Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped by a woman during his infamous I Am Sorry art show earlier this year … and his girlfriend was even there to witness the abuse.
LaBeouf made this revelation in an email sent to Dazed writer Aimee Cliff, where he described how the alleged female rapist exploited the fact that he was required to remain silent in the show to sexually abuse him.
The actor’s email reads:
One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then striped my clothing and proceeded to rape me… then walked out with her lipstick smudged to her awaiting boyfriend who i image was quite hurt by it. All this happened in front of hundreds of people… Yea it was no good. Not just for me but her man as well.
On top of that my girl was in line to come see me because it was Valentines Day & i was living in the gallery sleeping in a sleeping bag for the duration of the event – we were separated for 5 days. No communication. So it really hurt her as well as i guess the news of it traveled through the line. She was only about 25 people back 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. The hardest part of the show.
The email is actually the part of the Dazed interview where LaBeouf and Cliff had an actual exchange. The videoed interview was something else – they just sat down for over an hour staring at each other without saying a word (below).
I Am Sorry.