Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood, alongside four fellow accusers, have all named Marilyn Manson as their abuser. Part of Wood's statement posted on February 1 said Manson "started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years," and later added Manson "brainwashed and manipulated into submission."
Manson has since been dropped by his label Loma Vista, and may be investigated per the request of California state senator Susan Rubio. Rubio penned a letter to Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson and FBI director Christopher Wray, requesting Manson be investigated because "Individuals who engage in this kind of abuse are often serial offenders."
Rubio's entire letter can be found below thanks to Vanity Fair.
“As a domestic violence survivor who now advocates for victims in my role of California state legislator, I share a common trauma of emotional, psychological and physical control at the hands of an abuser. Victims are almost always isolated from loved ones, making it that much more difficult to escape or come forward. They are usually not believed or are threatened to keep quiet. One of the reasons I fought for victims in my state to have more time to seek justice and to be allowed to use evidence of psychological and abusive behavior, commonly referred to as coercive control, was because they needed additional protections to stop the abuse.
“Since some of the alleged cases against Mr. Warner are from California, I am especially alarmed. Individuals who engage in this kind of abuse are often serial offenders. If these allegations are true, and no investigation is undertaken, we will be failing the victims and allowing a possible perpetrator to continue abusing unsuspecting victims. That must not be allowed to happen.”
This all goes back to April 2020, when video footage of Wood testifying in front of California state senators to create the Phoenix Act resurfaced. The footage showed Wood detailing a very abusive relationship she had when she was eighteen years old. During the testimony, she didn't explicitly name her abuser, but has since done so.
Manson released a statement late last night, denying the allegations, calling them a "horrible distortion of reality."