This post contains discussion of sexual assault and rape.
Last year, actor Evan Rachel Wood alleged that her ex-fiancé, Marilyn Manson, “horrifically abused” her for years.
In an upcoming HBO documentary, Phoenix Rising, Wood claims that Manson “essentially raped” her while filming a music video for his song “Heart-Shaped Glasses” in 2007. “We’re doing things that were not what was pitched to me,” she says. “We had discussed a simulated sex scene, but once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real.”
“I had never agreed to that. I’m a professional actress, I’ve been doing this my whole life; I’ve never been on a set that unprofessional in my life up until this day.”
“It was complete chaos. I did not feel safe. No one was looking after me. It was a really traumatizing experience filming the video. I didn’t know how to advocate for myself or know how to say no because I had been conditioned and trained to never talk back, to just soldier through.”
Wood said that the experience left her feeling “disgusting and that I had done something shameful, and I could tell that the crew was very uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do.”
“I was coerced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses. That’s when the first crime was committed against me. I was essentially raped on camera.”
Marilyn Manson recently hit back at these accusations with and Instagram post: