American actress Evan Rachel Wood has accused singer Marilyn Manson of raping her while taking advantage of the filming of one of her music videos. Evan Rachel Wood, known for her roles in the series Westworld or in the movie Thirteenmakes his accusations in the HBO documentary Phoenix Risingscreened at the Sundance Film Festival.
In this production, which shows the fight to increase the statute of limitations for sex crimes to allow victims to obtain justice, the actress returns to the filming, in 2007, of the music video for Heart Shaped Glassesone of the hits of Marilyn Manson, then his companion.
“We had talked about a simulated sex scene. But when the cameras were rolling, he started to really penetrate me”said the young woman. “I had never given my consent for that”, she insists. Actress since childhood, she explains that she “didn’t[t] couldn’t say no, because she had “been conditioned and trained never to answer, to go all the way at all costs”.
Evan Rachel Wood started dating Marilyn Manson – real name Brian Warner – in 2006, when he was 18. The singer was 37 at the time. “I was coerced into a commercial sex act under a false pretense. (…) I was raped in front of a camera”, she testifies. During the attack, “I can say that the team was very embarrassed and that nobody knew what to do”adds the actress.
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According to the documentary, Marilyn Manson then pressured the young woman to assure reporters that there was no real sex scene during filming. Representatives of the singer have not reacted at this time.
The Los Angeles police confirmed last year that they had opened an investigation into accusations of violence within the framework of the couple against the singer, relating to acts committed between 2009 and 2011. In addition, several women, like the actress Esmé Bianco (who notably played in Game Of Thrones), accused Marilyn Manson of rape and other assaults, which he denies.
Now 53, Marilyn Manson has created an eerie, gothic-inspired public persona in make-up, wearing two different lenses, with jet-black hair. Its very name is inspired by the actress Marilyn Monroe and the bloodthirsty guru Charles Manson, who caused the murder of actress Sharon Tate.
His record label Loma Vista Recordings and his talent agency CAA both severed relations with the singer following the accusations against him. However, he continues to record titles and appears in particular on the album donda released last year by Kanye West.