“The title of my abuser is Brian Warner, additionally recognized to the world as Marilyn Manson,” the “13” star wrote. “He began grooming me once I was a teen and horrifically abused me for years. I used to be brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I’m carried out dwelling in concern of retaliation, slander or blackmail. I’m right here to show this harmful man and name out the various industries which have enabled him, earlier than he ruins any extra lives. I stand with the victims who will not be silent.”
Wooden and Manson’s relationship grew to become public knowledge in 2007, when she was 19 years outdated and he was 38. They obtained engaged in 2010 however they break up later that yr.
The three-time Emmy nominee has spoken out about abuse earlier than; nevertheless, she’d by no means named any names. In a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, as an illustration, Wooden talked about experiencing “bodily, psychological, sexual” abuse.
“I have been raped. By a major different whereas we had been collectively,” she instructed the journal on the time. “And on a separate event, by the proprietor of a bar…I do not consider we reside in a time the place individuals can keep silent any longer. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism.”
In 2018, she additionally testified before a House Judiciary committee in an effort to implement the Survivors Invoice of Rights Act in all 50 states.
“My expertise with home violence was this: poisonous psychological, bodily and sexual abuse which began sluggish however escalated over time, together with threats towards my life, extreme gaslighting and brainwashing, waking as much as the person that claimed to like me, raping what he believed to be my unconscious physique,” she stated on the time. “And the worst half, sick rituals of binding me up by my palms and toes to be mentally and bodily tortured till my abuser felt I had confirmed my love for them.”
The next yr, Wooden testified in entrance of the California Senate on behalf of the Phoenix Act and spoke out in a #IAmNotOK post.
In line with The Hollywood Reporter, a police report was filed towards Manson in Could 2018 for unspecified intercourse crimes courting again to 2011. Per the outlet, citing a courtroom submitting, the district legal professional declined the case as a result of the statute of limitations had expired and “absence of corroboration.”
In a press release, Manson’s legal professional instructed THR the “allegations made to the police had been and are categorically denied” by Manson and that “any declare of sexual impropriety or imprisonment at that, or some other time is fake.” It’s unclear who filed the grievance.
In a 2009 interview with Spin, Manson stated, “I’ve fantasies each day about smashing her cranium in with a sledgehammer.” In November 2020, Manson’s staff instructed Metal Hammer, “The feedback in Spin the place Manson had a fantasy of utilizing a sledgehammer on Evan and he reduce himself 158 occasions was clearly a theatrical rock star interview selling a brand new document, and never a factual account. The truth that Evan and Manson obtained engaged six months after this interview would point out that nobody took this story actually.”
The Metallic Hammer piece additionally requested for Manson’s response to Wooden’s 2018 testimony, to which his staff replied, “Private testimony is simply that, and we predict it is inappropriate to touch upon that.” As well as, his staff, in response to a listing of questions on Wooden, claimed there “are additionally quite a few articles over a number of years the place Evan Rachel Wooden speaks very positively about her relationship with Manson.”
E! Information has tried to contact Manson’s staff for remark.