Netflix has removed Shia LaBeouf’s name and face from its For Your Consideration website promoting its upcoming drama Pieces Of A Woman.
As of Monday, the 34-year-old actor is nowhere to be found on the page, despite the fact that he plays one of the film’s lead roles.
Netflix’s lack of a campaign for his role comes after LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend FKA twigs sued him for sexual and physical assault earlier this month.
Missing: Netflix has ceased its awards season campaign for Shia LaBeouf, 34, who stars in its upcoming film Pieces Of A Woman; seen in January 2019 in Park City, Utah
So far, Netflix has not commented on LaBeouf’s absence from Pieces Of A Woman’s FYC campaign, though he was previously featured.
Bizarrely, Netflix’s synopsis lists the actor playing each character except for LaBeouf, even though his presence in the film has been widely reported.
The film’s star, Vanessa Kirby, is still campaigning for best actress awards, and six other actors are being promoted for the supporting categories.
Kirby and LaBeouf play the married couple Martha and Sean in Pieces Of A Woman.
Martha, who is pregnant, has a home birth with serious complications, and she later has to face the midwife (Molly Parker) in court.
Abuse allegations: Netflix’s lack of a campaign for LaBeouf comes after his ex-girlfriend FKA twigs sued him for sexual and physical assault earlier this month; seen in February in London
Erased: Bizarrely, Netflix’s synopsis lists the actor playing each character except for LaBeouf, even though his presence in the film has been widely reported; seen with Vanessa Kirby in Pieces Of A Woman
Drama: Kirby and LaBeouf play the married couple Martha and Sean. They deal with the tragedy of a botched home birth as she sues her negligent midwife (Molly Parker); still from Pieces Of A Woman
In the wake of her tragedy, she tries to heal her relationship with her husband while dealing with his domineering mother (played by Ellen Burstyn).
Pieces Of A Woman has received strong reviews so far, and Kirby won the best actress prize at the Venice International Film Festival.
The film will be released in select theaters on December 30 and will stream on Netflix starting on January 7.
Scary: In FKA twigs’ lawsuit, filed earlier this month in Los Angeles Superior Court, she accused LaBeouf of ‘relentless abuse’ during their relationship, according to The New York Times; seen in June 2019
In FKA twigs’ lawsuit, filed earlier this month in Los Angeles Superior Court, she accused LaBeouf of ‘relentless abuse’ during their relationship, according to The New York Times.
The artist, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett, also accused the actor of knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted disease.
She claimed that LaBeouf locked her in a room during another intense argument as she tried to leave Los Angeles to head back to her home in London.
The actor allegedly had a minimum number of times per day that he required her to kiss and touch him.
He allegedly kept a loaded handgun by the bed, and she feared getting up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night out of fear that he might mistake her for an intruder and shoot her.
Frightening: She claimed that she woke up to the actor choking her one night, and that he knowingly gave her an STD; seen in November 2019 in LA
Costars: Barnett and LaBeouf first met on the set of his 2019 film Honey Boy before dating afterward; FKA twigs seen on the set of Honey Boy with star Noah Jupe
Barnett and LaBeouf first met on the set of his 2019 film Honey Boy before dating afterward.
The actor wrote the film, which was inspired by his childhood being raised by his abusive and neglectful father.
British actor Noah Jupe starred as a fictionalized version of LaBeouf as a child star working on a sometimes degrading television series, while Lucas Hedges was featured as an older version of the character who had become aggressive and was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
In addition to writing the film, LaBeouf starred as his own father in a role that was singled out for critical praise.
The film’s director, Alma Har’el, has since said she stands in ‘solidarity’ with Barnett.
‘I have a deep respect for FKA Twigs’ courage and resilience. Reading what she endured left me heartbroken and I stand with her in solidarity,’ the director said in a statement to Variety this Thursday.
‘A deep respect’: Alma Har’el, who directed LaBeouf and Barnett in Honey Boy, declared her ‘solidarity’ with the singer in a statement from Thursday