‘He started grooming me when I was a teenager’: Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of abuse
“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years,” the actor and singer, said on Instagram.
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood has said that her ex-fiance, musician Marilyn Manson, was the man who “horrifically abused me for years.”
Wood wrote in an Instagram post shared on Monday that that 52-year-old Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, had “started grooming me when I was a teenager.”
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“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. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”
Wood has been vocal the past few years about experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assault, but until now, has never named her abuser(s).
In 2018, Evan Rachel Wood sat in front of Congress and harrowingly described how she had been raped and beaten by a former partner. For years, suspicions were there that this was Manson, but at the time, the Westworld star said she didn’t feel safe enough to name the alleged perpetrator.
To advocate for a bill to better protect sexual-assault survivors in all 50 States, she spoke about being subjected to “sick rituals” to be “mentally and physically tortured until my abuser felt I had ‘proven my love for them.’ In this moment… I truly felt like I could die.”