Sia backs up FKA Twigs, says she was ‘emotionally hurt’ by Shia LaBeouf

Twigs has sued the actor, alleging repeated physical, emotional and mental abuse and assaults during their relationship.

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FKA Twigs (left) has sued former boyfriend Shia LaBeouf (right), alleging he was physically and emotionally abusive.

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After FKA twigs filed a lawsuit alleging abuse by actor Shia LaBeouf, singer Sia is showing support for her fellow musician and making her own accusations against LaBeouf.

In a social media post Saturday, Sia recommended for others to “stay away” from the actor and said she had been “emotionally hurt” by LaBeouf, whom she worked with on a 2015 music video and who she now calls a “pathological liar.” 

LaBeouf “conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single,” Sia added. ”I believe he’s very sick and have compassion for him AND his victims. Just know, if you love yourself — stay safe, stay away.”

Sia, whose full name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, did not elaborate on the timeline or length of her relationship with LaBeouf. The actor appeared in Sia’s 2015 music video for her song “Elastic Heart.” At the time, he was dating Mia Goth, whom he married in a 2016 ceremony before they filed for divorce in 2018. 


Sia speaks during The Daily Front Row Fashion LA Awards in 2019.

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In a lawsuit filed Friday, 32-year-old FKA twigs, a singer-songwriter-dancer born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, sued her ex-boyfriend for repeated physical, emotional and mental abuse and assaults she alleged from their nearly yearlong relationship. 

Twigs further opened up on social media Friday, explaining she chose to share her experience in hopes it may help others who are in domestic violence situations. 

She noted it was hard for her to process she was in “an emotionally and physically abusive relationship” and never thought “something like this would happen to me.”

LaBeouf, 34, responded in an email to The Times, saying he was “not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel.”

“I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. 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.”


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