Marilyn Manson’s Attorney Responds To Evan Rachel Wood’s ‘Rape’ Allegation

Singer Marilyn Manson has recently responded to Evan Rachel Wood‘s accusation that he raped her on his music video set through his lawyer.

Although there were rumors about Marilyn Manson abusing his partners in the past, the accusations were ultimately vocalized when Evan Rachel Wood came forward last year to reveal she was horrifically abused by the singer. She made the announcement with an Instagram post in which she clearly targeted Manson and said he physically and psychologically abused her for many years.

Following this bold move, many other women also revealed their stories of abuse, and some sued Manson for sexual assault, rape, and battery. As of now, 16 women are accusing Manson of abuse, yet the singer has denied every one of these claims. However, his label and manager dropped him due to the allegations.

In her documentary ‘Phoenix Rising,’ which premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival, Evan Rachel Wood revealed the first time Manson abused her. According to the actress, it occurred while they were shooting Manson’s ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’ music video on May 8, 2007, as the musician raped her.

In the video, Manson and Evan Rachel Wood share intimate moments, such as kissing and having sex, and many people thought these scenes were staged. However, Wood claimed they were real, and Manson actually raped her on camera. She then stated she felt pretty unsafe during that process, which traumatized her.

On January 25, Manson’s attorney Howard King responded to these claims in a statement, saying Manson didn’t have sex with Wood on that set, and she knows that is the truth. Moreover, he described Wood’s allegations as ‘false claims’ and ‘her imaginative retelling,’ as there were multiple witnesses and the hours-long shooting involved weeks of pre-production and post-production.

As reported by People, Manson’s attorney Howard King stated the following:

“Of all the false claims that Evan Rachel Wood has made about Brian Warner, her imaginative retelling of the making of the ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’ music video 15 years ago is the most brazen and easiest to disprove, because there were multiple witnesses.

Evan was not only fully coherent and engaged during the three-day shoot but also heavily involved in weeks of pre-production planning and days of post-production editing of the final cut. The simulated sex scene took several hours to shoot with multiple takes using different angles and several long breaks in between camera setups.”

Below, you can watch the music video of ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’ and see that scene for yourself.