Shia LaBeouf has had a troubled year, and he is now opening up about one horrific encounter that happened during his one-man art installment piece #IAMSORRY earlier this year.
#IAMSORRY ran for five days in February at a Los Angeles, California, gallery, and it turns out that not everyone treated the actor with respect during that time. In an email interview with Dazed & Confused magazine, the actor explained just how one woman took advantage of him earlier this year.
“One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me… There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled (sic) hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well,” LaBeouf explained.
LaBeouf added that the news of the incident had “traveled through the line” and that his girlfriend Mia Goth found out about it. However, he could not speak and was unable to explain to her what had happened.
“On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event — we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled (sic) through the line. 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,” he recalled.
LaBeouf is obviously going through a tough time right now and admitting what happened to him was undoubtedly not an easy thing to do.
The Fury actor then went on to answer the question, “What is the meaning of life?” He responded, “We are all mostly in a state of mind that is constantly hovering, constantly browsing, checking, updating shit. There is no purpose or sense to it, no commitment. The meaning of life I think is to find your purpose, sensibility and commitment, and help others achieve the same. We all need to heal through interaction.”