Piers Morgan: Shia LaBeouf “Rape” Claim Is “Pathetic & Demeans Real Rape Victims”
Piers Morgan is slamming Shia LaBeouf for claiming he was raped during his “I Am Sorry” installation earlier this year. As Gossip Cop noted, in an email exchange posted on Thursday, the actor wrote that a woman came to the gallery one day, as he sat in silence, and “whipped my legs for 10 minutes” before she stripped off his clothes and “proceeded to rape me.”
The use of the word “rape” is not sitting well with Morgan and many others. On Friday, the former CNN host wrote on Twitter, “Shia LaBeouf’s claim to have been ‘raped’ is truly pathetic & demeans real rape victims. Grow up, you silly little man.” He added, “A Hollywood actor sitting with a paper bag over his head who did nothing as he claims a woman ‘raped’ him has not been raped.”
But that was not all. Morgan even questioned those voicing their support and sympathy for LaBeouf, who was also arrested in June for disorderly conduct for disrupting a Broadway performance of Cabaret while drunk. Morgan went on to tweet, “People are actually defending Shia LaBeouf. The world’s gone mad. He’s invented a supposed ‘rape’ for cheap PR – utterly shameful.” What do you think of LaBeouf’s “rape” claim and Morgan’s reaction on Twitter to it?