Evan Rachel Wood has accused Marilyn Manson of “essentially [raping her] on Camera” while filming his 2007 video for Heart-Shaped Glasses.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress opens up about her relationship with Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, in a new documentary Rising of the Phoenix, which premiered on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival.
Wood has accused Manson of abusing her for “years” after she became involved with him between 2006 and 2011 when she was 18 and he was 38.
In the music video for Heart shaped glasses, from Manson’s sixth studio album eat me drink me, the rock musician, dressed Wood in sunglasses similar to those on the poster of the 1962 film Lolita, about a man who becomes sexually possessed by an underage girl.
The video shows Manson appearing to be having sex with Wood while the pair are drenched in fake blood.
“It’s not what I imagined,” Wood says in the documentary.
“We’re doing things that weren’t what was suggested to me. We had discussed a simulated sex scene but as the cameras rolled he started to really penetrate me. I never agreed to that… It was a complete mess.”
“I didn’t feel safe. Nobody cared about me. It was a really traumatizing experience shooting the video. I felt disgusting and that I had done something shameful and I could tell the crew was uncomfortable and no one knew what to do.”
Wood says in the documentary that she was “forced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses.”
“That’s when the first crime was committed against me,” she says. “I was practically raped on camera.”
Wood has alluded to being a domestic violence and sexual assault survivor in interviews over the years, but only publicly accused Manson by name in February of last year.
“My abuser’s name is Brian Warner, known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” she wrote in a post on Instagram.
“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and has been cruelly abusing me for years.”
On the same day that Wood shared her allegations, four other women accused Manson Abuse, sexual and physical violence. He has since been accused of abuse by more than 12 women, including Game of Thrones Actor Esme Bianco.
Manson has denied all of the abuse, calling it “horrific distortions of reality.”
In a 2009 interview with Spin, conducted shortly after his split from Wood, Manson claimed he called Wood 158 times while self-mutilating and then blamed her for it.