Marilyn Manson‘s ex Evan Rachel Wood accused him of “essentially raping” her on a music video shoot in 2007.
In new documentary Phoenix Rising, which premiered at Sundance last week, she said, “It’s nothing like I thought it was going to be. We’re doing things that were not what was pitched to me.”
She added: “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. I’m a professional actress, I have been doing this my whole life, I’d never been on a set that unprofessional in my life up until this day. It was complete chaos, and I did not feel safe. No one was looking after me.
“It was a really traumatising experience filming the video. I didn’t know how to advocate for myself or know how to say no because I had been conditioned and trained to never talk back—to just soldier through. 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.”
Manson denies all allegations against him.