This past January, actress Evan Rachel Wood, who appears in the “Heart-Shaped Glasses” music video, accused that Manson “essentially raped her” during the filming of the music video. Manson has denied this claim.
Per NME, Wood shared the petition on March 16th via an Instagram story.
The petition to remove the Marilyn Manson song currently has over 7,6000 signatures (at the time of this writing). Per a portion of the petition’s description:
“’Heart-Shaped Glasses’ is a video on YouTube that has over 32 million views: Link here, for reporting purposes. According to Evan Rachel Wood, Marilyn Manson raped Evan by penetration during filming which was not planned and while she was under the influence, and this is shown in the video. In her HBO two-part documentary, she states that she did not consent, she was given drugs, absinthe, and he penetrated her.”
You can view the full details regarding the petition on Change.org here.
As of this past Tuesday, Wood’s HBO documentary Phoenix Rising made its debut. Phoenix Rising is not only a documentary about Woods’ work to pass California’s Phoenix Act in 2019, which extended the statute of limitations on abuse charges, but it also covers her past relationship with Manson.
Wood recently made an appearance on The View to discuss the HBO documentary, while also speaking to her past relationship with Manson. In speaking to Marilyn Manson suing her, Wood said the following:
“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. 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. This was expected.
“I’m very confident I have the truth on my side and that the truth will come out and this this [lawsuit] is clearly timed before the documentary — there’s a reason. Again, I’m not doing this [film] to clear my name, I’m doing this to protect people. I’m doing this to sound the alarm that there is a dangerous person out there and I don’t want anybody getting near him. People can think whatever they want about me, I have to let the legal process run its course. I’m steady as a rock.”
More on this story as it unfolds. If you or someone you care about is suffering abuse at the hands of their partner, please contact RAINN or call 800.656.HOPE (4673). Remember: you are not alone.
Words by: Michael Pementel