Following an interview in which Shia LaBeouf said he was raped during his February performance art project, #IAMSORRY, his collaborators are elaborating on the incident on Twitter.
In an interview with Dazed, LaBeouf said that one woman “whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me.” On Twitter, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner sought to clarify LaBeouf’s comments.
Luke Turner, LaBeouf’s other collaborator, responded to Piers Morgan, who asked, “Why did you let Shia LaBeouf’s ‘rapist’ just walk away, @Luke_Turner ?” Morgan used Twitter to cast doubt on LaBeouf’s allegations, calling the actor’s claim “Utterly ridiculous,” and tweeting: “I’ve no problem with Shia LaBeouf doing dumb things in the name of art. I have a big problem with him crying fake rape to promote himself.”
In response to Morgan’s question, Turner tweeted: