Rachel Evan Wood accused Marilyn Manson of raping her. Images via Instagram @evanrachelwood @marilynmanson.

‘I was essentially raped on camera’: Evan Rachel Wood on Marilyn Manson

Actress Evan Rachel Wood accused her former fiancé Marilyn Manson of raping her on camera while filming a music video.


Rachel Evan Wood accused Marilyn Manson of raping her. Images via Instagram @evanrachelwood @marilynmanson.

American actress Evan Rachel Wood claims that her former fiance Marilyn Manson raped her on camera in the first half of her Phoenix Rising documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday 23 January. 


Actress Evan Rachel Wood first accused her former fiancé Brian Warner, popularly known as Marilyn Manson of abuse in February 2021. The pair met at a party in Los Angeles nearly 15 years ago when she was 18 and he was 37. 

Wood now claims Manson essentially raped her on camera in her documentary Phoenix Rising. The first half of the documentary premiered on Sunday 23 January at the Sundance Film Festival. Phoenix Rising is set to air on HBO in March. 

Wood recalls her appearance in his 2007 music video for Heart-Shaped Glasses. She says she was “forced” to have sex on camera. 

“We had discussed a simulated sex scene. But once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real. I had never agreed to that … It was complete chaos and I did not feel safe — no one was looking after me,” she said.

“I felt disgusting and like I had done something shameful, and I could tell that the crew was very uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do. I was coerced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses. That’s when the first crime was committed against me — and I was essentially raped on camera,” she continued.

The documentary also dives into dark details of their relationship.

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Manson denied the allegations made against him via a statement from his lawyer to The Post.

“Of all the false claims that Evan Rachel Wood has made about Brian Warner, her imaginative retelling of the making of the ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’ music video 15 years ago is the most brazen and easiest to disprove, because there were multiple witnesses,” said Manson’s attorney Howard King.

“Evan was not only fully coherent and engaged during the three-day shoot but also heavily involved in weeks of pre-production planning and days of post-production editing of the final cut. The simulated sex scene took several hours to shoot with multiple takes using different angles and several long breaks in between camera setups. Brian did not have sex with Evan on that set, and she knows that is the truth,” continued the lawyer.

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