On Monday, February 1, actress Evan Rachel Wood - the star of Westworld - posted on Instagram a post with revelations about the violence she had experienced. The girl already mentioned him in 2018: “It was a mental, physical and sexual abuse, which began imperceptibly, but progressed actively. It came to threats to life and health, I was subjected to powerful gaslighting, woke up next to a man who said that he loved me, while raping what he thought was my unconscious body."
And then, and now it was about one person - Marilyn Manson, with whom Wood met from 2006 to 2010 with short breaks. The couple even managed to announce their engagement. In 2009, at the end of a grueling romance, the artist admitted in an interview that every day he dreamed of "smashing his girlfriend's skull with a sledgehammer", but 12 years ago Manson's words were attributed to maintaining an odious image and an element of promoting new releases.
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood, 2006 (?) © Shearer / WireImage
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the public as Marilyn Manson. He began courting me when I was a teenager and treated me horribly for years. I was brainwashed and forced to cave in. But I gave up this life in fear of retribution, slander, or blackmail. Now I want to expose this dangerous man and shout out to the industries that indulge him in everything - before he ruins a few more lives. I stand on the side of numerous victims who will no longer be silent,”reads a fresh post by Evan Rachel on Instagram.
Following Wood, on February 1, the silence was broken by four more former lovers of the musician. Photographer Ashley Walters said that she had pulled out of a relationship with the artist with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Model Sarah McNealy wrote that the affair with Manson and she cost a long work with a psychoanalyst: “For 'bad' behavior, he locked me in a room, forced me to listen to how he was having fun with other women, forbade me to communicate with friends, and for disobedience he threatened to deal with them … I heard stories from other girls who wanted to report Manson's behavior - their pets were found dead. " Also, the musician, according to the model, accused her of all mortal sins, so that she felt insignificant, and threatened to smash her face with a bat.
Model Ashley Lindsay Morgan and artist Gabriella shared similar stories on the same day.
Another Manson ex-girlfriend, actress Rose McGowan, supported the victims: “It takes years to recover from the abuse, and I wish them the strength to walk this path and fully recover. Let the public know the truth. Let the wounds begin to heal,”the girl wrote on Twitter.
On February 2, Marilyn Manson rebuked on Instagram: “It is clear that my life and my art, like a magnet, have always attracted ambiguous reactions, but the latest statements addressed to me are just a monstrous distortion of reality. I entered into communication only with partners close to me in spirit and only by mutual consent. It doesn't matter how and for what, but now someone has decided to present the past in a distorted light - that's the whole truth."
The industry did not believe the musician and reacted with lightning speed to the words of his ex-girlfriends. Thus, representatives of the Loma Vista label refused to promote the musician's latest album and generally continue to cooperate: “Since Evan Rachel Woods and several other women called Marilyn Manson their abuser, we are forced to immediately stop the promotion of his new album. Also, the label has decided to stop any further collaboration with Marilyn Manson,”reads the post on Facebook. AMC Networks decided to cut scenes with Manson from the series "Horror Kaleidoscope" and "American Gods".
Susan Rubio, California State Senator, has asked Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson and FBI Director Christopher Ray to take the case seriously. “Individuals who engage in this kind of violence are usually hard-core perpetrators. If these allegations are true and no investigation follows, we will let the victims down and allow the alleged perpetrator to continue doing the same with other victims. This cannot be allowed,”the senator wrote. Now the phrase “Some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused” from the track “Sweet Dreams”, which Manson covered 26 years ago, sounds especially demonic from his lips.
Marilyn Manson (Brian Hugh Warner) is a rock singer, composer, actor, artist and once a music journalist who has literally spat in the face of conservatives and believers since the mid-nineties. Rocker-Satanist, with might and main exploiting the image of a sexless immoral person, shouting blasphemy. In other words, the antichrist-superstar, as he christened himself on his second studio album. In September 2020, the musician's eleventh album "We Are Chaos" was released.>