“People don’t think this will happen to a woman like me”
FKA Tiggs has once again spoken out about the alleged misconduct during his relationship with Shia La Bioff, stating that “it can happen to anyone”.
The musician – real name Tahlia Barnett – filed a lawsuit in December accusing the actor of sexual abuse, assault and emotional distress. The former couple were together for over a year.
LaBeouf’s legal team denied last week (10 February) “each of the allegations” leveled at the actor.
Speaking in a new interview with that, Tiggs further elaborated their previous relationship and accused La Beauf of adopting a “calculated, systematic, difficult, and maze-like” strategy to control her.
“It’s a miracle I was alive,” he told the publication, “People don’t think it will happen to me with a woman.”
Explaining how the alleged abuse progressed over time, he said: “If you put a frog in a boiling pot of water, the frog is about to jump straight out.” Whereas if you put a frog in cold water and heat it slowly, this frog is going to boil to death. That was my experience [LaBeouf]. “
Barnett recalled the alleged incident on Valentine’s Day 2019, detailed in a lawsuit filed late last year.
The lawsuit alleges that La Beauf was driving the car carelessly with Tiggs on the passenger seat before he removed his seatbelt and threatened to crash the car until he confesses his love for her . After begging to get out of the vehicle, the actor allegedly chased her and physically assaulted her before driving her back to her car.
“I was thinking to myself, ‘I wonder what will happen to my body … if [we] Hit a wall at a speed of 80 mph? ‘,’ Barnett explained that. “I was looking for an airbag and I couldn’t see the sign on the airbag, so I was thinking, ‘If it doesn’t have an airbag, will this car crush my sternum?”
“I was thinking, ‘Oh no, if I bend that way, and the front of the car hits my head, will it bite my neck?” “Tigs also considered” jump[ing] Out of the car at a speed of 80 mph in an attempt to escape.
The singer told the outlet that she believes she survived the relationship due to “pure luck”, “I can honestly say that I could have said that I gained some strength and I saw this light. I wish I could say Finds.[It is] A testament to my strong character, ‘or’ this is the way my mother raised me. ‘
“This is none. It is pure luck that I am no longer in that position. “
The twigs felt in lockdown that many women could be trapped in abusive relationships, which prompted them to “come forward and talk about my experience”.
Last month, Barnett opened up about his experience during the appearance of Louise Theroux land Podcast. She Explained that “wanted to talk outside” because it’s something in society that is a really big problem and it’s really common, but for some reason, we don’t talk about it. “
After Weeks, Twiggs first accused LaBeouf of misconduct, with his lawyer stating that the actor wanted to enter a rehab facility to address his addiction and psychological issues.
Sia recently claimed that she and FKA Tiggs were inadvertently dating LaBeouf at the same time.
The Australian singer-songwriter described the actor – who had previously accused her of being a “diseased lie” – as a “sick puppy”, but said she felt she would always “love him”.
If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, call the following for help:
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