Evan Rachel Wood appeared in front of a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Tuesday to testify as to the importance of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act.
That meant opening up about some horrifying experiences.
The Westworld star detailed “mental, physical, and sexual abuse” which included “sick rituals” of binding — experiences which “happened a decade ago” but have caused her lasting spiritual damage.
She told a panel:
“My experience with domestic violence was this: toxic mental, physical, and sexual abuse which started slow but escalated over time, including threats against my life, severe gas-lighting and brainwashing, waking up to the man that claimed to love me raping what he believed to be my unconscious body. And the worst part: Sick rituals of binding me up by my hands and feet to be mentally and physically tortured until my abuser felt I had proven my love for them.
In this moment, while I was tied up and being beaten and being told unspeakable things I truly felt like I could die, not just because my abuser said to me, ‘I could kill you right now,’ but because in that moment I felt like I left my body and I was too afraid to run — he would find me.”
See Evan’s entire emotional testimony (below):
Wood does not name her abuser in this testimony. But like she said, she has been in the spotlight since she was a teenager. For good or ill, people know who she’s dated.
Now some fans are doing their own math and speculating with one name: Marilyn Manson.
The entire Marilyn Manson subreddit is freaking out about you thinking your referring to him, do they have a reason to be concerned?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Stone Nelson├ó╦£┬«├»┬╕┬Å├░┼╕ΓÇí┬║├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╕ (@MrStoneNelson) February 28, 2018
Excerpt of @EvanRachelWood ‘s congressional testimony and a tweet REW liked. Is it safe to assume REW has spoken out about Marilyn Manson… pic.twitter.com/8Je3vmQYr7
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Morticia’s Epiphany (@RattleRocknRoll) February 28, 2018
The two reportedly had an affair when Wood was just 18 and dated for another two years. Their public relationship started over a decade ago and lasted off and on for years, so the timeline seems to fit. No other known longterm relationship she had does.
And Manson has been accused of sexual misconduct before.
But there are those fans defending the rocker:
Disheartened by the amount of people who automatically assume that Marilyn Manson MUST be the perpetrator of @evanrachelwood awful abuse, because he “looks the part.” Most monsters hide behind a position of power and guise of normalcy. “Nobody will believe you,” is their mantra.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ s. streight (@onomatopoeiapow) February 28, 2018
What do YOU think??
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