Shia LaBeoufThe actor’s lawyer says the actor “needs help” and that he is seeking “long-term inpatient treatment” for him as he faces a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend FKA branches.
In her file, the 32-year-old British-born musician accuses the 34-year-old actor, her co-star in his autobiographical film Honey Boy, of sexual battery, assault and emotional distress, claiming he knowingly gave her a sexual communicable disease. LaBeouf has not been charged with any crime.
“Shia needs help and he knows it,” said LaBeouf’s attorney. Shawn Holleysaid E! News in a statement on Friday, Christmas Day. “We are actively looking for meaningful, intensive and long-term inpatient treatment that he urgently needs.”
FKA branches filed their lawsuit on Dec. 11, and she and the other prosecutor also shared their experience with LaBeouf at the New York Times. The Transformers actor told the newspaper at the time that “many of these claims are not true” but he has “no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, just rationalizations”. He said he was a “sober member of a 12-step program” and in therapy and had not yet been “cured” of PTSD and alcoholism.