In December of 2020, a civil lawsuit that FKA Tiggs filed against her ex-boyfriend, Shia La Bioff, was made public. The lawsuit accused La Beauf of verbal, physical, emotional and sexual violence. And while the profiling of experiencing abuses was already excruciating, a more detailed account of the singer’s relationship with the actor is even more
On the set of Labouf and Tiggs met back in 2018 honey Boy. The film, which is a semi-autobiographical account of LaBeouf’s past, was to rule her career in Hollywood. During filming, the pair formed an affair and began dating shortly thereafter. And while they looked like Hollywood’s new “It Couple” from the outside, their relationship was anything but a healthy one.
FKA Twigs details her relationship with ex-boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf
In an interview with that, Tiggs detailed his relationship with LaBeouf. The “Mirror Heart” singer shared that the relationship was so violent and toxic, that “it’s a miracle I was alive.” According to the singer, LaBeouf adopted a calculative method for abusing and employed various methods of torturing her such as gaslighting, sleeplessness, physical violence, sexual violence, isolation, control, etc.
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“If you put a frog in a boiling water, that frog is going to jump straight out,” FKA Tiggs shared, detailing how LaBeouf used several insidious methods over time to keep her in an abusive relationship. Will use “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]. “
Intentional isolation and how the ‘cellophane’ singer turned out
FKA Tiggs stated that LaBeouf was an expert in keeping her isolated and cut out with friends and family members who might feel something was wrong and provided her with support. “Once, he heard me laughing on FaceTime with his friend, he remembered. “He I came and argued with me extensively because he said that he does not make me laugh like this. Then I had to hide my friends with laughter. It’s isolation, so I don’t talk to my friends. “
The singer eventually broke out of the relationship on her own, but she made it to “pure luck”, detailing that more than one attempt was eventually made to leave the Disney Channel alum. FKA Twigs also revealed that it was important to share her story because she wanted to dispel the misconception that abuse could only happen to certain types of people.
Why FKA Tiggs decided to tell the story of their abuse
People would not have thought about the abuse FKA tigs had in their relationship that it would happen to a woman like me. “The biggest misconception is, ‘Well, you are smart. If it was so bad, why didn’t you leave?’ It can happen to anyone.” The “Video Girl” artist also shared that the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic was also a factor that made her decide to tell her story. Because a lot of people were in lockdown, she started thinking about the scores of people who were stuck with her abuses 24/7. “It made me realize that I needed to come forward and talk about my experience.”
Luckily, FKA Tiggs has begun to recover his relationship with LaBeouf. Hopefully, her story will help clear up some misconceptions about people who may be a target of abuse. Furthemore, we hope that more people can learn to spot signs of offending to help themselves or others.