Actress Evan Rachel Wood has finally come forward and named Marilyn Manson as the ex she has previously talked about who abused her over the course of their relationship. She posted a message on Instagram yesterday (Monday, Feb. 1st) writing in part, “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.”
Until now, Wood has spoken about her abuser but never specifically named the person. She wrote, “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson . . . 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 also re-posted several accounts of other alleged Manson victims on her Instagram Story.
Manson’s record label, Loma Vista, dropped Manson from their roster yesterday after the news broke. They issued a statement on their social media which reads, “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. Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”
Wood and Manson began dating in December 2006 and were on and off until 2010.
Manson has denied Wood’s claims in the past. So far, he has not publicly responded to Wood’s post.
INTERNET COMMENTS @twitter.com: AGREE OR DISAGREE?
Dave A writes, “Not sure I believe this I’ve studied him for years and been a huge fan my whole life of him I find it hard to believe that he would sexually abuse anyone”
Wargod ARTS writes, “Anybody with half a brain who was involved w/ Marilyn Manson knew what they were getting into prior w/ being involved with the guy. I feel no sympathy. Sorry but these ladies need to be held accountable for their poor choices rather than blaming others for their stupidity.”
nrodnyc writes, “Completely believable!! He took on the name of a serial killer, does that sound like someone who wouldn’t abuse another human? One could argue that Manson never “killed” anyone but then again did Hitler kills all those Jews?? Come on.”
Michael Abrams writes, “I’m new to this…do we wait for an investigation or do we go full potato now and cancel him?”
evie writes, “It’s pretty f**king disgusting, the fact that people are so quick to jump over the fact that he groomed and abused her and go straight to “somehow it’s her fault” is pretty terrifying but not surprising”
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