Marilyn Manson's ex-wife Dita Von Teese released a statement in the wake of the recent abuse allegations from at least six women, including actress Evan Rachel Wood. Teese, who was married to Manson for over a year between 2005 and 2006, says she never experienced any abuse at his hands but left due to infidelity and drug abuse. She also extended her support to the victims coming forward.
Her statement reads:
I have been processing the news that broke Monday regarding Marilyn Manson. To those who have expressed your concerns of my well-being, I appreciate your kindness.
Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during
our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would not have married him in December.
I left 12 months later due to infidelity and drug abuse.
Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.
I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself.
This is my sole statement on this matter. Thank you for respecting this request.
Evan Rachel Wood officially named Brian Warner, a.k.a. Marilyn Manson, as her abuser on February 1, 2021. Footage surfaced last year of Wood's testimony in front of California state senators last to create the Phoenix Act in California. The law extends the statute of limitations on domestic violence felonies from three to five years, as well as requiring police officers to undergo more training in regards to domestic partner violence.
As Wood made her announcement, she was signal-boosting other women who began speaking of the abuse they alleged Manson caused to them. She also boosted a Twitter thread from this past fall of a former Manson personal assistant backing her claims. Another accuser has since come forward saying Manson pulled a gun on her and accused him of drugging his girlfriend at the time.
Wood's testimony detailed being mentally and physically tortured by an older man when she was 18-years-old. It was public knowledge that Wood began dating Marilyn Manson in 2006 when she was 18 and he was 36. You can see the details of her accusations here.