Evan Rachel Wood Says Marilyn Manson 'Essentially Raped' Her While Filming His 2007 Music Video
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Wood is featured in an upcoming HBO documentary, Phoenix Rising, and during the doc's first part (which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend), she says (via People) that Manson sexually assaulted her on a music video set in 2007.
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Wood alleges that Manson "essentially raped" her while filming a music video for his song "Heart-Shaped Glasses" in 2007. "We're doing things that were not what was pitched to me," she says. "We had discussed a simulated sex scene, but once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real."
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"I had never agreed to that. I'm a professional actress, I've been doing this my whole life; I've never been on a set that unprofessional in my life up until this day."
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"It was complete chaos. I did not feel safe. No one was looking after me. It was a really traumatizing 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."
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Wood said that the experience left her feeling "disgusting and that I had done something shameful, and I could tell that the crew was very uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do."
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"I was coerced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses. That's when the first crime was committed against me. I was essentially raped on camera."