Evan Rachel Wood went public with accusations against former partner, Marilyn Manson, but nine days earlier she had also shared her story with a California State Senator who then fired off an official letter demanding a criminal investigation into Manson.
Senator Susan Rubio, representing California’s 22nd District, revealed the letter she sent on January 21, days before Evan Rachel Wood took to social media and named the “Dope Show” singer as her alleged abuser. Senator Rubio went straight to the top and is demanding that the rockstar be held responsible for his alleged actions.
The letter from Senator Rubio was addressed to Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson of the US Dept of Justice and Christopher Wray, the Director of the FBI. Although the letter clearly names Evan Rachel Wood as one of the accusers and alleged victims, her name is blacked out on the public image of the letter. Rubio states that “multiple allegations” have been made against Marilyn Manson, and she is asking that the Dept of Justice contact the alleged victims and initiate an investigation.
Taking to Instagram, Senator Rubio stated:
“As a survivor myself, I was horrified to hear of these domestic violence allegations. We need to stand with the victims. We know they are almost always isolated from loved ones, making it that much more difficult to escape or seek justice. Victims are usually not believed or are threatened to keep quiet, so when they do come forward, we need to support them.”
She added, “These allegations of physical, emotional, and financial abuse against Marilyn Manson, also known as Brian Hugh Warner, must be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. If law enforcement does not do that, we will not only fail these victims, but future possible victims of this alleged perpetrator. We must not let that happen.”
The news by Evan Rachel Wood made a huge impact in the entertainment world, and garnered support and love from many of Wood’s celebrity friends.
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” the “Westworld” star wrote in her social media post.
She continued, “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.”
After going public, multiple other women came forward with similar claims of abuse. Manson immediately felt the fallout from the accusations, as he was dropped from his record label, as well as other projects from those wanting to distance themselves from the rocker.
Marilyn Manson has not yet addressed the allegations, but his team has disputed similar accusations in the past.