Despite telling Rolling Stone in 2016 that she had once been raped by a “significant other,” Wood “categorically denied” that the abuser was Manson, and claimed their relationship was “loving and healthy.”
Wood, who testified before the United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations as a domestic violence and rape survivor, in 2018, now says Manson “horrifically” abused her “for years.”
In a statement issued on Instagram on Monday, Wood writes, “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. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”
Since Wood’s Instagram post, at least four other women have shared their own allegations against Manson including sexual assault, psychological abuse, and intimidation.
Six days ago, Wood cryptically wrote on Instagram, “Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle, beyond the goblin city, to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours
And my kingdom is as great…”
Neither Manson, not any of his representatives, have issued a response to Wood’s accusations as of this writing.