand and it happens every time so I've come to expect it. Very tribal and cruel.

Flaxmeadow Mon 14-Dec-20 00:16:13

He's disgusting. He's always seemed like quite an arsehole

I remember him from a year or so. Screaming his head off in the street all the time about oppression, but he looked like a bully then.

Flaxmeadow Mon 14-Dec-20 00:19:48

The original woke celebrity. Lmfao

Do you mean Sia?

I think the pp meant Shia LaBoeuf. He is previously well known for his 'woke' activism in the USA

Flaxmeadow Mon 14-Dec-20 00:52:16

...I remember now.
Shia LaBoeuf set up an an art installation protest type thingy in a gallery and outside in the street. It involved him, and fellow artists, jumping about and screaming "He will not divide us". It was quite an attraction but then some other New Yorkers set up a counter "art" protest in the same area and it ended up with them all screaming at each other for days on end and then LaBoeuf punched someone who I think, as it turned out, was one of his own side. He was arrested and carted off to the cells by the cops, and then later, to deter the other side, he put up a fence around his "art". A dividing line if you like.

But he did come across as very nasty back then and more than a bit weird as well

ChestnutStuffing Mon 14-Dec-20 00:52:47

He's always been a total twat.

Suckmyfatone Mon 14-Dec-20 01:05:18

I am so pleased SIA also stepped up to the plate to support FKA Twigs.

She publically stated he was a pathological liar, who tricked her into a relationship saying he was single when he wasn't.

The fact he covered up what I am assuming is herpes, or genital warts, with make-up, so FKA could not see his STD, is absolutely vile.

As she said, he is a danger to ALL women.

I am glad she is doing this and for the reasons she stated.

Suckmyfatone Mon 14-Dec-20 01:08:08

Also SIA is a bit of a shero to me as she adopted 2 kids who were nearly pushed out of the care system due to their age. I think she adopted them at 16/17 years old.

SunsetBeetch Mon 14-Dec-20 10:13:19

MrGHardy

The original woke celebrity. Lmfao.

Quite. Funny how often this is the case.

I love FKA Twigs. I hope she is able to heal from this.

nevernotstruggling Mon 14-Dec-20 10:31:37

Twigs account of abuse was horribly familiar to me. I believe her. I also very much hope she's now safe in her own home in london looking forward to a nice Xmas with people she trusts.

HeelsHandbagPerfumeCoffee Mon 14-Dec-20 18:50:16

Hope FKA Twigs can find some peace,heal and be with folk who love her

Beamur Tue 15-Dec-20 11:20:21

I have a vague recollection of him previously dating another actress, Mia Goth and some public altercation being reported at the time.
Seems like he may have a long history of unpleasant behaviour towards women. Bet more will come forward.

Maerchentante Tue 15-Dec-20 11:30:39

Beamur

I have a vague recollection of him previously dating another actress, Mia Goth and some public altercation being reported at the time.
Seems like he may have a long history of unpleasant behaviour towards women. Bet more will come forward.

That happened in Tuebingen, Germany, a friend studied there at the time which is why I remembered it.
There are videos of the incident on Youtube.

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