FKA twigs has publicly spoken out in support of Sia after the Chandelier singer claimed she was “conned” into an “adulterous relationship” with Shia LaBeouf.
In case you missed it, twigs (real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett) filed a lawsuit against LaBeouf over the weekend, suing him for physical, mental and emotional abuse. The allegations date back to when the pair were in a romantic relationship in 2019.
Barnett told the New York Times that the alleged experience was “the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life” and that she was speaking out to raise awareness of the “tactics that abusers use to control you.”
Sia has also spoken out against LaBeouf following the news of the lawsuit, prompting Barnett to offer her support.
“I’m sorry Sia this reinforces why I had to publicly share my experience. We need to support each other,” she wrote.
— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) December 13, 2020
“Love you back @Sia you’re an inspiration and thank you everyone for your love and solidarity <3,” she said in a separate tweet.
According to the lawsuit, Barnett was allegedly a passenger in LaBeouf’s car in February 2019 while he was driving recklessly and threatened to crash the car unless she told him she loved him. This is one of numerous allegations included in the lawsuit.
Following the news of the allegations, LaBeouf issued a lengthy statement, in which he asserted that many of the claims are untrue, but also apologised for his actions.
“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 rationalisations. 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.”
Barnett has asserted that any financial compensation she receives as a result of the lawsuit will be donated to domestic violence charities.
“It was actually very expensive, and a massive undertaking of time and resources, to get out,” she told the New York Times.