FKA Twigs Trial Date Set For Lawsuit Against Ex Boyfriend Shia LeBeouf – Singer Accuses Him Of Sexual Battery & Assault
FKA Twigs won a trial date for her claims against ex-boyfriend, actor Shia LaBeouf.
It was announced Monday that there will be a trial date set for FKA Twigs after her lawyer accused LaBeouf of “gaslighting” the British avant-pop star amid her ongoing lawsuit alleging “relentless abuse” during a “living nightmare” relationship. Twigs’ lawyer, Bryan Freedman told sources,
“The gaslighting has gone on long enough here and it’s time to hold Shia LaBeouf accountable. My client wants a trial date.”
As previously reported, FKA Twigs (real name Tahliah Barnett) is suing Shia LaBeouf over sexual battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims that she filed back in December 2020. According to court documents, FKA twigs highlighted an alleged incident from Valentine’s Day in 2019, where Shia LaBeouf was said to be speeding and driving recklessly in Los Angeles. The two had just returned from a trip.
He allegedly removed his seatbelt and said he would crash the car unless she told him she loved him. Reportedly, she begged him to let her out of the car and he stopped at a gas station and removed her bags. While she got out of the car, she alleged he followed her and slammed her against it before making her get back in the vehicle.
Shia LaBeouf initially seemed apologetic for his action in a statement to The New York Times and said:
“I’m 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.”
However, the “Disturbia” actor later denied FKA Twig’s allegations in a February 2021 answer to her complaint, stating that he denied causing her
“any injury or loss” and that she is not “entitled to any relief or damages whatsoever.”
The trial date has been set for April 17, 2023 in which both parties will go before a jury.
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