Shia LaBeouf Admits He ‘F*cked Up’ While Addressing Abuse Allegations: ‘I Hurt That Woman’

"I hurt a lot of people, and I'm fully aware of that," the actor said in a new interview. "And I'm going to owe for the rest of my life."
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Shia LaBeouf attends the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 03, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for HFA)
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FKA Twigs’ lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf is set to go to trial in April 2023, but the actor is already opening up about the abuse allegations against him. In a new appearance on Jon Bernthal’s “Real Ones” podcast (via Variety), LaBeouf admitted to hurting Twigs, though he did not mention her by name. The singer-songwriter has accused LaBeouf of choking her, threatening to crash a car she was riding in, and deliberately giving her a sexually transmitted disease.

“I hurt that woman,” LaBeouf said. “And in the process of doing that, I hurt many other people, and many other people before that woman. I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-centered, dishonest, inconsiderate, fearful human being.”

LaBeouf has previously denied many of the allegations, though he appeared to be in a reflective and remorseful mood while discussing his relationship with Twigs.

“When I think about what my life has become, and what it is now, like what my purpose is now… I need to be useful,” he said. “And when I look at this #MeToo environment, there’s not a whole lot of dudes that are taking accountability.”

The interview comes just days after Olivia Wilde gave a bombshell interview in which she claimed that she fired LaBeouf from her upcoming film “Don’t Worry Darling” because she was worried that the allegations against him could compromise Florence Pugh’s safety.

“A lot came to light after this happened that really troubled me, in terms of his behavior,” Wilde said. “For our film, what we really needed was an energy that was incredibly supportive. Particularly with a movie like this, I knew that I was going to be asking Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and my priority was making her feel safe and making her feel supported.”

LaBeouf denied Wilde’s recounting of the story, telling Wilde that he quit the project over scheduling conflicts in an email shared with IndieWire.

“I am a little confused about the narrative that I was fired,” he wrote. “You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors & I couldn’t find time to rehearse.”

While LaBeouf is still contesting specific allegations, he made it very clear throughout the interview with Bernthal that he regrets some of his past behavior.

“I fucked up bad,” he said. “Like crash and burn type shit. [I] hurt a lot of people, and I’m fully aware of that. And I’m going to owe for the rest of my life.”

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