Shia LaBeouf seemingly credited his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs for “saving my life” after she publicly accused him of “relentless abuse.”
The “Cellophane” singer, 34, sued LaBeouf, 36, for sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional misery in December 2020.
Twigs accused the actor of choking her, threatening to crash the automobile they have been each in, and knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted illness. However LaBeouf has denied her claims.
He mentioned she was not “entitled to any reduction or damages by any means.”
With their trial date set for April 17 subsequent yr, LaBeouf admitted he’s skilled a serious “perspective shift” which made him see that his accuser really saved his life.
In an interview launched Thursday with Phrase on Fireplace Catholic Ministries’ Bishop Robert Barron, LaBeouf opened up about his new mind-set.
“After I take into consideration what’s occurred in my life this fashion, previous me was so upset, so resentful concerning the girl who accused me of all this,” he mentioned, alluding to FKA Twigs.
“I needed to go on Twitter and write all this stuff. I needed to justify this and clarify all this. Now I really see that the girl saved my life. She is, for me, a saint in my life. She saved my life. The angle shift feels miraculous.”
In a determined bid to turn out to be a greater model of himself, the actor admitted he stop alcohol for good and has now been sober for greater than a yr and a half.
Shia Labeouf’s ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, who has claimed he abused and threatened her throughout their relationship. Dave Benett/Getty Photos
Relating his private “journey” in a latest letter addressed to Olivia Wilde amid their bitter feud, LaBeouf opened up about his sobriety within the letter, printed by Selection on Friday.
“I’ve launched into a journey that feels redemptive & righteous (soiled phrase however becoming),” he instructed Wilde earlier than slamming claims she had fired him from the movie.
“I write to you now with 627 days of sobriety and an ethical compass that by no means existed earlier than my nice humbling that was the final yr and 1 / 4 of my life.”