British TV personality Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to rail against actor Shia LaBeouf's unusual claim that he was raped by a woman.
In an email to art magazine 'Dazed', the 28-year-old suggests he was sexually assaulted by a female against his will.
"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," LaBoeuf wrote.
"There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well."
It has since been revealed the incident he was referring to was during his #IAMSORRY performance art installation in Los Angeles earlier this year.
The claim has sparked a fierce backlash from Morgan, who tweeted that the Transformers' star's comments are an "outrageous insult to real rape victims".
No, I'm not 'victim blaming' Shia LaBeouf. I'm 'fake victim shaming'. He wasn't raped & his claim is a grotesque insult to real victims.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 30, 2014
"Everyone CAN get raped. Shia was just being a weirdo in an art gallery," tweeted Morgan.
LaBeouf sat there with a paper bag on his head doing & saying nothing as he was 'raped' - because he was engaged in 'performance art'? BS.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 30, 2014
His comments on social media have caused the event's organisers to offer some clarification on the issue, saying that as soon as they were aware of the incident they "put a stop to it and ensured the woman left".
"Nowhere did we state that people could do what they wanted to Shia during #IAMSORRY," tweeted British artist Luke Turner.
As soon as we were aware of the incident starting to occur, we put a stop to it and ensured that the woman left.— Luke Turner (@Luke_Turner) November 30, 2014
However, Morgan was incensed over media claims that Mr Turner and fellow artist and organiser Nastja Säde Rönkkö had let the woman leave and didn't report the incident to police.