Actor Shia LaBeouf, best known for his role in the Transformers films as
well as having played the love child of Indiana Jones, has been a Hollywood
bad boy of late, getting into fights and getting arrested.
According to an interview in Dazed and Confused Magazine, LaBeouf claimed that he was raped by a woman at a recent performance
The exhibition, called
," consisted of one room with a table holding artifacts of his career, including
an Indiana Jones whip, a transformer, and other objects. The room led
to a smaller room where the actor himself sat with a paper bag over his
head. Visitors would pass through the two rooms one by one, asking LaBeouf
questions which he would not answer, since part of the performance was
that he would not speak.
According to LaBeouf, a woman entered the room, whipped him across the
legs for ten minutes, then stripped off his clothing and "raped"
him." The actor did not say whether he resisted the
sexual assault or not. However he did mention that the woman's boyfriend was waiting
right outside the door. More important, LaBeouf's then girlfriend
was waiting in line to see him and, evidently having heard what had happened,
demanded an explanation when it came time for her to be in the same room
as the actor. LaBeouf, following the rules of the performance, did not speak.
Journalist Piers Morgan was having none of this story. According to USA
Today he offered a series of caustic tweets, stating that the story was
"truly pathetic & demeans real rape victims." The incident, so
far as has been reported, has not been referred to law enforcement.