In a lengthy Instagram post in February 2021, Evan Rachel Wood claimed Marilyn Manson started grooming her when she was a teenager and abused her 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,” wrote the Westworld actress.
Manson denied Wood’s claims and called them “horrible distortions of reality”.
Produced and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg, Phoenix Rising sees Evan Rachel Wood telling her story about how she met Manson and details their whirlwind relationship.
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SOUTH AFRICAN MARC BOUWER FEATURES IN DOCUMENTARY
Phoenix Rising features a series of animated portraits of Marilyn Manson which were created by South African fashion designer and artist, Marc Bouwer.
Bouwer has featured on Miss Universe as a guest judge and on Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model. He is also the designer behind Angelina Jolie’s iconic 2004 Oscars gown.