Marilyn Manson has denied “essentially rape” Evan Rachel Wood on camera while filming a music video in 2007.
in new documentary Phoenix Risingwhich premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday (January 23), Wood says that Manson – real name Brian Warner – “began to pierce me for real” during a “sex scene” that was considered “simulated”. Was.
Wood, who was 20 at the time, is alleged to have been absent from the set of the video, in which she was styled on a character from Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film. lolita, About a man who has sex with an underage girl.
“It’s not like I thought it was going to happen,” Wood says in the documentary. “We’re doing things that I didn’t like. We discussed a fake sex scene, but once the cameras were on, it started piercing me into the real one. I never agreed to it. .. It was complete chaos.’
“I didn’t feel safe,” she adds. “No one was taking care of me. It was a really painful experience filming the video. I felt disgusted and had done something embarrassing, and I could tell the crew was uncomfortable, and no one knew what to do.”
Wood says in the documentary that Manson, who was 38 at the time, “forced her to perform a commercial sex act under false pretense”.
“That was when the first crime was committed against me,” she says. “I was essentially raped on camera.”
in response to IndependentManson’s attorney, Howard King, said: “Of all the false claims made by Evan Rachel Wood about Brian Warner, his imaginative retelling of the making of the ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’ music video 15 years ago is the most brazen and easy-going To refute, because there were many witnesses.
“Evan was completely coherent and engaged not only during the three-day shoot, but also through weeks of pre-production planning and days of post-production editing for Final Cut. The simulated sex scene took several hours to shoot , in which many long breaks were used between different angles and camera setup.
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“Brian didn’t have sex with Evan on that set, and she knows it’s true.”
In the documentary, Wood claims that Manson told her that she was “to tell people that we had this great, romantic time and none of it was true”.
She adds: “I was afraid to do anything that would upset Brian in any way. The video was just the beginning of the violence that would continue to escalate over the course of the relationship. ,
Wood hinted at domestic abuse and sexual assault avoidance in several interviews over the years, but did not publicly accuse Manson by name until February of last year.
“My abuser’s name is Brian Warner, better known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” he wrote in a post on Instagram. “He started grooming me as a teenager and horribly abused me for years.”
On the same day that Wood shared their allegations, four other women accused Manson of mental, physical and emotional abuse and sexual and physical violence. He has now been accused of abuse by more than 12 women, including game of Thrones Actor Esme Bianco.
Manson has previously denied all claims of abuse, calling them “horrific distortions of reality.”
one part of two parts Phoenix Rising Airs in full on HBO later this year. Elsewhere in the documentary, Wood stated that Manson had an “obsession” with Hitler and called the Nazi leader “the first rock star”.
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