What Shia LaBeouf's Co-Star Has To Say About FKA Twigs' Allegations

It seems like Shia LaBeouf's co-star Vanessa Kirby isn't taking sides following FKA Twigs' domestic abuse allegations. The singer's December 2020 lawsuit — in which FKA Twigs accused the Transformers star of "sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress," per The New York Times – seemingly overshadowed the actor's venture with Kirby. LaBeouf and The Crown actress star alongside each other in Pieces of a Woman, which tells the story of a couple struggling to heal after losing a child during birth and feautures instances of domestic violence.

In addition to FKA Twigs' shocking claims, The New York Times detailed two other incidents of alleged abuse inflicted by LaBeouf on ex-girlfriend Karolyn Pho and ex-wife Mia Goth. Singer Sia also came forward in December 2020 as a victim of LaBeouf's alleged misconduct. However, the actor told the outlet via email that "many of these allegations are not true," adding that he was "a sober member of a 12-step program." LaBeouf also told the outlet he was in therapy. Despite the claims made against him, in December 2020, news broke that he was dating actress Margaret Qualley, who is reportedly "smitten" with the actor, per US Weekly

Keep scrolling to find out what his co-star has to say about the allegations.

Vanessa Kirby is staying out of Shia LaBeouf's drama

With the talk around Shia LaBeouf, all eyes are on his Pieces of a Woman co-star Vanessa Kirby to shed some light on the shocking allegations against the actor. "I stand with all survivors of abuse and respect the courage of anyone who speaks their truth," Kirby told The Times on Jan. 3, 2021. "Regarding the recent news, I can't comment on an ongoing legal case."

Although Kirby took a diplomatic approach to address the situation, Netflix has taken a more affirmative stance. Kirby and LaBeouf's film first debuted at the Venice Film Festival in September 2020 and is set to hit Netflix on Jan. 7, 2021, however, the streaming service appears to have distanced itself from LaBeouf following the abuse allegations. Despite playing a lead role, Netflix has removed all traces of LaBeouf's name from its website and award campaign.

The decision to nix LaBeouf's name from the film was presumably in light of the allegations, but the fact that aspects of the film are eerily similar to FKA Twigs' real-life recount of events surely raised some eyebrows. According to The Times, LaBeouf's character forces his wife into having sex and throws a heavy workout ball at her. In FKA Twigs' lawsuit, she claimed LaBeouf was sexually aggressive and would enforce a quota of how often the then-couple had to be intimate. It seems like LaBeouf might have to help his fans separate fact from fiction more so than ever.

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. You can also find more information, resources, and support at www.thehotline.org.