Shia LaBeouf has claimed that he was raped by a woman in a gallery earlier this year in a series of emails with a journalist from Dazed.
Shia claims the incident took place during his performance art event called #IAMSORRY at the Cohen gallery in Los Angeles in February.
The “Fury” star sat silently in a gallery for five days with a paper bag on his head as members of the public were invited to visit him.
LaBeouf spoke on Ellen DeGeneres’ show previously saying that most people were surprisingly kind during the event.
But not all of the public encounters were pleasant according to LaBeouf.
He revealed, “One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me. There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with disheveled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well.
“On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event — we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it traveled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.”
A journalist with the Daily Beast captured a photo that did show Shia quite emotional during the event.
LaBeouf, 28, also opened up about the preparation he did for his role in the military movie, “Fury.”
He revealed, “The day after I got the job, I joined the US National Guard. I was baptized — accepted Christ in my heart — tattooed my surrender and became a chaplain’s assistant to Captain Yates for the 41st Infantry.
“I spent a month living on a forward operating base. Then I linked up with my cast and went to Fort Irwin. I pulled my tooth out, knifed my face up and spent days watching horses die. I didn’t bathe for four months. I met some tankers who told me that was just the way it was out there — some guys had the same pair of socks on for three years.”
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