“Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, who has testified earlier than Congress about her experience with home and sexual violence, stated Monday that she was “horrifically” abused by the musician Marilyn Manson, her ex-partner.
In a post on Instagram, Wood wrote that Manson, whose actual title is Brian Warner, “started grooming me once I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years.”
“I used to be brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I’m done residing in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail,” Wood wrote.
“I’m right here to reveal this harmful man and name out the many industries that have enabled him, earlier than he ruins any extra lives,” the actor added. “I stand with the many victims who will now not be silent.”
Wooden, now 33, met Manson, 52 when she was a teen and he was in his late 30s. They dated intermittently within the late 2000s, and in 2010 they have been briefly engaged. Wooden married “Billy Elliot” star Jamie Bell in 2012, they usually divorced in 2014.
NBC Information has reached out to Manson’s representatives to touch upon Wooden’s allegations, which have been quoted in full above.
The British music magazine Steel Hammer stated Manson abruptly ended a phone interview final fall after the publication talked about Wood’s title.
In a subsequent statement to the magazine, Manson’s British public relations representative stated partially: “Private testimony is just that, and we predict it’s inappropriate to touch upon that.”
In early 2018, Wood testified earlier than a Home Judiciary Subcommittee on her experiences with home and sexual violence throughout a hearing concerning the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Invoice of Rights Act. She recounted being raped two times, first by an abusive associate after which by a person within the storage closet of a bar. (She didn’t title her abusers.)
She stated that she suffered from despair, agoraphobia, and night time terrors after her assaults and that she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I used to be deeply terrified and that fear lives with me to this day,” Wood stated in her testimony. “What makes me extra damage and extra offended than the precise rape and abuse itself was that piece of me that was stolen, which altered the course of my life.”