Shia LaBeouf has admitted that he has cheated on every woman he's ever been with.
The actor was sued in 2020 by his ex, musician FKA Twigs, who accused him of sexual battery.
LaBeouf has denied the allegations and a trial date for the civil case has been set for 17 April 2023; however, in a new interview, the 36-year-old came clean about many wrongdoings.
Speaking on Jon Bernthal's Real Ones podcast, LaBeouf said he has a 'long list of people that I need to make amends to', admitting that he has 'cheat[ed] on every woman I've ever been with' and never told his sexual partners about 'getting cold sores'.
Without explicitly naming FKA Twigs - real name Tahliah Barnett - LaBeouf said: "I hurt that woman. And in the process of doing that, I hurt many other people, and many other people before that woman.
"I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-centred, dishonest, inconsiderate, fearful human being."
He continued: "I f***ed up bad. Like crash and burn type s***. I hurt a lot of people, and I'm fully aware of that. And I'm going to owe for the rest of my life."
Reflecting on his past and looking ahead to his future, the Holes star said he wants to be 'useful'.
He said: "When I think about what my life has become, and what it is now, like what my purpose is now… I need to be useful.
"And when I look at this #MeToo environment, there's not a whole lot of dudes that are taking accountability."
When the allegations first came to light, the actor said he initially wanted to take to Twitter and defend himself; however, now the dust has settled, he said his accuser - who he didn't refer to by name - is a 'saint' who 'saved my f***ing life'.
He said: "Had she not intervened in my life and not created the avenue for me to experience ego death, I'd either have a really mediocre existence or I'd be dead in full."
Indeed, LaBeouf has admitted he contemplated suicide after the allegations became public, before turning to God.
Speaking with Bishop Robert Barron of the Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, he said: "I had a gun on the table. I was outta here. I didn't want to be alive anymore when all this happened.
“Shame like I had never experienced before — the kind of shame that you forget how to breathe. You don't know where to go. You can't go outside and get like, a taco. But I was also in this deep desire to hold on."
Here's a list of the leading mental health helplines and services that are just a call away in the UK:
- Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will talk to you about anything that's bothering you. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected] or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 164 0123 from 7pm to 11pm every day.
- The Mix take calls from under 25s on 0808 808 4994 from seven days a week from 3pm to 12am. You can request support by email using the form on The Mix website or using their crisis text messenger service.
- Papyrus HOPELINEUK is there for under 35s struggling with suicidal feelings, or those who are concerned about a young person who might be struggling. You can call them on 0800 068 4141 every day from 9am to 12am. You can also email [email protected] or text 07860 039 967.
- The Nightline website allows students to see if their university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.
- Switchboard is there for people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and can be reached on 0300 330 0630 from 10am to 10pm every day. You can also email here or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.
- The Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L). is available for those who live in Wales and can be contacted on 0800 132 737, which is open 24/7. You can also text 'help' followed by a question to 81066.
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