Vanessa Kirby Responds to Abuse Allegations Against ‘Pieces of a Woman’ Co-Star Shia LaBeouf

Women’s Pieces star Vanessa Kirby has recently made allegations of abuse against her co-star Shia LaBeouf. With the film’s imminent release on Netflix, Kirby has said that she stands with victims of abuse, something that is the subject of the film.

Shia LaBeouf as Sean and Vanessa Kirby as Martha in 'Pieces of a Woman'
Shia LaBeouf as Sean and Vanessa Kirby as Martha in ‘Pieces of a Woman’ | Netflix

FKA Twigs has filed allegations of sexual, physical and mental abuse against Shia LaBeouf

Singer, actress and FKA Twigs model, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is suing LaBeouf for assault, sexual battery, and harassment of emotional distress. They met after playing together Honey boy, based on LaBeouf’s childhood. He also wrote the screenplay for the film.

She says that he abused her mentally and physically. In the lawsuit, she notes a special situation when she was in the car with him behind the wheel and driving recklessly. She says he broke his seatbelt and said he would drop the car if she didn’t say he liked it. After begging to be released, she says he followed her out of the car and threw her in the face, forcing her to get re-enter.

The suit reads somewhat, ““ For too long, LaBeouf has tried to apologize for his penitential actions such as the wonder of a free-thinking ‘artist’. ‘Even though he had a good history of violent behavior, many in the media have treated LaBeouf as a harmless sport, which has helped him continue his cycle of female abuse over the years. There is nothing funny about taking advantage of women and hitting them. ”

Noting that she did not submit the suit for monetary gain, FKA Twigs said it hopes this can show that high-profile women in the public eye can suffer from abuse.

Vanessa Kirby has issued a statement

Just before the film was released on Netflix, Kirby reported to The Times of London (as reported by The Independent). “I stand by all those who have survived abuse and I respect the courage of anyone who speaks the truth,” she said. However, she noted that she cannot discuss the matter herself. “In the light of the recent news, I cannot comment on an ongoing legal case,” the statement continues.

Abuse occurs as a topic in Women’s Pieces, in which Kirby is in a poisonous relationship with her husband, played by LaBeouf. Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Jimme Fails, and Benny Safdie will also appear in the film.

The official description of the film via Netflix reads:

Martha (Kirby) and Sean (LaBeouf) are a Boston couple who are close to parenthood and their lives change inexorably when a home birth ends in an incomprehensible tragedy. So begins a year-long odyssey for Martha, who has to steer her grief while working through false relationships with Sean and his mother-in-law (Burstyn), along with the public midwife (Parker). ), which she must face in court.

Women’s Pieces in select theaters now and will arrive on Netflix last Friday after running at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

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