December 1, 2014

Shia LaBeouf claims that he was raped during his performance art show #IAMSORRY back in February.

Shia LaPaperBagHe made the revelation during a recent interview with Dazed magazine after being asked if any of his experiences during the show were particularly moving or unsettling.

Shia responded, “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 traveled 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.”

Meanwhile… Shia’s collaborators, British artist Luke Turner and Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, said they had intervened as soon as they became aware of the incident and “put a stop to it”.

Both artists posted the same statements on Twitter on Sunday, which they described as “important clarifications” about the art project.

“Nowhere did we state that people could do whatever they wanted to Shia during #IAMSORRY.”

Story Photo: Xavier Ramirez