British singer-songwriter FKA twigs spoke in her first television interview since filing a civil suit against her ex-boyfriend actor Shia LaBeouf in December and shared all the details of their relationship.
The 33-year-old singer accuses LaBeouf of causing sexual assault and emotional distress. Following these accusations, the actor said through his lawyers that he denied all allegations.
FKA twigs sat down with CBS This Morning host Gayle King and first explained to her what ‘love bombing‘ meant and why she was using it.
Here’s what FKA twigs stated:
“Putting me on a pedestal, telling me that I was amazing, over-the-top displays of affection, just to knock me off the pedestal, to tell me that I was worthless, to criticize me, to berate me, to, you know, pick me apart.
Some of the worst times that I experienced in that relationship were when I think he felt like he was losing control of, of me, and like I was trying to get out.”
FKA also said that she must show interest and love for her ex-boyfriend by force. The singer, who did not know what to do due to these requests of the actor, said that the actor applied gaslighting to her.
“I had to give him a certain amount of sort of physical affection a day. So at first it was touches. So I’d have to, like, touch him and be like, ‘Are you okay?’ Like, ‘I love you.’
You know, little things like that. And then I began to get really on top of that and then he would say that I didn’t kiss him enough.
I think it was around 20 touches and kisses a day. And so I’d start to panic and I and, you know, you lose count, and the days blur into each other. And I’m thinking, ‘It’s 8:00, and I’ve got, like, three hours to, to do this.’
Abusers use gaslighting, which is where like, somebody minimizes your experience. You know, it’s like altering your narrative or not listening to you, and, and denying your experience, and eventually, it did become physical. There were certain instances where he would push me and then he would say, ‘You fell.’ And I would get really confused. And, and I think, I would think, ‘Maybe I did.'”
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