American actress Evan Rachel Wood said she had been subjected to “horrible abuse for years.”
American singer Marilyn Manson was accused Monday of harassment and rape by several women, including American actress Evan Rachel Wood, who says she was subjected to “horrible abuse for years.”
At least five women posted accusations against Brian Hugh Warner (his real name) almost simultaneously on his Instagram account.
Evan Rachel Wood, 33, claims the singer “psychologically manipulated her” when she was not yet 20. She says she was then subjected “to horrible abuse for years.”
The actress, who participates in the series “Westworld,” was in a relationship with Marilyn Manson for several years before getting engaged in 2010. They broke up a few months later.
In 2018, the actress testified before the Judicial Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives and revealed her long ordeal as a victim of psychological and physical abuse.
In his message posted Monday, he revealed that his attacker, whose name he declined to give at the time, is Brian Hugh Warner. In Congress she had claimed, among other things, that she had been raped several times.
Four other women, who said they had a romantic relationship with him, on Monday accused the artist of manipulation, harassment, abuse and threats.
His musical universe, “shock rock”, combines metal rock with a spectacular staging to capture his audience, mixing satanic and gothic images. Two of his albums reached number one in sales in the United States.
The women who testified on Monday, many of them former groupies, portrayed a character as seductive as manipulative, capable of tying them up, threatening them with death or forcing them to use drugs.
Several of the alleged victims claim to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I’m sick of living in fear of retaliation, slander and blackmail,” wrote Evan Rachel Wood.