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More than ten years after her split from Marilyn Manson, Evan Rachel Wood publicly accused the musician of abuse in an effort to stop him from ‘ruining any more lives.’ And now, he’s speaking out.

Marilyn Manson. Marilyn Manson's response to Evan Rachel Wood.
Marilyn Manson. Marilyn Manson's response to Evan Rachel Wood.

Evan Rachel Wood has been open about being a victim of sexual assault over the years, and now, she has named her ex, Marilyn Manson, as her alleged abuser. “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” she wrote on social media during the early hours of Feb. 1. 

“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.” Following her post, Marilyn Manson took to Instagram to deny the accusations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality”. He also says that his romantic relationships have always been “entirely consensual”. 

In Evan Rachel Wood’s post, she explained why she decided to come forward with the identity of her alleged abuser. “I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail,” she explained. 

“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.” After the actress came forward, at least four other women also shared similar accusations against Marilyn Manson on social media.

Rose McGowan, who was previously engaged to Marilyn Manson, also applauded Evan for coming forward with her abuse claims. “I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and other brave women who have come forward,” the Charmed actress said on Twitter. “It takes years to recover from abuse and I send them strength on their journey to recovery. Let the truth be revealed. Let the healing begin.”

Following Evan’s claim, Marilyn Manson was immediately dropped from his label, according to Rolling Stone. Additionally, the musician categorically denied allegations of unspecified sex crimes that were made about him to police in 2018.

Source: Hollywood Life

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