FKA Twigs will always be our #WCW. She’s stunning, a little weird, and a musical genius. But recently the singer went public with a lawsuit, and some heartbreaking news. It’s official: FKA Twigs (otherwise known as Tahliah Debrett Barnett) is suing actor and ex-boyfriend for emotional, mental, and physical domestic abuse during their relationship.
The 32-year-old went public with tragic details in an interview with the New York Times. In it, she called her relationship with Shia as “the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life”. The two met when she was cast in his film Honey Boy, and started dating after the filming for the movie finished.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time that Shia Leboeuf has been accused of abuse. Multiple ex-girlfriends, including stylist Karolyn Pho, confirmed that Shia was abusive.
The suit also states a horrifying ordeal that FKA was put in. In February 2019, Barnett was in the passenger seat of a car her ex Leboeuf was recklessly driving. He took off his seatbelt and warned her that he’d crash unless she told him she loved him. She begged him to let her out of the car, and after dropping her off at a gas station, he followed her and slammed her against the car, while screamed inches from her face. During the same trip, they took a desert vacation out of LA, where he woke her up in the middle of the night choking her.