Newsman Piers Morganhas taken aim at Shia Labeouf for alleging he was raped during an art installation earlier this year (14), insisting the actor should be ashamed of himself for making the remarks.
In a new Dazed & Confused magazine interview, the Transformers star reveals a female stranger attacked him on Valentine's Day (14Feb14), shortly before his girlfriend Mia Goth was due to visit him.
He writes, "One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me, then walked out with her lipstick smudged to her awaiting boyfriend, who I imagine was quite hurt by it. All this happened in front of hundreds of people. It was really terrible."
Morgan was incensed by LaBeouf's revealing account, and took to Twitter.com to blast him on Friday (28Nov14).
The no-nonsense Brit wrote: "Shia LaBeouf‘s claim to have been ‘raped’ is truly pathetic & demeans real rape victims. Grow up, you silly little man..."
He added, "People are actually defending Shia LaBeouf. The world’s gone mad. He’s invented a supposed ‘rape’ for cheap PR (publicity) - utterly shameful."
During his five-day art installation in Los Angeles, LaBeouf wore a paper bag on his head and invited fans to say and do what they wanted to him as he sat silent in a chair.