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Off his rocker: Marilyn Manson lives up to the legacy of his surname

More women have joined long-time girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood with allegations of widespread cruelty and abuse

Paula Andropoulos

Ageing metal icon Marilyn Manson has been accused of “horrifically” abusing his one-time fiancé, actress Evan Rachel Wood, as well as a succession of other women, some of whom are well-known public figures in their own right.

At least nine other women have come forward to support Wood’s claims and contribute accounts of their own sordid encounters with Manson, whose offstage name is (the startlingly prosaic) Brian Hugh Warner.

In an Instagram post on February 1 2021, Wood announced that “the name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.” In the same post, Wood goes on to say she “is done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail”, and her aim in coming forward is to expose Manson and hold his enablers accountable...

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