Alma Har’el, director of Shia LaBeouf’s biopic “Honeyboy,” shows support for LaBeouf’s alleged abuse victims FKA Twigs and Karolyn Pho.
“I have a deep respect for FKA Twigs’ courage and resilience. Reading what she endured left me heartbroken and I stand with her in solidarity. I’m sending my love to her, Karolyn Pho, all victims of domestic violence, and everyone who is trying to stop cycles of abuse,” Har’el said in a statement to Variety. “As a filmmaker and an artist, I am drawn to stories that help us develop empathy for the messy parts of the human condition. Like many of Shia’s collaborators and fans who battled substance abuse, suffered childhood trauma, and face mental illness, I am painfully aware of my past investment in his recovery. I want to send a clear message today that none of the above should excuse, minimize, or rationalize domestic violence.”
Last Friday singer-songwriter FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf for alleged physical and emotional abuse that she endured while they were in a relationship. Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs —born Tahlia Barnett— started dating after the filming finished for LaBeouf’s 2019 film “Honeyboy.” The lawsuit also included similar allegations from stylist and LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend Karolyn Pho.
FKA Twigs has received much support for courageously speaking out about her alleged abusive relationship with LaBeouf, inspiring other women to do the same. Shortly after FKA Twigs spoke out about her tumultuous relationship with LaBeouf, Sia spoke of her own toxic experience with him.
“I too have been hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single,” Sia tweeted on Saturday. “I believe he’s very sick and have compassion for him AND his victims. Just know, if you love yourself — stay safe, stay away.”
Shia LaBeouf has yet to publicly address the rumors beyond an email statement to The New York Times.