Shia LaBeouf has parted ways with his agency as he reportedly begins inpatient treatment, after the actor was sued for sexual battery.
The 34-year-old was sued by ex-girlfriend FKA twigs in December, with the singer accusing LaBeouf of sexual battery and ‘relentless’ abuse.
A former girlfriend of LaBeouf’s, Karolyn Pho, also alleges that the actor once headbutted her after drunkenly pinning her to a bed.
While LaBeouf claimed at the time that ‘many’ of the women’s allegations were not true, the star has reportedly begun treatment at an inpatient facility, according to Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.
The Disturbia star has reportedly been receiving treatment for over five weeks, and his release will be dependent on his recovery.
It is unclear exactly what type of treatment LaBeouf is receiving, although while addressing twigs’ lawsuit, he admitted to ‘alcoholism and aggression’ and said he had ‘been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years’.
It was claimed that LaBeouf has not been fired by his agency Creative Arts Agency (CAA), but has not been working with the star for a month.
According to Variety, the Transformers star made the decision to take a break from acting to focus on his recovery.
An attorney for LaBeouf previously said: ‘Shia needs help and he knows that. We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.’
Prior to this, an attorney for FKA twigs and Pho claimed that they attempted to solve the matter privately ‘on the condition that Mr. LaBeouf agree to receive meaningful and consistent psychological treatment’ and that he make a donation to a domestic violence shelter.
The attorney said: ‘Since he was unwilling to agree to get appropriate help, [twigs] filed this suit to prevent others from unknowingly suffering similar abuse by him.’
FKA twigs, 33, filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that LaBeouf was driving recklessly in a car with his girlfriend shortly after Valentine’s Day in 2019 before removing his seatbelt and threatening to crash unless she professed her love for him.
The Two Weeks singer alleges that LaBeouf threw her against the car at a gas station while screaming in her face.
FKA twigs, real name Tahliah Barnett, also alleges that LaBeouf knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
In the wake of the allegations, Netflix scrubbed LaBeouf from the For Your Consideration page for their awards season contender Pieces of a Woman, which he stars in alongside Vanessa Kirby.
He is not currently signed up to film any future projects.
It also emerged that Olivia Wilde fired LaBeouf from Don’t Worry Darling, after his attitude clashed with her ‘no a**hole policy’; Harry Styles has since taken the role.
LaBeouf has been acting since he was 12 years old, and his first big role came in 2000 when he began starring as Louis in Even Stevens.
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