A brief two-minute trailer for the upcoming HBO Max documentary Phoenix Rising shows Evan Rachel Wood opening up about her allegations against Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner.
“I’m here today to talk about Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood says in the trailer. “Numerous women heard my story, and knew exactly who it was,” she explains, referring to her testimony before Congress in 2018, where she detailed her personal experience with sexual assault without naming names at the time.
Last year, Wood took to Instagram to officially name Manson as her alleged abuser. “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” she wrote. “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 wasn’t the only one that this had happened to,” Wood claims in the new trailer, which shows her hugging other women who have come forward with allegations against the rock star.
The two-part Phoenix Rising documentary will feature Wood’s narration about the ways in which Manson allegedly abused her sexually and controlled her and her journey as an advocate for the Phoenix Act, a 2019 law that extended the statute of limitations for sexual abuse survivors in California.
Phoenix Rising premieres on March 15 on HBO Max.
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