“If I had’ve stayed there, I would’ve killed her.”
It’s a scene that could be from a movie.
Labeouf, 29, was visiting girlfriend Goth, 22, in Germany when the confrontation occurred.
There is no doubt that this video, filmed filmed by “helpful” bystanders, is a gross invasion of privacy, but it also reveals exactly what it looks like when a man blames his partner for his own abusive actions.
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In it, Labeouf can be heard saying to the men filming the incident, “I don’t want to touch a woman, I don’t want to hit a woman, but I’m being pushed.”
When talking to Goth, Labeouf throws in a line that will be familiar to any woman who has been in an abusive relationship.
“I don’t want to touch you, I don’t want to be aggressive. This is the kind of shit that makes a person abusive.”
After he leaves, the movie star is taken to the airport by the men filming, and Labeouf can then be heard telling them, “If I had’ve stayed there, I would’ve killed her.”
Labeouf’s increasingly erratic behaviour has drawn attention and criticism recently.
He has been known to storm out of interviews, disrupt Broadway plays and was accused of plagiarising a freestyle rap.
We can only hope that Goth is able to seek support and assistance from those around her.