Shia LaBeouf, 34, will be entering himself into rehab for the treatment of alcohol addiction and other psychological issues.
The news comes as Shawn Holley, attorney for the actor, has told Variety in an exclusive interview that LaBeouf is now seeking “intensive, long-term inpatient treatment.”
“Shia needs help, and he knows that,” Holley told Variety.
“We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.”
This follows a lawsuit made against LaBeouf from ex-partner FKA twigs (Tahliah Barnett), who is currently suing him for relentless abuse, sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.
These claims made by twigs have been supported by another former partner of LaBeouf’s, Karolyn Pho, as well as Australian singer Sia and director of Honey Boy, Alma Har’el.
It is also reported that Olivia Wilde fired LaBeouf from the set of Don’t Worry Darling, citing “poor behaviour”. LaBeouf’s replacement will be Harry Styles, who will star alongside Florence Pugh in a film that is sure to make every heart across the world flutter.
For those of you who have missed out on the hella-exciting shots taken from the set of the upcoming film, they feature Pugh and Styles as a 1950’s couple. The plot is said to revolve around Pugh discovering a secret in her marriage that changes everything.
LaBeouf recently addressed the claims made against him by twigs in an email sent to the New York Times.
“I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behaviour made them feel. I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalisation,” he wrote.
“I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me.
I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”
Shia LaBeouf also mentioned that he is currently a “sober member of a 12-step program”.
“I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism, but I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way.”
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