FKA twigs and her ex Shia LeBeouf 'have had settlement talks'

FKA Twigs poses for photographers upon arrival at Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
FKA twigs dated Shia LaBeouf from 2018 to 2019. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

FKA twigs and Shia LaBeouf have apparently had “productive settlement negotiations” after the singer filed a sexual battery lawsuit against the Transformers actor.

The pair dated between 2018 and 2019 and last year British singer-songwriter Twigs filed a lawsuit alleging sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.

LaBeouf, 35, has denied allegations of physical and emotional abuse.

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According to US reports, the parties have now had talks.

SANTA MONICA, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Shia LaBeouf wearing Gucci with Ray-Ban sunglasses arrives at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Beach on February 8, 2020 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
FKA twigs filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf. (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)

During a remote hearing, a lawyer for Twigs — who filed the suit under her non-stage name Tahliah Debrett Barnett — said: “The parties have been engaged in productive settlement negotiations and are in the process of arranging for an early mediation.”

The judge set a follow up court date for December and said if the pair did not reach a settlement, the trial date was likely to be in early 2023.

Earlier this year, Twigs opened up about her relationship with LaBeouf in an interview with Elle magazine.

The 33-year-old claimed it was a miracle I came out alive”, telling the publication she put it down to plain luck.

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“I honestly wish I could say that I found some strength and I saw this light," she said.

"I wish I could say, ‘[It is] a testament to my strong character,’ or ‘It’s the way my mother raised me.’ It’s none of that. It’s pure luck that I’m not in that situation anymore.”

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