FKA Twigs accuses ex Shia LaBeouf of choking her, giving her an STD and sexual battery in scathing new lawsuit

FKA TWIGS has accused her ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf of choking her, giving her an STD, and sexual battery in a new lawsuit.

The singer, 32, and the troubled actor, 34, were together for a year until they split in 2019.

According to the lawsuit obtained by the New York Times, FKA Twigs — whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett — claimed the Transformers star abused her “physically, emotionally, and mentally many times in a relationship that lasted just short of a year.”

She accused him of “relentless abuse,” including sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress.

Shia also “knowingly” gave her a Sexually Transmitted Disease, she said.

Shia told The New York Times in an email: “I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel.

“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 a separate email after he was presented with the claims and the lawsuit, he told New York Times that “many of these allegations are not true,” but that he owed the women “the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done.”

He also added that he was “a sober member of a 12-step program” and was currently in therapy.

He said: “But I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will forever be sorry to the people that I may have harmed along the way.”

In the lawsuit, FKA Twigs detailed a terrifying incident on February 14, 2019, when he allegedly assaulted her.

She claimed Shia was “driving recklessly” with her in the car, and “threatened to crash unless she professed her love for him.”

After she begged him to let her out of the car, he allegedly pulled over at a gas station, “threw her against the car,” and screamed at her before forcing her back in.

She claimed he “raged” at her throughout their trip to Palm Springs, where he woke her up in the middle of the night, choking her.

FKA Twigs – who met the actor on the set of his autobiographical movie Honey Boy in 2018 – also alleged he would squeeze or grab her to the point of bruising, but that she didn’t go to the police out of concern for his career.

His alleged behavior was a far cry from that early on in their romance, as he once showed “over-the-top displays of affection.”

She said Shia began to change when he forbid her from looking at or speaking to male waiters, which turned into her keeping her eyes down whenever men talked to her.

She also claimed in the lawsuit he ruled how many times a day she had to kiss or touch him, which he would enforce with criticism.

Robert Pattinson’s former fiancee claimed he convinced her to move to Los Angeles in the attempt to isolate her from her family and close friends.

She said it was scary to live with him, as he kept a loaded gun by the bed and would sometimes pick fights with her just to deprive her of sleep.

She said she went to a therapist to help devise a plan to leave the relationship – which she described as both “difficult and dangerous” – and as she packed up her possessions to go back to London in the spring of 2019, she claimed he showed up unannounced and “terrorized” her.

After she refused to leave with him, she claimed he “violently grabbed” her and locked her in a room.

She claimed to the New York Times that it took her several tries to leave him: “The whole time I was with him, I could have bought myself a business-flight plane ticket back to my four-story townhouse in Hackney, London.

“He brought me so low, below myself, that the idea of leaving him and having to work myself back up just seemed impossible.”

She added: “What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life.

“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.”

In a post to Instagram on Friday afternoon, FKA Twigs told fans: “It may be surprising to you to learn that I was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship.

“It was hard for me to process too, during and after I never thought something like this would happen to me.

“Which is why I have decided it’s important for me to talk about it and try to help people understand that when you are under the coercive control of an abuser or in an interpersonal violent relationship leaving doesn’t feel like a safe or achievable option.

“My second worst nightmare is being forced to share with the world that I am a survivor of domestic violence. My first worst nightmare is not telling anyone and knowing that I could have helped even just one person by sharing my story.”

Shia’s ex-girlfriend, stylist Karolyn Pho, also told the New York Times that he abused her.

She said he drunkenly pinned her to a bed and head-butted her, causing her to bleed.

The troubled actor has been arrested several times in the past on charges that range from assault to disorderly conduct.

Back in 2015, a video surfaced of Shia arguing with his girlfriend at the time, actress Mia Goth, telling her: “I don’t want to hurt you, I don’t want to be aggressive. This is the kind of thing that makes a person abusive.”

As the men who recorded the video took him aside, he allegedly said: “If I’d have stayed there, I would’ve killed her.”