Shia LaBeouf’s Collaborators Confirm Rape Allegations

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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."

Piers Morgan, who has called LaBeouf "pathetic," asked why they "let" the woman walk away.