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Shia LaBeouf Parts Ways With Talent Agency CAA To Focus 'On His Recovery,' Get 'Help' After Sexual Battery Lawsuit: Source

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Source: MEGA

Feb. 10 2021, Published 2:38 p.m. ET

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Following his sexual battery lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend FKA twigs, actor Shia LaBeouf has reportedly parted ways with his talent agency CAA and is apparently taking a hiatus from Hollywood.

LaBeouf also is continuing with inpatient treatment he began roughly a month ago, according to a source. The 34-year-old was not fired by CAA, but he rather “made the decision to take a break from acting, so that he could solely focus on his recovery and get the help he has admitted he needs,” the insider dished.

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As OK! previously reported, LaBeouf was sued by FKA twigs for sexual and physical assault late last year. In the lawsuit, the 32-year-old — whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett — claims the Even Stevens alum, 34, physically, emotionally and mentally abused her throughout their relationship. 

FKA twigs — who dated the Honey Boy star for less than a year — claimed that LaBeouf knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease and went to great lengths to hide it from her. In 2019, the “Sad Day” singer started to experience “unusual and painful physical symptoms.” When she told LaBeouf how she was feeling, he “admitted that he suffered from a sexually transmitted disease which had been diagnosed years earlier.” 

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“LaBeouf admitted that he had never told Tahliah about his condition before, even though they had been sexually intimate for many months,” the court papers state. “Further, LaBeouf admitted that he had experienced a flareup of his disease’s symptoms in December 2019, but worked to hide his outward symptoms from Tahliah by applying makeup.” 

While the Disney Channel alum hasn’t directly addressed his ex's claims in public, he did offer a statement to The New York Times, explaining how apologetic he was for his past actions. “I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel," he said.

I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years," he continued, adding: "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.” 

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Days after FKA twigs shocking claims, singer Sia got candid about her awful experience working with LaBeouf. “I too have been hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single. I believe he’s very sick and have compassion for him AND his victims. Just know, if you love yourself- stay safe, stay away,” she wrote on Twitter on Saturday, December 12. “I love you ⁦@FKAtwigs⁩. This is very courageous and I’m very proud of you."

Variety was the first to report on LaBeouf parting ways with CAA.

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