Big Girls Cry: Sia Calls Out Shia LaBeouf after FKA Twigs

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How normalised is the abusive character of an ex-boyfriend? Count the number of times we ignore sexual assault under the excuse of “passionate lovemaking”. Try to figure out the pain of emotional distress which is discarded as routine in a toxic relationship. All over the globe, women have been a part of toxic and abusive relationships, which have not only left them emotionally battered but also sexually damaged. FKA Twigs recently sued her ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf for allegedly infliction of emotional distress and sexual battery. 

1. FKA Twigs sued Shia LaBeouf

FKA twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, accused LaBeouf of physically and emotionally abusing her when they were dating between 2018 and 2019. As per her complaint, the 34-year-old actor had constantly put her in a state of fear and humiliation. She also claimed that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease, the New York Times reports.


Detailing about their relationship in a civil lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, FKA twigs called LaBeouf abusive. She also went on to call her relationship with the actor the “worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life.”

2. What LaBeouf has to say about it

The proportion of shock and disgust we feel right now is directly proportional to the decibels of the whistles movies like Kabir Singh receive. Shia LaBeouf has not yet commented on the lawsuit. However, he told the Times he accepted he had “been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years”. “I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalisations…. 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.”

“I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behaviour made them feel,” he said in an email to the newspaper broadly addressing his conduct towards FKA twigs and a second former girlfriend who accused him of abusive behaviour.

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3. Sia spoke up about it

Sia, the famous Australian singer and songwriter who has given her fans many chartbusters like Chandelier, The Greatest, Big Girls Cry, Cheap Thrills and Move Your Body has also spoken up about her past relationship with actor Shia LaBeouf and is proud of FKA Twigs for talking about it. 

Apparently, she was conned into an adulterous relationship where LaBeouf lied to her about being single. Sia labelled him as a pathological liar. Also, she asked people to stay away from him as he is mentally and socially unfit.

She also encouraged and praised FKA Twigs for speaking up about the issue. She extended her solidarity to Twigs’ battle. This incredibly popular songstress has been socially communicative about several hurdles in her life like: alcoholism,bipolar disorder, a suicide attempt and the autoimmune disease she suffers from.

She has frankly addressed her poor coping mechanisms with the loss of her first love, how she took to drugs and alcohol and how despite socially desirable achievements her mental health was crumbling. 


She is a remarkable example of the fact that stars and icons can have extremely disturbed and difficult lives outside the chasm of fame. Sometime ago, Sia also spoke up about her neurological disorder-Ehler Danlos. In addition, she suffers from joint dislocations, chronic pain and stretchy fragile skin. She tweeted, “Pain is demoralising, and you’re not alone.” 

What is Sexual Battery?

The term is making headline in respect to FKA Twigs’ lawsuit. What is sexual battery? The definition of sexual battery varies from state to state in the United States of America, but in the state of California where FKA Twigs filed the lawsuit against Shia LeBeouf, the term sexual battery is states as intimate touching against one’s will for the purpose of sexual arousal gratification, or sexual abuse. Sexual battery is punishable.

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