Shia LaBeouf makes headlines from time to time, and the allegations against him seem to rack up. He was recently fired from a film, but then evidence leaked of Olivia Wilde begging him not to leave. Now he is addressing the past, and he wants to grow from it.

Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf recently made an appearance on Jon Bernthal’s “Real Ones” podcast, where the actor had a frank and open, two-hour long discussion about his life.

A significant chunk of the conversation revolved around his past relationships, including the abuse allegations made against Shia, by ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, back in 2020.

In his conversation with Bernthal, Shia admitted that he “hurt that woman,” adding that “in the process of doing that, [he] hurt many other people, and many other people before that woman.”


I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-centered, dishonest, inconsiderate, fearful human being … 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.

The actor seemed remorseful as he confessed that he “hurt a lot of people, and [he’s] fully aware of that,” and that he is going to owe them for the rest of his life. The actor also described his actions as “f**ked up” and “crash and burn type s**t.”

During the conversation, Shia also made the shocking confession that he has cheated on every woman that he has been with, describing his actions as “manipulative.”

I’m in the tribe of the f**kups. I’m a very public sinner, a very fallible person in the public sphere. What I think now my purpose is, is to not do… the other examples that we’ve had of how to navigate something like this — which is to go after the woman, or try to win a court case, or get back into a f**king movie or like get back on at all.

Instead, Shia claims that he wants to lead by example, and “to be instructive with [his] life,” so that he can be an “advertisement, like a billboard, for a principled way of living.” Check out the following clips from the interview.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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