Hollywood actor claims he was raped during performance project

Shia LaBeouf has claimed that he was sexually assaulted while taking part in a week-long L.A performance art project which allowed members of the public a one-on-one encounter with the Transformers star.

The 28-year-old actor claims the assault took place last February when, as part of the project, the actor sat silently in a room wearing a tuxedo and a paper bag over his head.

According to the Lawless star, a woman entered the room and proceeded to assault him on Valentine’s Day this year.

Commenting on the shocking event, Shia said: “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.”

The traumatised actor went on to comment on the effect it had on both himself and his girlfriend saying: “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.”