Netflix Scrubs Shia LaBeouf from ‘Pieces of a Woman’ For Your Consideration Page

After the redemption tour after the rehab for Alma Har'el's "Honey Boy" last year, Shia LaBeouf returns to Hollywood in the status of "Persona non grata". This time after the New York Times announced last week a lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, FKA Twigs, alleging an emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive relationship. While LaBeouf was a long-time award winner for his supporting role in "Pieces of a Woman," Netflix removed his name from For Your Consideration's promotional materials on the awards page for the upcoming drama. His name is no longer in the table of contents on the website, nor is it listed among those the streamer is pushing for film awards.
That's because it's poisonous again. But Hollywood forgives and forgets when recovery is found. After a long battle with addiction, when Robert Downey Jr. returned from prison and eventually found sobriety, the entertainment industry welcomed him back. LaBeouf said in a statement to the New York Times regarding the lawsuit, "I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism," but added that he was a "sober member of a 12-step program."
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Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, “Pieces of a Woman” is all about the emotional consequences after Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and her partner Sean (LaBeouf) reconciled their grief after a devastating birth at home. Kirby won the award for best actress at the Venice Film Festival back in September and is now in the mix for a possible Oscar nomination for best actress. In the film, LaBeouf plays the emotionally self-destructive half of the relationship.
A source close to the Netflix Project tells IndieWire that even without the lawsuit, LaBeouf wouldn't be participating in the streamer's awards campaign, with Kirby, supporting actress Ellen Burstyn, director Mundruczó and writer Kata Wéber in the prime position. They're all listed on the FYC page, along with other long-time support candidates from the film like Benny Safdie, Jimmy Fails, and Sarah Snook.
FKA Twigs' allegations against LaBeouf include physical and emotional assault, such as the incident that triggered the suit when LaBeouf was "driving recklessly in 2019 ... took off his seat belt and threatened to have an accident unless she confessed her love for him" . On a return trip from the desert, the "Transformers" star raged on her throughout the trip ... once he woke her in the middle of the night and choked her. After asking to be let out of the car, she said he stopped at a gas station and she took her bags out of the trunk. But Mr. LaBeouf followed her, attacked her and threw her into the car while yelling in her face, "the Times elaborated. "Then he forced her back into the car."
Among other episodes of abuse, FKA Twigs also claims that LaBeouf knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Another ex, Karolyn Pho, is also making allegations of abuse in the lawsuit.
Having been with LaBeouf since the release of "Honey Boy" last year, Har'el recently posted a solidarity statement with FKA Twigs days after the lawsuit was announced. "I have great respect for the courage and resilience of FKA Twigs," wrote Har'el in the statement shared with Variety. “When I read what she endured, my heart was broken and I stand in solidarity with her. I send my love to her, Karolyn Pho, to all victims of domestic violence and all who try to stop cycles of abuse. "
Anne Thompson contributed to the coverage.
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