Marilyn Manson is no stranger to controversy. The artist has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women in the past. Now, new allegations against him have come to light.
Evan Rachel Wood chose to address a tragic moment from her past in her new documentary, Phoenix Rising. The documentary focuses on the life and career of Wood. The documentary is split in two parts with the first part already premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
Wood claimed in the film, Manson essentially raped her while filming a sex scene for the music video of “Heart Shaped Glasses.” She said in the film, “It’s nothing like I thought it was going to be.”
“We had discussed a simulated sex scene, but once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real. I had never agreed to that. I’m a professional actress, I have been doing this my whole life, I’d 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. It was a really traumatizing experience filming the video. I didn’t know how to advocate for myself or know how to say no because I had been conditioned and trained to never talk back—to just soldier through. I felt disgusting and like I had done something shameful, and I could tell that the crew was very uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do. 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.”
Wood said she was coerced into filming a sex scene under false pretenses. Throughout the first part of Phoenix Rising, Wood discussed many elements in her life with Manson-including the allegations that Manson isolated her from her family and abused her while on tour.
Phoenix Rising will air on HBO in March 2022. Meanwhile, Manson has yet to respond to the allegations against him. We will be on the lookout for more updates.
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