Rose McGowan “stands with” Evan Rachel Wood after she came forward with abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson.
The Westworld star accused her ex-fiancé of "brainwashing" her and "manipulating her into submission" in an Instagram post uploaded on Monday (Feb 1), and Rose — who was also engaged to Marilyn for two years before they ended their romance in 2001 — has now said she’s “profoundly sorry” to hear Evan’s story.
In a statement posted to Instagram, the Charmed actress wrote: “My statement: I am profoundly sorry to those who have suffered the abuse & mental torture of Marilyn Manson. When I say Hollywood is a cult, I mean the Entertainment industry including the music industry is a cult. Cult’s protect the rot at the top. Theirs is a sickness that must be stopped. The industrial fame complex chooses who they protect & who they’ll let be their victims. For profit.
“I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and all of those who have or will come forward. And please don’t pull out the ‘why did they take so much time to come forward?’ question that shames victims/survivors, it’s what stops others from coming forward. And to all of those who have covered for monsters, shame on you. Rise and say no more.”
Evan, 33, accused Marilyn — whose real name is Brian Warner — of “grooming” her when she was a teenager, and alleged he “horrifically abused” her throughout their relationship.
In her Instagram post, she explained: "The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me 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. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent."
As a result of the allegations against Marilyn — which he has denied — his record label, Loma Vista, have announced they are dropping him from their label.
In a statement to Variety, the label said: “In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately. Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.” — BANG
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