- Evan Rachel Wood has accused Marilyn Manson of "grooming" her and "raping" her in an Instagram post in 2021
- She has a new documentary coming out, where she will talk more about what happened
- Marilyn Manson is counter-suing Rachel Wood for what he says are "false claims"
She's sticking by her comments! Evan Rachel Wood is sharing more about what happened to her in her past when she was dating rockstar and goth icon, Marilyn Manson. The Westworld actress sat down Monday on The View to discuss some of the details in the ongoing lawsuit.
Evan Rachel Wood says the truth will come out
During her Monday interview with the ladies on The View, Evan Rachel Wood dived into some of the behind-the-scenes of her traumatic past and how she's not afraid of Marilyn Manson despite him countersuing her.
She alleged in an Instagram post in 2021 that Manson "approached me under the guise of work" and that in retrospect it was "part of the grooming process".
She named Manson in her post, saying, "He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission."
Now, Rachel Wood is releasing a documentary on HBO, Rising Phoenix, where she goes into a bit more detail surrounding the horrific allegations.
In the allegations, Rachel Wood said that Manson "essentially raped" her on the set of Manson's music video shoot.
Sunny Hostin, a co-host for the show, asked Rachel Wood what she thought of the statements released, in which Manson claims she made "made knowingly false statements."
Rachel Wood responded saying, "I can't speak about any of the specific allegations of the lawsuit. But I am not scared. I am sad because this is how it works."
She continued, "This is what pretty much every survivor that tries to expose someone in a position of power goes through. This is part of the retaliation that keeps survivors quiet. This is why people don't want to come forward."
She then noted that for her, she's "very confident that I have the truth on my side" and that she believes the "truth will come out".
The counter-sue comes at a suspicious timing ahead of Rachel Wood's documentary release, but Rachel Wood said that doesn't bother her.
"I'm not doing this to clear my name," she said. "I'm doing this to protect people. I'm doing this to sound the alarm that there's a dangerous person out there, and I don't want anybody getting near him."
She continued, "People can think what they want about me. I have to let the legal process run its course. I'm steady as a rock."
When she was 19, Rachel Wood shared that for Manson's "Heart-Shaped Glasses" music video, she was "drugged" on set and that she was "raped" on camera.
"We did not have sex on set, I was raped on set," she said. "When you're inebriated like that you can't consent, especially as a minor. He made me forget who I was. It's taken me years to remember. It's taken me years to get back to myself and even understand what had happened to me."
She continued, "I really thought I was the only one. I didn't find out until much later that not only was I not the only one, but that there was a pattern to his abuse. That means it's calculated. And that means he's not going to stop until he's stopped."
Watch the video above for all of the story.