Shia LaBeouf will no longer be represented by CAA. According to Variety, the actor has reportedly parted ways with the agency after his former partner, Grammy-nominated singer FKA Twigs, filed a lawsuit in December accusing the actor of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress. Vanity Fair has reached out to LaBeouf’s representatives for comment. A representative for the actor declined to comment to Variety.
Per the outlet, the actor was not fired by his agency. Rather, Variety writes that LaBeouf decided to take a break from acting in order to focus on his recovery. The actor, who was accused of misconduct by multiple women—including singer Sia and stylist Karolyn Pho, one of his former partners—has reportedly been receiving inpatient care at an unnamed facility for the last five weeks.
LaBeouf’s departure from the high-powered agency arrives amid similarly damning scandals surrounding Marilyn Manson and Armie Hammer. Manson was accused of rape and psychological abuse by numerous women, including Evan Rachel Wood. In the last week, he has been dropped by CAA and his record label, in addition to being cut from the TV show American Gods and having an episode of television that he appeared in being pulled from the streaming service Shudder. (Manson released a statement denying all allegations of misconduct, characterizing them as “horrible distortions of reality.”)
Hammer, meanwhile, has been accused of emotional abuse, manipulation, and coercion by numerous women, in addition to allegations that he sent graphic texts describing cannibalistic fantasies about women. One of his former partners, Courtney Vucekovich, told Page Six in January that Hammer told her he wanted to “break my rib and barbecue and eat it.” She also accused him of emotional abuse. The blowback against Hammer has been swift; within the next few weeks, he dropped out of two high-profile film and TV roles and was dropped by his agency, WME, and his publicist. Hammer has called these accusations “bullshit.”
Twigs filed her lawsuit against LaBeouf in Los Angeles in December, telling the New York Times that she wanted to “raise awareness on the tactics that abusers use to control you and take away your agency.” The singer was in a relationship with LaBeouf for just under a year, and alleged that he was coercive and controlling, and once allegedly threw her up against a car. In a statement at the time, LaBeouf, who has publicly grappled with addiction issues, said he had “no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.” However, he also went on to deny the allegations, claiming many of them “are not true.”
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