Margaret Qualley spoke out for the primary time since abuse allegations in opposition to her ex-boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf, emerged on the finish of final yr, sending a message of help to singer FKA Twigs, who additionally dated the actor.
The musician, whose authorized identify is Tahliah Barnett, filed a lawsuit in December accusing LaBeouf of abusing her “bodily, mentally and emotionally” throughout their relationship, which she later described because the “worst factor I’ve ever been via in the entire of my life.”
On Saturday, Qualley posted a photograph of Twigs on the quilt of Elle journal’s March difficulty, merely writing, “Thank You,” within the caption after months of silence on the matter.
Her put up was rapidly flooded with feedback, together with from Qualley’s personal mom, actor Andie MacDowell, who wrote, “Treasured women. Beloved.”
When information of the lawsuit first broke, Qualley and LaBeouf had reportedly been courting for a number of months, after first sparking romance rumors for showing collectively within the NSFW music video for “Love Me Like You Hate Me.” The 2 have been noticed kissing within the weeks following Twigs’ lawsuit, which additionally included particulars of alleged abuse suffered by Karolyn Pho, a stylist and former girlfriend of LaBeouf.
Qualley and LaBeouf didn’t final lengthy, nonetheless, reportedly calling it quits in January, as others got here ahead about their troubling brushes with actor, who has since parted methods together with his expertise company, CAA, and reportedly began receiving inpatient remedy.
Twigs, who has but to publicly acknowledge Qualley’s put up, mentioned that by sharing her story she hopes to “assist individuals via my expertise.”
Within the Elle interview, the “Cellophane” singer additional elaborated on LaBeouf’s alleged abuse, discussing the “calculated, systematic, tough, and mazelike” ways she mentioned the actor used to manage her.
“It’s a miracle I got here out alive,” she mentioned, including that recovering from their relationship has “been the toughest factor I’ve ever tried to do.”
“I actually want I may say that I discovered some power and I noticed this mild. I want I may say, ‘[It is] a testomony to my robust character,’ or ‘It’s the best way my mom raised me.’ It’s none of that,” she continued. “It’s pure luck that I’m not in that state of affairs anymore.”
LaBeouf initially appeared to take accountability for his actions, writing in a press release to The New York Instances that he wasn’t in “any place to inform anybody how my habits made them really feel” and had no excuses for what he referred to as his “alcoholism or aggression.”
However LaBeouf’s authorized staff has since hit again on the singer’s claims in a response to her swimsuit, stating that the actor “denies, typically and particularly, each allegation” made in opposition to him.
“It simply jogs my memory of a number of the gaslighting that I skilled once I was with him,” Twigs mentioned of LaBeouf’s response in a “CBS This Morning” with Gayle King this week. “The type of taking a number of the blame, however not all of it, after which denying it.”
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