Shia LaBeouf has ‘parted ways’ with his agent while receiving care at a residential treatment facility after being accused of sexual battery by ex-girlfriend FKA twigs.
The troubled actor has faced multiple allegations of emotional abuse in the wake of twigs filling a suit against him in December, alleging sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.
It’s understood that LaBeouf, 34, has since been dropped by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), while he receives therapeutic care at an unspecified treatment facility in the United States.
Inpatient care: Shia LaBeouf has ‘parted ways’ with his agent while receiving inpatient care at a residential treatment facility
Insiders told Variety that CAA haven’t been working with the actor for around a month but they haven’t fired him; instead, he made the decision to step away from his career so he has the time and space to get help.
LaBeouf is said to have been receiving treatment for over five weeks and his release from the unnamed facility will depend on his recovery.
Representatives for CAA and the actor have yet to comment on the report.
Background: The troubled actor has faced multiple allegations of emotional abuse in the wake of ex-girlfriend FKA twigs filling a suit against him in December, alleging sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress
It is unclear what specific treatment the Transformers star is receiving but he has previously been in rehab for alcoholism.
In December, he admitted he was “ashamed” of his behaviour after former partners FKA Twigs and stylist Karolyn Pho filed a lawsuit against him for sexual battery.
He said: ‘I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behaviour made them feel.
‘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.’
The Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star took a contrite tone in a statement he gave to The New York Times in December in reaction to the legal filing from FKA Twigs
His lawyer admitted he “desperately” needed to undergo treatment.
Shawn Holley said in December: ‘Shia needs help and he knows that. We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.’
The lawsuit detailed the actor’s alleged drunken and violent rages, and branded him “dangerous”.
It stated: ‘LaBeouf hurts women. He uses them. He abuses them, both physically and mentally. He is dangerous.’
Old times: Shia and twigs take a walk along the River Seine in Paris, September 2018
Legal representatives for both women previously revealed they had tried to resolve the matter privately “on the condition that Mr. LaBeouf agree to receive meaningful and consistent psychological treatment.”
However, attorney Bryan Freedman added: ‘Since he was unwilling to agree to get appropriate help, [twigs] filed this suit to prevent others from unknowingly suffering similar abuse by him.
In her lawsuit, twigs – real name Tahliah Barnett – said that the entertainment industry has repeatedly ignored bad behavior from LaBeouf, who has a litany of past arrests and accusations of misconduct from other women.
Previously: LaBeouf has courted a string of controversies throughout his career, among them an arrest for public intoxication in Austin, Texas in 2015 (pictured: LaBeouf following his arrest)
‘Shia LaBeouf hurts women,’ her legal team told the court. ‘He uses them. He abuses them, both physically and mentally. He is dangerous … the days in which LaBeouf can mistreat and harm women with impunity are over.’
News of LaBeouf’s treatment comes amid a turbulent time in the industry, with a number of high-profile names facing strong allegations, among them singer Marilyn Manson and actor Armie Hammer.
It is also the latest in a string of controversies regarding LaBeouf, whose arrest history dates back to the 1990s with separate apprehensions for stealing Nike trainers and a Gameboy Pokémon.
Checkered past: LaBeouf’s arrest history dates back to the 1990s with separate apprehensions for stealing Nike trainers and a Gameboy Pokémon
In 2007 he spent two days ion jail for attempting to stab a neighbour in Van Nuys, California. The unsavoury incident was later documented in a 2015 essay.
On July 27th the following year he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Hollywood after he and two women were injured in a car accident.
While LaBeouf required surgery on his hand, there was not enough evidence to convict the actor, despite him failing a breathalyzer test.
In 2011 he allegedly got into a bar-fight while filming The Company You Keep in Vancouver, Canada, although no arrests were made.
Worse would follow in 2014, when officers arrested LaBeouf outside New York City’s Studio 54 amid reports of disruptive behaviour during a performance of Cabaret.
During the incident he reportedly bellowed from the audience before slapping actor Alan Cumming on the bottom and hurling insults at his arresting officers.
Hot water: LaBeouf attends a 2017 arraignment in New York City for being disorderly and yelling obscenities during a performance of Cabaret at Studio 54. During the incident he reportedly slapped actor Alan Cumming on the bottom
He later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, resulting in the actor receiving three months of treatment for alcohol abuse.
Another arrest followed in October 2015, with LaBeouf arrested in Austin, Texas for misdemeanor public intoxication while attending the Austin City Limits music festival.
Another two incidents came in 2017, with the actor arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in New York City that February, before being taken into custody again for obstruction, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in Atlanta, Georgia in July.
In September 2020 he was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of misdemeanor theft following a physical altercation with another man that July.
Dailymail.com has reached out to CAA and the actor’s representatives for further comment.