FKA twigs and Shia LaBeouf Trial Date Postponed to 2024

The jury trial had initially been set for this November

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 20, 2023

FKA twigs' lawsuit against ex-partner Shia LaBeouf — in which she accused the "relentlessly abusive" actor of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress — will now go before a jury in 2024.

Pitchfork reports that, per court filings, both parties agreed in August to postpone the trial to October 14, 2024. The jury trial had initially been scheduled for November 6, 2023.

The site notes that, per the filing, "certain discovery issues still remain to be resolved," while depositions for both parties have also been postponed repeatedly due to scheduling issues related to twigs and LeBeouf's respective "entertainment projects."

"What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I've ever been through in the whole of my life," the artist born Tahliah Barnett shared with The New York Times in 2020. "I don't think people would ever think that it would happen to me. But I think that's the thing. It can happen to anybody."

LaBeouf would respond to NYT via email: "I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. 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."

In subsequently filed court documents, LaBeouf has denied "each and every" allegation, claiming "self-defence," and has since gone on to address his past behaviour publicly.

The following article contains potentially triggering material relating to sexual assault and violence. If you believe you have experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct and are looking for support, consult the Government of Canada's Sexual Misconduct Support Tool to find resources in your area.

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