Shia LaBeouf kick-started 2014 with unusual apologies written across Los Angeles skies. According to an Inquisitr report at the start of this year, after being accused of plagiarism by graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, Shia decided to pay a fleet of skywriting airplanes $25,000 to send a fly wing-to-wing as they wrote out the giant message “STOP CREATING” over Los Angeles.
Now that 2014 is nearing its end, LaBeouf is going out with a bang — only this time he isn’t apologizing for anything.
According to CNN, LaBeouf had an email interview with Aimee Cliff from Dazed and Confused Magazine, in which he claims he was raped by a woman who came to see his #IAmSorry performance art exhibit earlier this year, when he encouraged visitors to come and view him one-on-one in a small room.
“One woman who came with her boyfriend who was out side the door when this happened whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then striped my clothing and proceeded to rape me then walked out with her lipstick smudged to her awaiting boyfriend who I image was quite hurt by it.”
To make matters worse, LaBeouf said his girlfriend was there.
“It really hurt her as well as I guess the news of it traveled through the line she was only about 25 people back 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 the hardest part of the show.”
According to the Guardian, the piece was part of a wider series of performance art events by the actor, triggered by what he calls a “genuine existential crisis.” After being accused of plagiarism by Daniel Clowes, LaBeouf also wrote bizarre tweets quoting notorious apologies from famous individuals. The Guardian also reported that he also wore a paper bag to the Berlin premiere of Lars Von Trier’s film Nymphomaniac, and said he would be retiring from all public life.
CNN reported that after the string of email correspondence, Shia LaBeouf did a sit-down interview with Aimee Cliff from Dazed And Confused Magazine — except there were no words. CNN reported that Aimee Cliff said this LaBeouf’s suggested the idea in one of his emails to her.
“I like the idea that we meet in person with a go pro photographic record but no interview. We just look into each others’ eyes for an hour, connect on a soul level and film that as the interview and keep the words online so we will will both have go pro cameras strapped to our heads for the full hour and the footage will be presented raw as a split screen and you can use it on the Dazed video site.”
The Guardian said Shia LaBeouf is still undergoing treatment for addiction, following his June arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment after he interrupted a performance of Cabaret with obscene language.