Evan Rachel Wood claims ex Marilyn Manson ‘horrifically’ abused her for years

In 2018, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood spoke before a House Judiciary Committee in support of the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. She described the “toxic mental, physical, and sexual abuse” she faced by an ex but did not name him at the time. On Monday, she broke her silence.

Wood said in a statement shared on Instagram that her ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson “horrifically” abused her for years. Multiple other women came forward with similar accounts.

A representative for Manson did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment, but he has consistently denied such allegations in the past. Wood’s representative had no further comment beyond the Instagram post.

“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood, 33, said. “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 individuals that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”