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01st Feb 2021

Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of grooming and abuse


‘I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail’

Actress Evan Rachel Wood has accused musician Marilyn Manson of grooming her and subjecting her to years of ‘horrific’ abuse.

The 33-year-old Westworld star got engaged to Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, in January 2010 after a three-year relationship. The pair called off the engagement months later.


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In a brief statement posted to her Instagram page on Monday, Wood said she had been ‘brainwashed and manipulated into submission,’  by Manson, who is now 52.

‘The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,’ Wood wrote.

‘He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. 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.’

According to a report by Vanity Fair, four other women have come forward with their own allegations against Manson in the time since Wood published her statement on Instagram.

They have provided details of their own experiences which they claim included sexual assault, psychological abuse, coercion, violence, and intimidation.