The reply was filed on Feb. 5 by LaBeouf’s lawyer, Shawn Holley. The actor is at present receiving care in an inpatient remedy facility.
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The submitting is routine in civil litigation, the place events are obliged to reply inside 30 days of being served. The submitting states that LaBeouf, the defendant, denies “each and every allegation contained” within the criticism. It additionally states that her sexual battery claims are “barred in whole or in part because none of the acts alleged were based on sex and/or the conduct was not sexual.”
FKA Twigs filed a sexual battery swimsuit in mid December, accusing LaBeouf — her ex-boyfriend and “Honey Boy” co-star — of bodily abuse, assault and infliction of emotional misery throughout their relationship.
At the time, LaBeouf acknowledged wrongdoing, issuing an announcement himself the place he admitted to his alcoholism, aggression and abuse to these round him for years.
“I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel,” LaBeouf stated in December. “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.”
LaBeouf is at present present process inpatient remedy and has been living at a facility for multiple month. His launch relies on his restoration, and people near the “Transformers” star have stated the actor acknowledges he wants assist and is dedicated to getting care, as he’s stepped away from the business and is hitting the pause button on his profession. Earlier this week, Variety discovered LaBeouf has been on hiatus with CAA for at the least a month, which has been described as a mutual parting of the way, however a call he made himself, quite than him being dropped by the Hollywood expertise company.
When contacted by Variety for remark regarding the perfunctory denial of the criticism, an lawyer FKA Twigs — born Tahliah Barnett — says LaBeouf is “gaslighting” his consumer.
“Upon being confronted with Ms. Barnett’s lawsuit, Mr. LaBeouf admitted his reprehensible conduct and then checked himself into some type of inpatient treatment,” the singer and actor’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, tells Variety Thursday. “To the extent his five-week treatment has been focused on denials and gaslighting, he may want to revisit the type of help he is receiving. Mr. LaBeouf’s legal tact and recovery plan, while not surprising, are poorly misguided self-help strategies.”
In response, LaBeouf’s lawyer stated, “As Mr. Freedman is well aware, a lawyer issuing general denials to all the allegations in a lawsuit is standard procedure in civil practice and signals nothing about Shia’s past statements or his acceptance of responsibility for things he has done wrong. Nothing has changed.”
FKA Twigs lives within the United Kingdom, and is unable to travel to the U.S. because of COVID restrictions. As a end result, a trial is just not anticipated to happen till 2022 on the earliest.
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