Early Sunday morning, two of Shia LaBeouf's creative collaborators, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, tweeted some clarifications about the actor's claim that he was raped during his #IAMSORRY project. (LaBeouf told Dazed that a female audience member "whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me" during an early February performance.) Rönkkö wrote that as "soon as we were aware of the incident, we put a stop to it and ensured the woman left." Turner, writing in response to an incredulous Piers Morgan, said, "the 1st priority was to ensure everyone's safety in the gallery."
A couple of important clarifications about our #IAMSORRY project earlier this year:— Nastja Säde Rönkkö (@NastjaRonkko) November 30, 2014
Nowhere did we state that people could do whatever they wanted to Shia during #IAMSORRY.— Nastja Säde Rönkkö (@NastjaRonkko) November 30, 2014
As soon as we were aware of the incident starting to occur, we put a stop to it and ensured that the woman left.— Nastja Säde Rönkkö (@NastjaRonkko) November 30, 2014
Piers Morgan, who has called LaBeouf "pathetic," asked why they "let" the woman walk away.
@piersmorgan It wasn’t clear at the time precisely what had happened, & the 1st priority was to ensure everybody's safety in the gallery…1/2— Luke Turner (@Luke_Turner) November 30, 2014
@piersmorgan She ran out, rather than simply walking away. Beyond that, it's not my place to comment. 2/2— Luke Turner (@Luke_Turner) November 30, 2014