Marilyn Manson abuse allegations: Evan Rachel Wood claims rocker threatened her with anti-Semitic abuse, has Nazi tattoos

Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood.
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood. Photo credit: Getty

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US actress Evan Rachel Wood has revealed more shocking allegations against her former partner Marilyn Manson, including that the rock musician is inked with Nazi-themed tattoos and threatened her with anti-Semitic abuse during their on-and-off relationship.

On Monday (local time), the 33-year-old publicly named Manson, real name Brian Hugh Warner, as the man who had "horrifically abused" her throughout the course of their relationship. 

The Westworld star has now launched fresh allegations against the controversial rocker, claiming via her Instagram Story on Friday (local time) that he would call her "a Jew" in a "derogatory manner". She also wrote that Manson, 52, told her it was "better" her mother had converted to Judaism, as it ensured Wood wasn't "blood Jewish".

"I was called a 'jew' in a derogatory manner," Wood wrote. "He would draw swastikas over my bedside table when he was mad at me.

"I heard the 'n' word over and over. Everyone around him was expected to laugh and join in. 

"If you did not or (god forbid) called him out, you were singled out and abused more."

Marilyn Manson abuse allegations: Evan Rachel Wood claims rocker threatened her with anti-Semitic abuse, has Nazi tattoos
Photo credit: Evan Rachel Wood / Instagram

Wood also shared photos of three tattoos inked on Manson's body - two on his arms and one on his chest - alleging the designs are representative of Nazism. Just days before, another of Manson's alleged victims, Ashley Lindsay Morgan, claimed the singer-songwriter had once asked her to buy him Nazi paraphernalia. 

Wood linked one of his tattoos to a skull-and-crossbones symbol adopted by the Nazi regime. Known as 'Totenkopf' or 'death's head', the image was appropriated by the Schutzstaffel (SS), a paramilitary organisation under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

The actress also alleged that Manson's chest is inked with an M-swastika, sharing a screengrab from the community site, Manson Wiki, to corroborate the connection.

Marilyn Manson abuse allegations: Evan Rachel Wood claims rocker threatened her with anti-Semitic abuse, has Nazi tattoos
Photo credit: Evan Rachel Wood / Instagram

In a further post uploaded to her Instagram Story, Wood denied her relationship with Manson had been centred on "BDSM" and "kinky sex", reiterating that she thought she might die from the alleged abuse. 

"We weren't having sexual intercourse when I was being tortured, before or after," she wrote. "I thought I was going to die the entire time."

At least 11 additional women have come forward after Wood named Manson as her abuser on Monday, claiming they too suffered physical or sexual abuse at the hands of the musician. 

In a post shared to his social media accounts earlier this week, Manson denied the accusations as "distortions of reality".

"Obviously, my life and my art have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality," he wrote. 

"My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how - and why - others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth."

The 52-year-old, who achieved both commercial success and notoriety with albums such as Antichrist Superstar in the 1990s, has since been dropped by his record label, Loma Vista, talent agency CAA, and long-time manager Tony Ciulla, who worked with the rocker for 25 years. 

Manson, who is 18 years her senior, met Wood when she was a teenager. Their relationship, which first became public in 2007, ended three years later following a brief engagement.

On Wednesday (local time), emergency services were called to Manson's home in the Hollywood Hills to perform a 'welfare check', according to local media. A concerned friend reportedly contacted authorities after he was unable to get in touch with the star.

In 2018, Wood testified before the US Congress and California Senate regarding her experience with domestic violence and sexual assault, including being tied up, raped, and beaten by a partner when she was a teenager. She provided the attestation as part of a campaign to advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Acts in all 50 states.

Following Wood's statement on Monday, photographer Ashley Walters, an artist known only as Gabriella, and models Sarah McNeilly and Ashley Lindsay Morgan also came forward with allegations against Manson. Their accusations include drug abuse, physical violence, manipulation and blood pacts that left them suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

That night, three additional women - Scarlett Kapella, Brittany Leigh, and Torii Lynn - spoke out against the rock star. 

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, visual artist Love Bailey, musician Chloe Black, artist Louise Keay Bell, actress Charlyne Yi and former porn star Jenna Jameson have since levelled varying allegations against Mason.

Both Manson's ex-wife, Dita Von Teese, and one of his former girlfriends, Rose McGowan, have claimed they did not experience abuse at Manson's hands, but said they stood in solidarity with his alleged victims.

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