Shia LeBeouf is reportedly seeking treatment after being accused by ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs of physical, emotional, and mental abuse in a lawsuit.
via Page Six:
“Shia needs help and he knows that,” LaBeouf’s attorney said to Variety on Dec. 24. “We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.”
LaBeouf’s past is riddled with strife as well, as he struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol and suffered several public breakdowns after rising to fame as a young star on Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.”
Until the scandal broke, the actor was considered an awards contender for his upcoming Netflix film “Pieces of a Woman” opposite Vanessa Kirby, already a favorite to take home an acting trophy this season. Sources told the outlet, however, that the streamer and even the actor himself felt that campaigns should be focused on Kirby and Ellen Burstyn.
After filing the suit, FKA Twigs addressed her allegations on Twitter.
“It may be surprising to you to learn that I was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship,” she began a string of tweets. “It was hard for me to process too, during and after I never thought something like this would happen to me.”
Barnett said in coming forward, she hoped “to help people understand that when you are under the coercive control of an abuser or in an intimate partner violent relationship leaving doesn’t feel like a safe or achievable option.”
We hope he’s taking this seriously and not just saying whatever he feels people need to hear for the sake of his career.