Multiple women accuse Marilyn Manson of physical and sexual abuse

by Joel Abbott · Feb 1st, 2021 4:05 pm

Last Updated Feb 2nd, 2021 at 9:09 pm

At least five women came forward on Monday with allegations against rockstar Marilyn Manson, detailing years of reported abuse.

The first to name Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, was 33-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood, who described in an Instagram post how the singer groomed her as a teenager and "horrifically abused" her.

Since the actress posted the allegation, four additional women said they too had been subject to sexual assault, violence, intimidation, and abuse from the 52-year-old.

In 2018, Wood testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee related to the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights passed in all 50 states, describing her experience with an unnamed abuser.

"My experience with domestic violence was this: Toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse which started slow but escalated over time, including threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing, waking up to the man that claimed to love me raping what he believed to be my unconscious body," Wood said at the time.

Manson and Wood met when she was only 18. They dated for several years and were engaged in 2010 before their relationship ended.

In 2009, Manson said on record that he had "fantasies about smashing [Wood's] skull in with a sledgehammer."

In 2018, an anonymous police report was filed against Manson for alleged sexual crimes in 2011, but police dropped the case for lack of evidence.

Manson's label, Loma Vista Recordings, has reportedly dropped him since Wood made her public allegation, including removing all of his affiliated merchandise and links from its site.


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