Evan Rachel Wood says Marilyn Manson 'essentially raped' her on camera during 'Heart_laser freckle removal johannesburg

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Evan Rachel Wood says Marilyn Manson 'essentially raped' her on camera during 'Heart-Shaped Glasses' music video
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  • Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel WoodAmerican actress and singer
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Evan Rachel Wood detailed shocking new allegations against ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson in a documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Westworldactress, 34, who previously stated in February 2021 that Manson "horrifically" abused her for years, says the 53-year-old singer "essentially raped" her "on camera" during the making of his 2007 "Heart-Shaped Glasses" music video.

"It's nothing like I thought it was going to be," Wood says in Phoenix Rising – Part I: Don't Fall, which will debut later this year on HBO from documentarian Amy Berg (The Case Against Adnan Syed, Janis: Little Girl Blue). "We're doing things that were not what was pitched to me. We had discussed a simulated sex scene but once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real."

Evan Rachel Wood appears in Phoenix Rising by Amy Berg
Evan Rachel Wood appears in Phoenix Rising by Amy Berg

Olivia Fougeirol/Courtesy of Sundance Institute Evan Rachel Wood describes allegations against Marilyn Manson in HBO's 'Phoenix Rising' documentary.

Manson's attorney didn't immediately respond to EW's request for comment. According to Phoenix Rising, his legal team opted not to comment on specific allegations.

Manson's counsel previously released a statement on the abuse allegations against their client from multiple women, saying the singer, born Brian Warner, "vehemently denies any and all claims of sexual assault or abuse of anyone. These lurid claims against my client have three things in common — they are all false, alleged to have taken place more than a decade ago, and part of a coordinated attack by former partners and associates of Mr. Warner who have weaponized the otherwise mundane details of his personal life and their consensual relationships into fabricated horror stories'"

The "Heart-Shaped Glasses" video features sequences that were previously understood to be Wood and Manson engaged in simulated sex and kissing, while others showed Wood covered in blood. In Phoenix Rising, Wood now opens up about how she "did not feel safe" on set and "no one was looking after [her]."


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