Evan Rachel Wood accused Marilyn Manson of abuse and grooming on Monday (Feb. 1), after years of speculation regarding an unnamed victimizer the actress referenced in congressional testimony from 2018. She also spoke of a then-unidentified abuser in even earlier instances.
Wood named the rock musician in a short statement on social media, following much media scrutiny presuming Manson as the abuser. At least four other women joined Wood, posting separate allegations against Manson, as Vanity Fair reported. Last November, Manson terminated a phone interview early after Wood's name was mentioned — before he hung up, he called any accusations "rumors." Shortly after, a representative for Manson issued an explanation on the musician's behalf.