Evan Rachel Wood accuses ex Marilyn Manson of abuse and years of grooming, Internet says 'he can rot in hell'
'Kajillionaire' star Evan Rachel Wood has accused ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson of abuse and vouched to tell the world of his true story and the years of abuse she had to go through at his hands. Taking to Instagram on February 1, 2021, she issued a statement against Manson that claims he groomed her since her teenage years.
"The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years," she wrote in a post on the social networking site. "I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives." She concluded the statement with "I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent".
In the past, Evan Rachel Wood had spoken publicly about an allegedly abusive relationship she survived but never came around to naming the ex. With her Instagram post, the truth is now out. According to Vanity Fair, in a show of solidarity, at least four other women posted their own allegations against Manson, detailing harrowing experiences that they claim included sexual assault, psychological abuse, and/or various forms of coercion, violence, and intimidation. when the publication reached out to his representatives, they weren't immediately available for comment.
Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, and Wood began their relationship in 2007 and got engaged in January 2010. Seven months later, the two called their engagement off. Wood met Manson when she was 18 and he was 36. The 'Westworld' actress had detailed her ordeal in 2018 when she testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee as part of an effort to get the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights passed in all 50 states. "My experience with domestic violence was this: Toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse which started slow but escalated over time, including threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing, waking up to the man that claimed to love me raping what he believed to be my unconscious body," she had said. At the time, she had not revealed the identity of her abuser.
The internet is reaching out to the actress in support. "All my is with Evan Rachel Wood and the numerous other survivors of Marilyn Manson’s abuse. Long overdue justice must come swiftly," one tweeted.
All my ❤️❤️❤️❤️ is with Evan Rachel Wood and the numerous other survivors of Marilyn Manson’s abuse. Long overdue justice must come swiftly.— faye (@fayefellshort) February 1, 2021
"FUCK Marilyn Manson and all of the men of his ilk who take pleasure in the destruction of women. I want to hope for restorative justice but with a serial pattern like this honestly..... he can rot in hell," an angry user tweeted. "Marilyn Manson taught pockets of Gen X and Y to reevaluate the status quo and tear it down where necessary. I hope any remaining ardent supporters of his know that powerful men who manipulate, harass and torture women are part of a hidden status quo that’s in need of tearing down," another tweeted, previously adding, "I have a LOT of merch to throw out. Fuck Marilyn Manson."
FUCK Marilyn Manson and all of the men of his ilk who take pleasure in the destruction of women. I want to hope for restorative justice but with a serial pattern like this honestly..... he can rot in hell— B (@barbarikkizzle) February 1, 2021
Marilyn Manson taught pockets of Gen X and Y to reevaluate the status quo and tear it down where necessary. I hope any remaining ardent supporters of his know that powerful men who manipulate, harass and torture women are part of a hidden status quo that’s in need of tearing down— Liam (@liammmcmahon) February 1, 2021
According to reports, Mental Hammer tried to address the matter with Manson during an interview, but he hung up on the interviewer. Later issuing a statement, his representative branded it ‘inappropriate’ for Manson to comment on Wood’s testimony. Part of the statement read, "Personal testimony is just that, and we think it’s inappropriate to comment on that. [Metal Hammer] then go on to talk about Manson being accused of ‘terrible things’ by unnamed ‘critics’ but offer no guidance on who these critics are and what these things are, so it’s not possible to comment."
Metal Hammer defended its line of questioning saying that, 'We’re not accusing Marilyn Manson of anything. We just wanted to have a conversation about it. He refused."