Shia LaBeouf’s arrests, altercations and attempts at art have garnered more attention than his acting in recent years, and now he’s raising eyebrows, again with an accusation of sexual assault.
In an interview with Dazed & Confused magazine, he says a woman raped him during his #IAMSORRY performance art installation in L.A. earlier this year.
“One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me. …There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with disheveled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well. On top of that my girl (actress Mia Goth) was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event — we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it traveled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.”
A rep for LaBeouf was contacted for a statement, but we have yet to hear back.
Journalist Piers Morgan has slammed LaBeouf’s admission as an offensive publicity stunt.
Source: USA Today | Arienne Thompson