Shia LaBeouf Claims He Was Raped During the #IAMSORRY Art Installation in Los Angeles

THE 'CABARET' ORDEAL
Alan Cumming dishes on Shia's theatre experience.
As if 2014 wasn’t enough of a headache for Shia LaBeouf, the actor, who isn’t famous anymore, has come forward with allegations of rape at the hands of an attendee of his #IAMSORRY art installation.

LaBeouf opened up about the incident with Dazed, even explaining how it affected his emotionally fueled art show along with his girlfriend Mia Goth.

“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 disheveled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well. 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 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.”

No more explanation was given and the interview dove into some other dark corners of Shia’s gossip-filled career without batting a lash. You can read it in its entirety here, but not before getting sucked into a video of the journalist interacting non verbally with LaBeouf for quite a long time.

In case you missed it, Shia sat silent, with a bag over his head, at the Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles for five days this past February. Fans and curious pedestrians alike were welcomed into the show one at a time, after waiting in line for hours, at which time they could interact with the Fury star as they pleased.