Shia LaBeouf is on hiatus by Hollywood talent agency CAA following a sexual battery complaint against the actor.
On Tuesday night, Variety announced that LaBeouf had been undergoing inpatient treatment for five weeks and is currently staying in an inpatient facility. A source with knowledge of the situation has verified to IndieWire that LaBeouf has decided to move away from work and to concentrate on his wellbeing and is currently undergoing inpatient treatment. He was on the hiatus from CAA and was not fired from the talent agency, according to the source.
IndieWire has contacted the members of LaBeouf and CAA for feedback.
LaBeouf’s hiatus from CAA was announced following a December lawsuit by LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend, Tahliah Debrett Barnett, also known as FKA twigs, who accused the actor of physical violence in their relationship. The complaint argued that LaBeouf had carried out many lurids, ranging from drunken assaults and manic driving to intentionally infecting FKA twigs with STD.
“I’d like to be able to raise awareness on the tactics that abusers use to control you and take away your agency,” FKA twigs said in December.
Karolyn Pho, another ex of LaBeouf who is involved in the lawsuit, alleged that:
“LaBeouf did not like it if they spoke to or looked at male waiters; in an interview, Ms. Barnett said she learned to keep her eyes down when men spoke to her. She also stated in the suit that Mr. LaBeouf had rules about how many times a day she had to kiss and touch him, which he enforced with constant haranguing and criticism.”
LaBeouf told the New York Times in December that “I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism,” but added that he was a “sober member of a 12-step program.”
“I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel,” LaBeouf said in December in response to the lawsuit, per Variety. “I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”
The lawsuit caused Netflix to scrub LaBeouf’s name from its “Pieces of a Woman” For Your Consideration Page in December. The film is LaBeouf’s most recent acting credit; he previously appeared in films such as “Transformers” and “The Tax Collector.”
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