Shia LaBeouf brings the receipts slamming Olivia Wilde's firing claims
Los Angeles, California - Shia Lebouf has shot down Olivia Wilde's recent claims that he was fired from her movie Don't Worry Darling.
Wilde stated that LaBeouf was replaced by her boo Harry Styles to "protect" her leading lady Florence Pugh from his "combative energy."
"His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions," she said.
But on Thursday, in an email that was sent to her and also shared with IndieWire, the 36-year-old Even Stevens alum clarified that he actually quit the upcoming movie due to inadequate rehearsal time.
"I am greatly honored by your words on my work; thank you, that felt good to read. I am a little confused about the narrative that I was fired, however. You and I both know the reasons for my exit," he wrote in the email that also had screenshots of texts allegedly exchanged between Wilde and LeBeouf, with the director saying she was "gutted" not to be able to work with him.
"I quit your film because your actors & I couldn't find time to rehearse," LeBeouf wrote in his email. "I have included as a reminder the screenshots of our text exchange on that day."
The Disturbia actor then asked the director to "correct the narrative" after he again stressed that "firing me never took place." He also included a video to Variety which Wilde allegedly sent him, saying she was "not ready to give up" on them working together.
"While I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings, it is not the truth," he continued.
"So I am humbly asking, as a person with an eye toward making things right, that you correct the narrative as best you can. I hope none of this negatively [effects] you, and that your film is successful in all the ways you want it to be."
LaBeouf's pleas come after his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs' assault case against him has landed an upcoming trial date for 2023.
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