Who is Marilyn Manson's ex-wife

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Several women, including US actress Evan Rachel Wood, have made serious allegations of abuse against shock rocker Marilyn Manson. "He sneaked my trust when I was a teenager, and then abused me terribly for years," wrote Wood, who was in the past with Manson, on Monday on the online service Instagram.

Wood was in a relationship with Manson until 2010

"I was brainwashed and manipulated into submissiveness." Together with Wood, known from the science fiction series "Westworld", at least four other women raised serious allegations against the musician, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner. They accuse the 52-year-old of sexual abuse, including rape, as well as manipulation, forced drug use, intimidation, physical violence and death threats.

Wood, now 33, was in a relationship with Manson until 2010. In 2016 she described in the short message service Twitter and then in 2018 to a congressional committee that she had been a victim of sexual violence in the past. The actress did not mention names at the time. Now Wood accused rock musician Manson of being the culprit.

She no longer wants to live in fear of "retaliation, slander or blackmail". "I'm here to expose this dangerous man," Wood wrote on Instagram. The 52-year-old should not be allowed to “ruin more life”.

"I stand by the side of the many victims who will no longer remain silent." Representatives and the lawyer Mansons initially did not respond to a request for an opinion on the allegations. As early as 2018, after the abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein became public, a complaint against Manson, known for his Gothic look, had been filed. It was about alleged sexual offenses in 2011. The public prosecutor dropped the case. (afp)