Evan Rachel Wood is speaking out about additional severe torture she claims to have experienced at the hands of Marilyn Manson impersonator Brian Warner.
From 2006 through 2010, Wood was involved with Warner, commencing when she was only 18 and he was 36. Woods did not publicly identify Warner as her abuser until February 2021, even though the star testified before Congress in 2018 about her experiences with mental, physical, and s-xu@l abuse by a romantic partner. (Manson has refuted the charges.)
She stated in a statement, “My abuser’s name is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. Four more women accused the singer of physical and s-xu@l assault after she came out. He began grooming me as a teenager and tortured me horribly for years. I was coerced and brainwashed into submitting. I no longer want to live in constant fear of reprisals, slander, or blackmail. Before he destroys any more lives, I’m here to expose this dangerous man and denounce the numerous industries that have supported him. I support the numerous victims who won’t remain silent any longer.
The details of Evan Rachel Wood’s claimed “first offence” against Warner during the production of his 2007 music video “Heart-Shaped Glasses” have now been revealed in a new documentary. The Westworld actor said that Warner s-xu@lly assaulted her when she was 19 years old in part one of Phoenix Rising, which had its Sundance Film Festival premiere on January 23.
In the documentary, Wood stated, “It’s nothing like I anticipated it was going to be,” according to People. “We’re taking actions that differ from those that were suggested to me. Although we had planned having a mock s-x scene, as soon as the cameras started shooting, he began actually piercing me. I never consented to that. I work as a paid actress. I’ve been doing this all my life, and before today, I’ve never worked on a set that was so unprofessional.
It was total anarchy, she continued. I didn’t feel protected. Nobody was watching out for me. Making the video was a terribly traumatic experience. Being conditioned and trained to never speak up and to simply soldier through left me with no idea how to speak up for myself or how to say no.
Wood allegedly claimed in an interview with People that she could tell the team “was very uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do.” She continued, “Under false pretences, I was forced to do a commercial s-x act. The first offence against me was committed at that time. In essence, I was r-ped on television.