Shia LaBeouf takes part in a major PDA session with actress Margaret Qualley 

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Shia LaBeouf was seen packing on the PDA with his new girlfriend Margaret Qualley in Los Angeles in the wake of FKA twigs’ lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery. 

The actor was picking Qualley up from the LAX airport when the public display of affection occurred

They were seen walking to his pickup truck where they started their make out session. At one point, Qualley is seen wrapping her leg around LaBeouf’s as they kissed. 

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Shia LaBeouf was seen packing on the PDA with his girlfriend and actress Margaret Qualley in Los Angeles in the wake of FKA twigs' lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery

At one point, Qualley is seen wrapping her leg around LaBeouf's as they kissed

Shia LaBeouf was seen packing on the PDA with his girlfriend and actress Margaret Qualley in Los Angeles in the wake of FKA twigs’ lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery

The actor was picking Qualley up from the LAX airport when the public display of affection occurred

The actor was picking Qualley up from the LAX airport when the public display of affection occurred 

They were seen walking to his pickup truck where they started their make out session

Qualley is seen with her arms and one leg wrapped around LaBeouf

They were seen walking to his pickup truck where they started their make out session

They then got inside the truck where things got a bit steamier. They even stopped and kissed before paying for their parking.  

The public display of affection comes just months after they both stripped naked to portray passionate lovers in a short choreographed film Love Me Like You Hate Me. 

The video, created to go with a song written by Qualley’s sister Rainey, was introduced by the singer on social media in October, along with a selection of screen-grabs from the 10-minute video.

The split-screen video shows Qualley, 26, and Shia, 34, embroiled in an intense relationship featuring some particularly raw sex scenes.

Saturday’s images also come more than a week after LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend, FKA twigs filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.

Her suit quickly caught the attention of Australian singer Sia who tweeted her support for FKA twigs.

The 44-year-old Elastic Heart singer called LaBeouf ‘a pathological liar’, claiming on social media that she was also mistreated by him. 

British star FKA twigs, 32, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming that LaBeouf knowingly gave the singer, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, an STD and abused her – both emotionally and physically – during their brief relationship that ended in 2019.

They then got inside the truck where things got a bit steamier (pictured)

They then got inside the truck where things got a bit steamier (pictured) 

They even stopped and kissed before paying for their parking (pictured)

They even stopped and kissed before paying for their parking (pictured) 

Before the PDA, LaBeouf was seen walking Qualley to his truck

They were seen laughing before kissing each other

Before the PDA, LaBeouf was seen walking Qualley to his truck. They were seen laughing before kissing each other 

LaBeouf is seen loading the model's suitcase into his truck on Saturday

LaBeouf is seen loading the model’s suitcase into his truck on Saturday 

On Twitter, Sia wrote in support of FKA twigs’ claims, which were published in an article in the New York Times, saying: ‘I too have been hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single.’ 

‘I believe he’s very sick and have compassion for him AND his victims. Just know, if you love yourself – stay safe, stay away,’ she added of the 34-year-old Hollywood star.

Praising @FKAtwigs for being open, Sia added: ‘Also I love you. This is very courageous and I’m very proud of you.’

In FKA twigs’ damning lawsuit, she details numerous alleged incidents of abuse including a time he threatened to crash a car if she didn’t say she loved him, and being allegedly woken up by him trying to choke her. 

She also claims he forced her to sleep naked and that he kept a loaded gun by his bedside.

The pair dated for less than a year before ending things in May 2019 with sources saying at the time the separation was down to her work schedule. 

In one incident detailed in the lawsuit, the Transformers star was allegedly speeding in Los Angeles in February 2019 when the couple were returning from a trip to the desert.

He removed his seat belt and threatened to crash the car unless she told him she loved him, the lawsuit says. LaBeouf is said to have parked at a gas station after she begged him to stop and let her out. 

The public display of affection comes just a week after LaBeouf's ex-girlfriend, FKA twigs filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. The then couple pictured together in Paris in September 2018

The public display of affection comes just a week after LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend, FKA twigs filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. The then couple pictured together in Paris in September 2018

Her suit quickly caught the attention of Australian singer Sia who tweeted her support for FKA twigs

Her suit quickly caught the attention of Australian singer Sia who tweeted her support for FKA twigs

 

Transformers star Labeouf appeared in the video for Sia's 2016 song Elastic Heart, which featured on her album Girls Of Pop

Sia said: 'I too have been hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single' Labeouf is picturediin the video for Sia's huge hit Elastic Heart

Labeouf appeared in the video for Sia’s 2016 song Elastic Heart, which featured on her album Girls Of Pop. She tweeted of the Transformers actor: ‘I too have been hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single’

Shia LaBeouf responds to allegations made by FKA twigs

‘I owe these women the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those thing I have done. As someone in recovery, I have to face almost daily reminders of things I did say and do when I was drinking.

‘It has always been easy for me to accept responsibility when my behavior reflects poorly on myself, but it’s much harder to accept the knowledge that I may have caused great pain to others. 

‘I can’t rewrite history. I can only accept it and work to be better in the future. I write this as a sober member of a twelve-step program and in therapy for my many failings. 

‘I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism, but I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way.’ 

When she removed her bags from the trunk, LaBeouf allegedly threw her against the car, screamed in her face and then forced her to get back in the vehicle. 

Just prior to the gas station incident, FKA twigs alleges she woke in the middle of the night to find the Transformers actor choking her.  

LaBeouf appeared in the 2015 music video for Sia’s song Elastic Heart, which featured on her album Girls Of Pop, alongside Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler. 

It’s not clear when Sia and Labeouf were romantically linked. Before his relationship with FKA twigs, Labeouf spent years romantically involved with his Nymphomaniac co-star Mia Goth, whom he met while making the 2012 film.

Although the pair were pictured participating in a ceremony at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in October 2016, and the actor said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they had wed, Clark County contended that the event was not a legal marriage.  

Shortly thereafter his representative told People magazine: ‘Shia and Mia have filed for divorce. The separation is amicable and all details pertaining to the divorce proceedings will remain private.’

However, Shia and Mia were spotted sharing a kiss on a park bench in March of this year while wearing their wedding bands. 

In 2018, he acted opposite FKA twigs in the film Honey Boy, which he wrote as well as starred in, and the pair were seen out together in September of that year. She said he eventually convinced her to stay in Los Angeles with him instead of moving back to London, where she is based. 

After news of the lawsuit broke, FKA twigs took to Twitter to speak publicly about the allegations, saying: ‘It may be surprising to you to learn that  I was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. It was hard for me to process too, during and after. Inever thought something like this would happen to me.’

Barnett continued: ‘[W]hich is why I have decided it’s important for me to talk about it and try to help people understand that when you are under the coercive control of an abuser or in an intimate partner violent relationship leaving doesn’t feel like a safe or achievable option.’

The British singer added: ‘i hope that by sharing my experience i can truly help others feel like they are not alone and shed some light on how those who are worried somebody they care about may be in an abusive relationship can help because i understand it can be confusing and hard to know what to do.’

Barnett noted: ‘[T]he statistics on domestically abusive and intimate partner violence relationships are shocking and during covid i have been really anxious because i know many victims will have been literally trapped with their abusers with no relief or way to get out.’ 

FKA twigs

Labeouf responded with a statement saying he will be 'forever sorry' for people he harmed while under the influence of alcohol

Labeouf responded with a statement saying he will be ‘forever sorry’ for people he harmed while under the influence of alcohol

The Cheltenham-born musical artist wrote: ‘[M]y second worst nightmare is being forced to share with the world that I am a survivor of domestic violence my first worst nightmare is not telling anyone and knowing that I could have helped even just one person by sharing my story.’

She concluded: ‘[H]ere are some amazing charities and helplines that i recommend donating to and calling if you or somebody you know needs support…’

Her tweet referenced the National Domestic Violence Hotline as well as the Los Angeles-based organization FreeFrom and a group called Sistah Space that offers ‘Specialist support for African & Caribbean heritage women affected by DV’. 

Labeouf allegedly hid his STD symptoms with make-up and knowingly infected at least one other woman before twigs, according to the singer, who described her ex-boyfriend as ‘a danger to women everywhere’. 

The singer also says in the suit that LaBeouf would boast about driving round Los Angeles shooting stray dogs to get into character for an acting role as a killer.  

She claims he told her he killed the animals because he wanted to ‘know what it felt like to take a life’ so he could get into character for his acting role in crime film The Tax Collector.

Twigs says in the suit that his claims left her ‘profoundly disturbed and terrified’.

On Twitter she alleged: 'it may be surprising to you to learn that i was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship'

On Twitter she alleged: ‘it may be surprising to you to learn that i was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship’

The suit details how FKA twigs had bloodwork done to test for the disease and learned she had been infected. The singer also says in the lawsuit that she learned later that he had also infected at least one other woman prior to her.

LaBeouf allegedly also concealed his condition from this sexual partner.   

The pair dated for less than a year before ending things in May 2019, with sources saying at the time the separation was down to her work schedule. 

The lawsuit says LaBeouf initially showed ‘over-the-top displays of affection’ towards her but then he started insisting on rules, including how many times she had to show affection to him in a day. 

She claims he forced her to sleep naked and that he kept a loaded gun by the bed. In the lawsuit, twigs claims she feared going to the bathroom at night in case he thought she was an intruder and fired the gun. 

The singer also says in the lawsuit that she later learned he didn’t like it if she spoke or even looked at male waiters. Twigs started keeping her eyes down when men spoke to her, the lawsuit says. 

The lawsuit details how LaBeouf started isolating her so much that she began doubting her creative team and her manager couldn’t reach her. 

It came around the time she was finishing her Magdalene record, which resulted in the album’s release having to be delayed several times and her tour rescheduled.   

Twigs said she eventually started seeing a therapist who started helping her plan her exit.

She was packing to leave in spring 2019 when it is claimed LaBeouf came to her house and allegedly ‘violently grabbed’ her in front of her housekeeper. He locked her in a room and screamed at her, the lawsuit says. 

In an interview with the NYT, another one of LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriends, Karolyn Pho, described similar allegations related to her relationship with the actor. 

She claims he pinned her to the bed while drunk and headbutted her until she bled.  

In a statement to the NYT, LaBeouf said many of the allegations ‘are not true’ but he isn’t in a position to ‘defend any of my actions’.  He blamed his alcoholism and PTSD. 

‘I owe these women the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those thing I have done. As someone in recovery, I have to face almost daily reminders of things I did say and do when I was drinking,’ he said.  

‘It has always been easy for me to accept responsibility when my behavior reflects poorly on myself, but it’s much harder to accept the knowledge that I may have caused great pain to others.

‘I can’t rewrite history. I can only accept it and work to be better in the future. I write this as a sober member of a twelve-step program and in therapy for my many failings. 

‘I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism, but I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way.’ 

Twigs said she never reported LaBeouf to police because she initially feared it would harm her career and then because she thought authorities wouldn’t take it seriously.   

Twigs said she filed the lawsuit and was speaking out about it to show how even someone with a large network like herself could be caught up in an abusive cycle. 

‘The whole time I was with him, I could have bought myself a business-flight plane ticket back to my four-story townhouse in Hackney,’ she said. 

‘He brought me so low, below myself, that the idea of leaving him and having to work myself back up just seemed impossible. What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life. 

‘I don’t think people would ever think that it would happen to me. But I think that’s the thing. It can happen to anybody.’ 

The singer said she plans to donate a significant portion of any damages she receives from litigation to domestic-violence charities. 

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