Co-Artists: Shia LeBeouf Did Face Sex 'Incident'

Actor says he was raped at gallery
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2014 5:26 PM CST
Co-Artists: Shia LeBeouf Did Face Sex 'Incident'
Actor Shia LeBeouf poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fury,' which closes the BFI London Film Festival, in central London, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.   (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Artists who worked with Shia LaBeouf are offering support for his assertion that he was raped during an art exhibition, Gawker reports. Nastja Säde Rönkkö, who was involved in a project that saw LaBeouf sitting in a gallery with a paper bag on his head, tweeted some "important clarifications" about the exhibit. "Nowhere did we state that people could do whatever they wanted to Shia during #IAMSORRY," she posted. "As soon as we were aware of the incident starting to occur, we put a stop to it and ensured that the woman left."

Piers Morgan tweeted a question to another of the artists, Luke Turner: "Why did you let Shia LaBeouf's 'rapist' just walk away?" Turner replied that "it wasn’t clear at the time precisely what had happened, & the 1st priority was to ensure everybody's safety in the gallery." He added, "She ran out, rather than simply walking away. Beyond that, it's not my place to comment." Turner didn't respond to a question about whether police were told, but he said the artists continue to work with LaBeouf, the Daily Mail reports. (More Shia LaBeouf stories.)

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