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Evan Rachel Wood Alleges That Marilyn Manson Abused Her

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Evan Rachel Wood Alleges That Marilyn Manson Abused Her

"I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail," the actress wrote.

UPDATE 2/4/2021 at 3 p.m.: Phoebe Bridgers and Dita Von Teese (real name Heather Renée Sweet), Marilyn Manson's ex-wife, have also released statements.

"I went to Marilyn Manson's house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan. He referred to a room in his house as the 'rape room,'" Bridgers wrote. "I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor. I stopped being a fan. I stand with everyone who came forward."

In a follow-up tweet, she added that Manson's label, management, and band were all aware of his behavior.

Von Teese shared her statement on Instagram. She wrote that the allegations "do not match" her own relationship with Manson.

"To those who have expressed your concerns of my well-being, I appreciate your kindness. Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would not have married him in December 2005. I left 12 months later due to infidelity and drug abuse," she wrote. "Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship. I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself."

UPDATE 2/2/2021 at 10 a.m.: Marilyn Manson has responded to claims of abuse made by several women including his ex-wife Evan Rachel Wood. In a statement on Instagram, he denied the allegations, claiming that his relationships were "entirely consensual with like-minded partners."

Regardless, his record label Loma Vista Recordings said they are cutting ties. "In light of today's disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately," they wrote. "Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects."

Previously:

Evan Rachel Wood has spoken out on Instagram.

The Westworld actress posted a note early Monday morning, alleging that musician Marilyn Manson had abused her as a teenager.

"The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson," Wood began.

"He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission," she continued. "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."

Wood concluded on a note of solidarity.

"I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent," she wrote.

Wood wasn't the only woman to come forward with allegations against Manson on Monday. Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Lindsay Morgan, and Gabriella all shared their harrowing alleged experiences with Manson on social media.

Wood's comments section was flooded with support and heart emojis."Your courage is inspiring," fellow True Blood alum Anna Paquin wrote."Love and support, Evan," Wood's Kajillionaire co-star Debra Winger commented.

RELATED: Evan Rachel Wood Testifies About Multiple Rapes in Powerful Congressional Speech

In 2018, Wood spoke about her experience with domestic violence before the House Judiciary Committee. "My experience with domestic violence was this," she began, "the 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."