In April, video footage surfaced of Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood testifying in front of California state senators last year to create the Phoenix Act has resurfaced. Wood detailing a very abusive relationship she had when she was eighteen years old, and while she did not name her abuser, the timeline of events matched the time she dated Marilyn Manson. Manson was asked in a recent interview about the allegations that have come up, and promptly ended the interview.
Wood's testimony detailed being mentally and physically tortured by an older man when she was 18-years-old. It was pubic 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. Manson alluded to similar incidents to the ones she described in a 2009 interview with Spin.
Metal Hammer magazine was interviewing Manson for a new feature and decided to ask him about the allegations. They noted he promptly hung up:
We asked, but we didn’t get an answer. Marilyn Manson hung up on us as soon as we mentioned her name, and his people refused to have him answer any further questions – though they did provide us with a statement addressing 10 key questions we wanted Manson to answer, which we will be publishing later this week.
Update: Manson has released a new statement, denying ever abusing Wood. Read his full thoughts here.
Manson's reps wondered why a heavy metal magazine would feel the need to get involved with this. Metal Hammer notes they submitted 10 questions to try to get Manson's side of the story and will be publishing his statement later in the week. We will let you know what he says.