In a new interview, actor Shia LaBeouf has made a shocking claim that he was raped by a woman in February during his #IAMSORRY event. In an email for Dazed & Confused Magazine, Shia says that while performing (wearing a paper bag on his head) in Los Angeles, California in February, one woman whipped him for minutes and raped him while his girlfriend waited to see him on line outside the door. In the email, Shia writes:
“One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for 10 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 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.”
Shia also claimed that he is a newly baptized man. He says that after being cast in Fury:
“I accepted Christ in my heart – tattooed my surrender and became a chaplain’s assistant to Captain Yates for the 41st Infantry. I spent a month living on a forward operating base. Then I linked up with my cast and went to Fort Irwin. I pulled my tooth out, knifed my face up and spent days watching horses die. I didn’t bathe for four months. I met some tankers who told me that was just the way it was out there – some guys had the same pair of socks on for three years.”
Shia says that he chose not to report the rape. Shia’s collaborators, British artist Luke Turner and Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, have said they intervened as soon as they became aware of the incident and put a stop to it. Both artists posted the same statements on Twitter on Sunday, which they described as ‘important clarifications’ about the project.
“Nowhere did we state that people could do whatever they wanted to Shia during #IAMSORRY. As soon as we were aware of the incident starting to occur, we put a stop to it and ensured that the woman left.”
When asked if the incident was reported to the police, Luke did not respond but said that their collaboration with the actor continued. What are your thoughts on this terrible incident? Post your comments below.
Source: Radar Online
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