Evan Rachel Wood Explains How She Became An Inspiring Person After Marilyn Manson’s Abuse

Actress Evan Rachel Wood recently joined The View for an interview. She claimed she ended up being an inspiring person following her abuse during her relationship with Marilyn Manson.

Although Marilyn Manson has been accused of abusing his partners, these accusations became serious when Evan Rachel Wood decided to reveal last year that the musician abused her. In an Instagram post, Wood directly targeted Manson and claimed he physically and psychologically abused her over the years.

Upon seeing Wood’s brave move, lots of other women revealed that Manson had abused them — and some of them sued him for rape, sexual abuse, and battery. Currently, there are 16 women who claim Manson abused them, but Manson didn’t respond to these claims until Evan Rachel Wood released her documentary ‘Phoenix Rising.’

Part one of ‘Phoenix Rising’ had its world premiere on January 23, 2022, at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and the second part is scheduled to premiere on March 15 and 16. In the documentary, Wood details the horrifying abuse and tries to reach out to other women who endured the same.

On March 3, Manson finally decided to respond to these claims in Wood’s documentary following a long time of silence. He shared a post on his Instagram to announce that he will sue Evan Rachel Wood due to her false accusations seen in the documentary. The musician then added he would share more about these incidents in the future.

In a recent interview with The View, Evan Rachel Wood was asked how she became such an inspiring person after all of the horrific abuse she endured. Wood then said she felt broken and empty at the beginning. The actress then added that she attempted suicide to escape but later realized that she had no other option than ‘rising from the ashes like a phoenix.’

During the conversation, Evan Rachel Wood said the following:

“When somebody aids in the destruction of yourself, and you forget who you are, you feel pretty broken and pretty empty. Honestly, the suicide attempt is another form of escape. When you don’t feel like you’re going to get out of this hole, there’s no way to lead, and there’s nowhere to go — that is one way of leaving.

And it did not work, and that was the turning point because it made me think, ‘Well, I guess there’s a reason why I’m here, and I’m at the bottom, so there’s nowhere to go but up.’ I always saw it as the best worst thing that ever happened to me because it was when the phoenix rose from the ashes. You know, that was the beginning.”

You can watch the interview below.