Shia LaBeouf says that he’s a rape victim. Earlier this year, the actor was participating in “I AM SORRY” an art performance where he sat in a room to have people wait in line to go see him sit in said room, and be weird.
One of his visitors was a woman who ripped his clothes and sexually assaulted him while her boyfriend stood outside the door.
Reports The Guardian:
Speaking to Dazed magazine in an email interview, he wrote: “One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me.”
#IAMSORRY consisted of LaBeouf sitting silently with a paper bag on his head, bearing the legend “I am not famous anymore” – members of the public queued to be able to sit in front of him in the one-on-one piece. It ran for five days in February at a Los Angeles gallery.
LaBeouf said that news of the incident “travelled through the line” of people waiting, and reached LaBeouf’s girlfriend. “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.”
The former Evens Stevens star has been going through what looks like a public breakdown for a while now. He’s at a crossroads with his fame, mainly because he doesn’t want to be famous anymore. The odd part is that his hatred for fame is what’s keeping him famous at this point.