Shia LaBeouf splits from girlfriend Margaret Qualley after his ex FKA Twigs accuses him of abuse and giving her an STD
SHIA LaBeouf has split from his girlfriend, Margaret Qualley, after his ex, FKA Twigs, accused him of abuse and giving her an STD.
The couple began dating earlier this year after meeting in 2019.
A source revealed to PEOPLE on Thursday that the 34-year-old actor and his 26-year-old girlfriend called it quits last week.
The source said: "They broke up on Saturday. They're just in different places in their lives."
A second source explained that the actress, who rose to fame by her role in Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood, was aware of the "backlash" she received for dating the Lawless actor amid the lawsuit filed by FKA twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett.
The first source added that Margaret's main focus continues to be her career and that she is "ready to get back to work."
The former couple was last spotted together on Monday and they were photographed holding hands on December 26.
Their split comes just one month after a lawsuit was filed against Shia accusing him of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress.
The accusations came from the celebrity's ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, who claims that the actor purposefully gave her an STD and put her through strenuous emotional and physical abuse.
FKA, 32, dated Shia for a little under a year, with their relationship reaching its end in 2019.
The ex-couple met when FKA was cast to star in Honey Boy, a semi-autobiographical story that served as Shia's directorial debut.
FKA – who revealed she was left hugely traumatized by their relationship – also took to her Twitter profile to share the news, and thousands jumped to support the alleged victim.
Among those who offered their condolences was fellow singer Sia, 45, who surprisingly admitted to identifying with the allegations.
She wrote: "I too have been hurt emotionally by Shia, a pathological liar, who conned me into an adulterous relationship claiming to be single.
"I believe he's very sick and have compassion for him AND his victims. Just know, if you love yourself- stay safe, stay away."
She offered her praise for FKA's bravery, saying: "Also I love you @FKAtwigs This is very courageous and I'm very proud of you."
FKA returned the sentiment, replying: "I'm sorry @Sia this reinforces why I had to publicly share my experience. we need to support each other <3.
"You're an inspiration and thank you, everyone, for your love and solidarity <3."
Others have spoken out to share their own personal experiences with the Transformers star, including song-writer Katy Rose, and costume designer Karolyn Pho.
Shia has since responded to the allegations, telling the New York Times: “I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel.
"I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years.
Later, though, Shia denied some of the claims adding: “Many of these allegations are not true.”
He did, however, admit that those who have come forward deserve “the opportunity to air their statements publicly" and that he will "accept accountability for those things I have done.”
It was also later revealed that he was "seeking long-term inpatient treatment" to help him deal with all of his issues.
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