Shia LaBeouf says he was raped during art event

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FILE - In this March 20, 2015 file photo, actor Shia LaBeouf is escorted by court officers as he leaves Manhattan Criminal court in New York. LaBeouf has received stitches to his head and hand after suffering an injury on the North Dakota set of the film “American Honey.” A publicist for LaBeouf said on Wednesday, June 24, the actor’s injuries were “minimal.” The accident occurred Tuesday evening for a scene in which the actor was to put his head through a glass window. LaBeouf was treated at a local hospital for a laceration to his head and hand. He’s to return to shooting Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File )
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of 'Love True' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)
US actor Brad Pitt (L) talks to US actor and director Shia LaBeouf at a media photocall for World War II action film 'Fury' during the BFI London Film Festival in London on October 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, GA - OCTOBER 16: Actor Shia LaBeouf attends 'Fury' - Fort Benning Special Screening on October 16, 2014 in Columbus, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Shia LaBeouf poses for photographers on the red carpet during the 'The Fury' Washington D.C. premiere at The Newseum on October 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Actor Shia LaBeouf poses for photographers, with a paper bag over his head that says 'I am not famous anymore', on the red carpet for the film Nymphomaniac at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
From left, Mia Goth and U.S actor Shia LaBeouf arrive for the premiere of Fury at a central London cinema, during the BFI London Film Festival, London, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
From left: Shia LaBeouf, General of the French army Christian Baptiste, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Brad Pitt, General of the French army Herve Charpentier, Michael Pena and director David Ayer pose for photographers during the photocall of "Fury", in Paris, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Actor Shia LaBeouf poses for photographers during the photocall of "Fury", in Paris, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Actor Brad Pitt greets actor Shia LaBeouf with a kiss on the hand as actor Jon Bernthal looks on, at a special screening of "Fury" at the DGA Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Mia Goth and Shia LaBeouf attend the closing night Gala screening of 'Fury' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Shia LaBeouf attends the closing night Gala screening of 'Fury' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Mia Goth and Shia LaBeouf attend the closing night Gala screening of 'Fury' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Shia LaBeouf poses with a soldier during a reception after the Washington D.C. premiere of 'Fury' at The Newseum on October 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, GA - OCTOBER 16: Actor Shia LaBeouf attends 'Fury' - Fort Benning Special Screening on October 16, 2014 in Columbus, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Shia LaBeouf is seen in Tribeca on October 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Actors Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal attend the 'Fury' New York Premiere at DGA Theater on October 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - Emmy Award-nominated 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight (11:35 p.m. - 12:41 a.m., ET), packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The guests for MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 included actor Shia LaBeouf ('Fury'), actress Michelle Monaghan ('The Best of Me') and musical guest T.I.. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13: Shia LaBeouf is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on October 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 08: Shia LaBeouf at the 'Fury' Press Conference at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Shia Labeouf sighting on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Shia Labeouf and Mia Goth are seen on September 06, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Actor Shia LaBeouf is seen on July 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Shia LaBeouf arrives at the Greenwhich Hotel following his court appearance on July 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Actor Shia LaBeouf is seen arriving at the court house on July 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Shia LaBeouf is seen arriving at the court house on July 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: Shia LaBeouf is seen on July 08, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Jerry O'Connell (L) poses for a selfie at his spoof installation #IAmSorryToo imitating Shia LaBeouf's #IAmSorry art installation on February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
FILE - In the Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, actor Shia LaBeouf poses at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. LaBeouf debuted his short film, “Howard Cantour.com,” online on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, but unfortunately failed to credit the source of his idea for the project. LaBeouf’s short began to circulate in late 2012 at festivals like Cannes Film Festival and the Cleveland and Seattle International Film Festivals. The short, which stars Jim Gaffigan, examines the life of an anguished online film critic, which stemmed from the concept of a 2007 graphic novella by artist Daniel Clowes titled “Justin M. Damiano.” Clowes’ tale also depicts the life of a film reviewer. LaBeouf took to Twitter on Monday evening to acknowledge and apologize for plagiarizing Clowes’ work. But viewers didn’t pinpoint the connection to Clowes’ novella until its release online on Monday. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Signage for actor Shia LaBeouf's #IAmSorry art installation is seen on February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actor Shia LaBeouf leaves Midtown Community Court after being arrested the previous day for yelling obscenities at the Broadway show "Cabaret," Friday, June 27, 2014, in New York. The 28-year-old star of the "Transformers" franchise faces charges that include disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Shia LaBeouf attends the press conference for the film Nymphomaniac during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival on Sunday Feb. 9, 2014, in Berlin. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actor Shia LaBeouf chats with Sony pictures Classics co-presidents Tom Bernard and Michael Barker at the premiere party for "The Company You Keep" hosted by Avion Espresso at Harlow on Monday April 1, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Cast member Shia LaBeouf is interviewed at the premiere of "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Shia LaBeouf, a cast member in "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," poses for an iPhone photo on Main Street during the sixth day of the Sundance Film Festival, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of "The Company You Keep" at The Museum of Modern Art on Monday April 1, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: Actor Shia LaBeouf is seen on March 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, Ca - June 05: Shia LaBeouf is seen on June 05, 2013 in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: (L-R) Shia LaBeouf and Robert Redford attend the TimesTalks Presents: 'The Company You Keep' at TheTimesCenter on April 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Shia LaBeouf is seen on May 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf attend TimesTalks Presents: 'The Company You Keep' at TheTimesCenter on April 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: (L-R) Actor Shia LaBeouf, New York Times media columnist David Carr and actor/ director Robert Redford attend TimesTalks Presents: 'The Company You Keep' at TheTimesCenter on April 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actor James Buckley, director Fredrik Bond and actor Shia LaBeouf attend the Stella Artois hosted Press Junket for The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman on January 22, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actor Shia LaBeouf and director Fredrik Bond attend Day 4 of the Variety Studio at 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actor Shia LaBeouf attends 'The Company You Keep' Premiere at the 69th Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lars von Trier, Mia Goth, Stacy Martin and Shia LaBeouf attend the 'Nymphomaniac' Photocall on September 20, 2012 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Mathis Wienand/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor/Director Robert Redford (R) and actor Shia LaBeouf attend 'The Company You Keep' Premiere at the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 6, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Director Robert Redford (R) and actor Shia LaBeouf attend 'The Company You Keep' Premiere at the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 6, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 10: Shia LaBeouf seen arriving for a work out at a gym in Hollywood, California on July 10, 2014. Credit: John Misa/MediaPunch/IPX
Shia LaBeouf, left, represented by a Legal Aid attorney, is arraigned in Midtown Community Court, in New York, Friday, June 27, 2014. LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said. He's due back in court July 24.(AP Photo/Daily News, Anthony DelMundo, Pool)
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Shia LaBeouf says he was raped during his #IAMSORRY art installation performance in February. The 28-year-old actor described the alleged incident in an email to writer Aimee Cliff of Dazed and Confused magazine.

Cliff says LaBeouf reached out after seeing some of her articles on his performance art from earlier this year. For a couple of weeks, they emailed back and forth about his recent projects, including Fury and Nymphomaniac.

At one point during their correspondence, LaBeouf writes about his #IAMSORRY art installation performance in which he sat alone in a room at a gallery in Beverly Hills, California, sporting a tuxedo and a bag over his head.

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He asked people to come in one by one to visit him -- and then he says this happened: "One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me. There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with disheveled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well."

added that his girlfriend, Mia Goth, was nearby:

"On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine's Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event--we were separated for five days, no communication," he wrote. "So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn't speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful."

Following the email exchange with Cliff, LaBeouf suggested they meet.

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Cliff writes, "We arrange to meet in London when LaBeouf is in town for the premiere of 'Fury.' Rather than a regular interview, LaBeouf suggests that we keep all of our words online, and meet in person without speaking. It's mid-October when we come face to face in his hotel room, both of us with GoPros strapped to our heads, for an hour."

This story was reported by CBS News.

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