What Evan Rachel Wood Has Accused Marilyn Manson Of

Evan Rachel Wood has accused Marilyn Manson of "years of horrific abuse" in a statement in which she also accused her ex-fiancé of "grooming."

The Westworld actress detailed her experiences with the musician—whose real name is Brian Warner—in a harrowing statement posted to Instagram.

"The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson," Wood, 33, wrote.

"He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. 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 has spoken publicly of being in an abusive relationship before but has never named her abuser.

Manson's team has categorically denied similar allegations in the past. Newsweek has reached out to his representatives for comment.

The Thirteen star and Manson started dating in 2007. She was 18 at the time with the shock rocker 36. They got engaged in 2010 but split seven months later.

In 2009, Manson spoke about Wood in a Spin interview, saying: "I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer."

When the interview resurfaced in 2020, his PR team said that the comment was "obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account."

Four other women have voiced similar claims against Manson, including allegations of sexual assault, psychological abuse, coercion, violence, and intimidation.

The women posted accounts of their experiences on Instagram on Monday.

"I continue to suffer from PTSD, and struggle with depression," one woman, Ashley Walters wrote. "I stayed in touch with quite a few people who went through their own traumas, under his control."

Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood at Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D" World Premiere. Eric Charbonneau/WireImage for Disney Pictures

His representatives have "categorically denied" such allegations in the past.

He famously dated actress and activist Rose McGowan for two years and was married to performance artist Dita Von Teese for one year. In 2018, Wood testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee as part of a campaign to get the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights passed in all 50 states.

"My experience with domestic violence was this: 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," she told the subcommittee at the time, but did not name the perpetrator.