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Evan Rachel Wood Reveals More Horrifying Allegations Against Marilyn Manson In New Documentary 

Phoenix Rising is a new documentary regarding the life and career of Evan Rachel Wood, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance film festival. In the documentary, Wood accused rock musician Marilyn Manson of raping her on the set of his ‘Heart-Shaped Glass’ music video in 2007. 

Wood revealed that she was fed absinthe and was barely conscious on the set of the video, in which she plays a character styled to look like Lolita. Wood knew that her and Manson would be participating in a “simulated sex scene” for the video, but stated that once the camera’s were rolling Manson began penetrating her “for real.” 

Wood said that she had “never been on a set that unprofessional in my life up until this day. It was complete chaos and I did not feel safe. No one was looking after me. I didn’t know how to advocate for myself or say no because I had been conditioned and trained to never talk back – to just soldier through. The crew was very uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do.”

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She said that the alleged incident made her “feel disgusting and like I had done something shameful. I was coerced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses. That’s when the first crime was committed against me and I was essentially raped on camera.”

She also revealed that after the video wrapped Manson gave her “really clear instructions on how  to describe the video to journalists. I was supposed to tell people we had this great, romantic time and none of that was the truth.”

“But I was scared to do anything that would upset Brian in any way. The video was just the beginning of the violence that would keep escalating over the course of the relationship.”

Wood was in a relationship with Manson from 2007 to 2010. She previously accused him of grooming her as a teenager which led to her experiencing “horrific” abuse for years. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.” Wood initially met Manson when she was 18 and he was 38. 

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Wood is not the only woman to come forward with intense allegations against Manson. Game of Thrones actor Esme Bianco recently accused Manson of sexual and physical violence involving torture.

Manson is currently facing up to four lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault, battery, and harassments, as well as an investigation into claims of domestic violence. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department raided his home back in November 2021 over these claims as well. 

In February 2021 Vanity Fair published an article with the first public allegations made against Manson; he was quickly dropped by his record label, Loma Vista, after the article was released. 

Phoenix Rising will air on HBO in the US this March. The film follows the creation of the Phoenix Act, which is a piece of legislation Wood led in an attempt to extend the statute of limitations for survivors of domestic violence to pursue charges against their abusers. The Act was signed into law in October 2019.

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Marilyn Manson Wanted On Warrant For Assault Against Videographer 

There is currently an active arrest warrant for Marilyn Manson in Gilford, New Hampshire for two counts of assault dating back to 2019. 

According to a post by the Gilford Police Department, “Manson, originally Brian Hugh Warner, was charged after being accused of assaulting a videographer in a stage pit area while performing a concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on Aug. 18, 2019. The alleged assaults are not sexual in nature.”

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People Magazine reported that Howard King, Manson’s attorney, claimed the charges were filed after the videographer asked for $35,000 for “effects on camera equipment.” 

King said “the request was made after a small amount of spit came into contact with the videographer’s arm. After asking for evidence regarding the claim we did not receive a response.” 

“The whole claim is ludicrous, but we remain committed to cooperating with authorities, as we have done throughout.” 

However, concert attendees told People that Manson “blew a huge snot rocket on the videographer.” The Facebook post from the Gilford Police Department states that Manson’s agent and legal counsel have been made aware of the warrant for quite some time, but no effort has been made by either party that would suggest Manson will be returning to New Hampshire to address the charges. 

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A misdemeanor simple assault charge carries a possible jail sentence of less than one year and a fine of $2,000 or less. Earlier this month Manson was also sued by Game Of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco, after alleging sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, and she’s not the first to make these claims against Manson. 

That lawsuit was filed in federal court in Los Angeles. Bianco claims that Manson violated human trafficking laws by bringing her to California from England under the false pretenses of roles in music videos and movies that never came to be. 

Evan Rachel Wood also came out on social media this year claiming that Manson sexually, physically, and emotionally abused her throughout their relationship. At the time, Manson’s record label and agents all dropped him. 

Manson responded to the allegations in February by claiming that they were “horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how, and why, others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.” 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives also claimed that they were investigating domestic violence allegations made against Manson between 2009 and 2011; the survivors remain anonymous.