Musically, this era of Sia proved to be a surprising success. But there were struggles behind the scenes that came to light in 2020 after indie artist FKA twigs filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf accusing the actor of “relentless abuse” during their relationship. FKA twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, told the New York Times, “He brought me so low, below myself, that the idea of leaving him and having to work myself back up just seemed impossible.”
Days later, Sia shared the Times article and tweeted, “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.”
LaBeouf was featured in Sia’s 2015 “Elastic Heart” music video alongside Ziegler.
LaBeouf has not commented on Sia’s accusations, but a response to FKA twigs’ lawsuit, filed Feb. 5, states that the 34-year-old denies “each and every” allegation in twigs’ complaint. His lawyer Shawn Holley told E! News in a Dec. 25 statement, “Shia needs help and he knows that. We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs.”