Singer Sia claims that actor Xia Le-Buff “cheated” her into taking part in a “treacherous relationship”
A few days after the actor’s ex-partner, FKA twigs, filed a lawsuit against him for being violent against her while they were together, now the singer also makes her voice heard and calls La Buff a “pathological liar”
In a move that is not at all typical of her, Sia talks about the experience she had with actor Xia Le-Buff after his ex, FKA twigs sued him for physical, sexual and emotional abuse. “I too was emotionally hurt by Xia, a pathological liar, who tricked me into taking part in a treacherous relationship on the grounds that he was single,” the 44-year-old singer wrote in a Twitter tweet she posted.
Cia did not provide further details on the allegations. The 34-year-old Le Buff starred in 2015 in a Cia music video for the song “Elastic Heart” alongside dancer Maddie Ziegler. “I believe he is very ill and I have compassion for him and his victims. Just know, if you love yourself – stay safe, stay away,” Sia added.
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. https://t.co/2NNEj9w8b1
– sia (@Sia) December 13, 2020
She then tweeted in support of Xia’s ex-partner, about the decision she made. “And also, I love you FKA twigs. It’s very brave and I’m really proud of you,” she wrote alongside tagging the article that surfaced on the singer in the New York Times. In the article, Twigs detailed the abuse she experienced.
Also I love you@FKAtwigsAnd
This is very courageous and I’m very proud of you.
FKA Twigs Sues Ex-Boyfriend Shia LaBeouf for Sexual Battery – Variety https://t.co/qnVhrwTbjh
– sia (@Sia) December 13, 2020
In the lawsuit, Twigs, who was born Talia Debert Brent, claimed the actor sexually and physically assaulted her. “What I went through with Xia was the worst thing I have ever gone through in my entire life,” she said in an interview, adding that the reason she did not contact the police initially was so as not to hurt his career and because she thought her claim would not be taken seriously.
The actor addressed the allegations through a number of emails he sent to the New York Times. In one he wrote: “I have no excuses for alcoholism or aggression, just explanations. I abused myself and everyone around me for years,” the actor said. “I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I am ashamed of this history and I apologize to those I have hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”
At the same time, in another email he claimed that many of the allegations were not true at all but explained that he owed women “the opportunity to air their statements in public and take responsibility for the things” he did.
“We have tried to resolve this matter privately on the condition that Mr. Le-Buff agrees to receive constant psychological treatment,” Twigs attorney Brian Friedman said. “Because he refused to agree to receive the appropriate help, Ms. Burnett filed the lawsuit to prevent others from suffering without knowing a similar abuse on his part.”
In an Instagram post posted by the 32-year-old singer yesterday, she wrote: “It may be surprising for you to find out that I was a victim of an abusive relationship both emotionally and physically,” she began the long post she posted. “It was hard to digest for me, both during and after I never thought anything like this could happen to me. That’s why I decided it’s important for me to talk about it and try to help people understand that when you are under the compulsive control of the abuser or in an inter- “Violently, leaving the relationship does not feel safe or at all a possibility that can be done.”
She added that by exposing the experience, she hopes to let others know they are “not alone” as well as “shed light” on how friends and family can help victims leave their abusers – especially during quarantine. “I understand it can be confusing and hard to know what to help,” FKA twigs wrote in the post. “The statistics on abuse at home and in violent interpersonal relationships are shocking and during the Corona, I was very stressed because I know a lot of victims were literally trapped with their abusers without being able to escape.”
While it was hard for FKA twigs to confess to being in an abusive relationship, she wrote that it would have been much worse if she had been silent. “My second biggest nightmare is being forced to reveal to the world that I am a survivor of abuse,” she said. “My first big nightmare is not telling anyone and knowing I could help even one person by sharing my story.”