- "I stand with her in solidarity," said Honey Boy director Alma Har'el following FKA twigs' lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf.
- The singer has filed a lawsuit accusing the actor of sexual battery, assault, infliction of emotional distress and more.
- "I have a deep respect for FKA Twigs' courage and resilience. Reading what she endured left me heartbroken," Alma said in a statement.
Director, Alma Har'el has publicly taken a stand supporting FKA twigs following the singer's lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf.
The 32-year-old filed a lawsuit last week accusing the actor of sexual battery, assault, infliction of emotional distress and knowingly giving her an STD.
The actor has since responded, denying "many" of the allegations, but said he was in no position "to tell anyone how my behaviour made them feel".
FKA twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett, met Shia on the set of his autobiographical film Honey Boy in 2018, but split from him in 2019 with the help of a therapist.
Now, Honey Boy director Alma Har'el has released a statement first published by Variety saying: "I have a deep respect for FKA Twigs' courage and resilience. Reading what she endured left me heartbroken and I stand with her in solidarity."
She added: "I'm sending my love to her, Karolyn Pho, all victims of domestic violence, and everyone who is trying to stop cycles of abuse."
E! News reports, Karolyn Pho, also dated Shia and was mentioned in the lawsuit, also alleging an abusive relationship.
"As a filmmaker and an artist, I am drawn to stories that help us develop empathy for the messy parts of the human condition," Alma added in her statement. "Like many of Shia's collaborators and fans who battled substance abuse, suffered childhood trauma, and face mental illness, I am painfully aware of my past investment in his recovery. I want to send a clear message today that none of the above should excuse, minimise, or rationalise domestic violence."