After FKA Twigs’s (Tahliah Debrett Barnett) recent lawsuit, things are spiraling down for Shia Labeouf. The singer accused Labeouf of sexual battery and assault in her recent lawsuit. And now, Netflix has also taken steps to distance itself from the actor.
Labeouf stars alongside Vanessa Kirby in Netflix’s upcoming movie Pieces of a Woman. Now, he plays the role of Sean alongside Kirby’s Martha, where the two are a couple. They are coping with life after the disastrous death of their child after a tragic home birth. Labeouf had been a part of the publicity campaign for the film and his name was plastered on the posters as well. However, Netflix took notice of the allegations brought to light by FKA Twigs.
Netflix removes Shia Labeouf from the credits of Pieces of a Woman
After the allegations surfaced, Netflix has removed Shia Labeouf’s name from the awards page for Pieces of a Woman. You can’t find his name either in the summary of the film or among the names put forth for awards consideration by Netflix. Moreover, the stills from the film that Netflix has provided do not include Labeouf either. They are still promoting the film though, with Vanessa Kirby and fellow stars Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, and Benny Safdie.
Labeouf experienced a resurgence in his career after rehab and a public apology. His work in the movies Honey Boy, American Honey, and The Peanut Butter Falcon got a lot of praise as well. And people knew about years of bad behavior. But all that hard work has been put to a halt by these recent allegations.
FKA Twigs accused physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive during their relationship. This included Labeouf driving recklessly, took his seat belt off, and telling Barnett to say she loves him or else he’ll crash the car. Moreover, Barnett alleges that Labeouf once woke her up in the middle of the night by choking her. Furthermore, Labeouf also harangued her during their relationship, even putting restrictions on how many times she is allowed to kiss him. Labeouf also kept a gun beside him in bed. As a result, Barnett would be scared to go to the bathroom late at night, thinking Labeouf might mistake her for a thief and shoot her. Labeouf also knowingly infected Barnett with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
In response to FKA Twigs’s allegations, Labeouf said in a statement:
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.