In a recent interview with “Dazed and Confused” Magazine, Shia LaBeouf claimed that he was raped during his silent one-man performance art installation #IAMSORRY earlier in Los Angeles this year.
According to The Guardian , #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 were able to queue to be able to sit in front of him in a one-on-one setting.
It ran for five days in February at a Los Angeles art gallery.
The actor divulged , “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 (actress Mia Goth) 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.” LaBeouf has made many past assertions that would like to withdraw from public life altogether.
He explained in the interview, “The 80s and 90s fucked us, our culture became a product to be sold, and anyone in a tabloid is a product – an object.
American culture is just about blowjobs and golf.
I wanted to take back ownership.
Fuck the money; that was never the impetus.
I wanted purpose.” Currently, LaBeouf is undergoing treatment for addiction, following his June arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment after interrupting a performance of Cabaret with obscene language.
His representatives have yet to confirm his admission.