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Evan Rachel Wood gives alleged abuser Marilyn Manson the FINGER after Donda appearance

Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood gave her allegedly abusive ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson the middle-finger salute while singing his name in Hollywood on Saturday.

The disgraced 52-year-old (born Brian Warner) was name-checked during New Radicals’ 1998 song You Get What You Give, which Evan covered onstage the Bourbon Room.

The North Carolina-born 33-year-old and guitarist Zane Carney learned the track ‘backstage three minutes before’ the show, and she could be seen reading the lyrics from her phone.  

Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood gave her allegedly abusive ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson the middle-finger salute while singing his name in Hollywood on Saturday

Wood smiled coyly seconds before she gave Marilyn the finger in a video she uploaded Sunday in reaction to his surprise appearance at Kanye West’s Donda listening party last Thursday.

‘I’ve been saving this but it seemed like an appropriate time,’ the three-time Emmy nominee said onstage.

Aimed at the 15 women who’ve come forward about Manson, Evan captioned her post: ‘For my fellow survivors who got slapped in the face this week. I love you. Don’t give up.’

Wood was only 18 when she went public with her romance with the goth rocker in January 2007 – 13 days after his divorce from burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese was finalized. 

Expressing herself: The disgraced 52-year-old (born Brian Warner) was name-checked during New Radicals' 1998 song You Get What You Give, which Evan covered onstage the Bourbon Room

Expressing herself: The disgraced 52-year-old (born Brian Warner) was name-checked during New Radicals’ 1998 song You Get What You Give, which Evan covered onstage the Bourbon Room

'It seemed like an appropriate time': The North Carolina-born 33-year-old and guitarist Zane Carney (L) learned the track 'backstage three minutes before' the show, and she could be seen reading the lyrics from her phone

‘It seemed like an appropriate time’: The North Carolina-born 33-year-old and guitarist Zane Carney (L) learned the track ‘backstage three minutes before’ the show, and she could be seen reading the lyrics from her phone 

Commenting on cancel culture: Wood smiled coyly seconds before she gave Marilyn (R) the finger in a video she uploaded Sunday in reaction to his surprise appearance at Kanye West's (L) Donda listening party last Thursday

Commenting on cancel culture: Wood smiled coyly seconds before she gave Marilyn (R) the finger in a video she uploaded Sunday in reaction to his surprise appearance at Kanye West’s (L) Donda listening party last Thursday

Aimed at the 15 women who've come forward about Manson, the three-time Emmy nominee captioned her post: 'For my fellow survivors who got slapped in the face this week. I love you. Don't give up'

Aimed at the 15 women who’ve come forward about Manson, the three-time Emmy nominee captioned her post: ‘For my fellow survivors who got slapped in the face this week. I love you. Don’t give up’ 

‘I thought I was in love,’ she told Net-A-Porter’s The Edit back in 2015. ‘I wouldn’t trade any of [our relationship]. I appreciate everything he taught me. I just don’t think we were right for each other.’  

 In 2017 she revealed she had been sexually assaulted twice but did not publicly name her abuser. 

And in 2019 she made headlines when she detailed the abusive relationship. ‘When my abuser would threaten or attack me, I cut my wrist as a way to disarm him. It only made the abuse stop temporarily. At that point, I was desperate to stop the relentless abuse and I was too terrified to leave.’ 

That year she testified before the California Senate on behalf of The Phoenix Act — which extends the time domestic abuse survivors have to press charges against their abuser — that the unnamed man who abused her began grooming her when she was just 18.  

Teenager: Wood was only 18 when she went public with her romance with the goth rocker (R, pictured in 2007) in January 2007 - 13 days after his divorce from burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese was finalized

Teenager: Wood was only 18 when she went public with her romance with the goth rocker (R, pictured in 2007) in January 2007 – 13 days after his divorce from burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese was finalized 

The Kajillionaire actress was engaged to Marilyn for seven months in 2010 before coming forward in February with claims he 'emotionally, physically, and sexually abused' her

The Kajillionaire actress was engaged to Marilyn for seven months in 2010 before coming forward in February with claims he ’emotionally, physically, and sexually abused’ her 

‘He broke me down through means of starvation, sleep deprivation, and threats against my life, sometimes with deadly weapons which would result in me having severe panic attacks where I was unable to breathe or stop shaking. Sometimes he would not allow me to sleep until I participated in acts of fear, pain, torture, and humiliation which I felt powerless to stop.’ 

The act was signed into law in 2020. In February 2021 she finally outed Manson as the abuser with an Instagram post.  

‘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.’  

Legal woes: It was his first appearance in years amid four ongoing lawsuits against him on the basis of sexual assault, sexual abuse and countless other allegations

Legal woes: It was his first appearance in years amid four ongoing lawsuits against him on the basis of sexual assault, sexual abuse and countless other allegations

Jail 2: West claimed that the album was released 'without his approval' and said Jail 2 — the track that features both Manson and DaBaby was 'blocked from being on the album' though it is available on streaming platforms

Jail 2: West claimed that the album was released ‘without his approval’ and said Jail 2 — the track that features both Manson and DaBaby was ‘blocked from being on the album’ though it is available on streaming platforms 

In a harrowing 2009 Spin Magazine interview — conducted during a break from Wood — Manson spoke on his ex. 

The song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies” is about my fantasies. I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer,’ he said at the time.  

His team told the music blog Metal Hammer in 2020: ‘The comments in Spin where Manson had a fantasy of using a sledgehammer on Evan … was obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account.’

West — who released his highly anticipated album on Sunday — brought out both Manson and fellow disgraced artist DaBaby at his listening event, as both are featured on the track Jail, Pt. 2.  

Speaking out: Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco filed a lawsuit in federal court, accusing Manson of sexual assault and battery, and violation of human a trafficking law

Speaking out: Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco filed a lawsuit in federal court, accusing Manson of sexual assault and battery, and violation of human a trafficking law

Proof: Bianco shared an image of her back with whipping marks to Twitter in 2019

Proof: Bianco shared an image of her back with whipping marks to Twitter in 2019

But West tweeted ‘UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM.’ The track is currently however, is available on streaming platforms. 

A representative for the Tainted Love singer told PEOPLE ahead of the release: ‘Marilyn Manson’s voice is featured on Donda, and he will continue to conceptually collaborate with Ye on the Donda project,’ after his appearance drew head scratches from the audience. 

It was his first appearance in years amid four ongoing lawsuits against him on the basis of sexual assault, sexual abuse and countless other allegations. 

Just last month model Ashley Smithline, 36, submitted her complaint against Manson in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, outlining allegations that the rocker raped, whipped, burned and cut her.  

Latest: In May Smithline submitted her complaint against Manson in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, outlining allegations that the rocker raped, whipped, burned and cut her

Latest: In May Smithline submitted her complaint against Manson in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, outlining allegations that the rocker raped, whipped, burned and cut her

Former assistant: Walters sued former boss Manson for sexual assault, battery and harassment, claiming that the Tainted Love artist made her work 48-hours straight and occasionally groped and kissed her

Former assistant: Walters sued former boss Manson for sexual assault, battery and harassment, claiming that the Tainted Love artist made her work 48-hours straight and occasionally groped and kissed her

Smithline also claimed Manson ‘branded’ her by carving his initials into her thigh with a ‘knife emblazoned with a swastika.’  

The three other women who took legal action against him include Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco, Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters, and one who has chosen to remain anonymous. 

Bianco was the first woman to file a lawsuit against Manson, alleging that the singer raped and sexually battered her.

The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, claims that Manson violated human-trafficking laws by bringing Bianco from London to Los Angeles under the pretence that she would be acting in a music video. 

Claiming innocence: Manson has denied all claims of abuse, referring to them as 'horrible distortions of reality' that misrepresent consensual relationships with 'like-minded partners'; pictured February 2020

Claiming innocence: Manson has denied all claims of abuse, referring to them as ‘horrible distortions of reality’ that misrepresent consensual relationships with ‘like-minded partners’; pictured February 2020

Walters sued former boss Manson for sexual assault, battery and harassment, claiming that the Tainted Love artist made her work 48-hours straight and occasionally groped and kissed her.

There are a dozen other women who have also alleged sexual impropriety against Manson. 

Manson has denied all claims of abuse, referring to them as ‘horrible distortions of reality’ that misrepresent consensual relationships with ‘like-minded partners.’  

As of February, Manson was under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for alleged abuse, the department told DailyMail.com at the time. It’s unclear if he’s still under investigation.

Last month, Manson turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest following an alleged spitting incident in 2019.

The rocker allegedly spat at a female videographer before blowing his nose ‘at her’ during a concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. According to TMZ, Manson handed himself over to officials, where he was booked and released shortly afterwards.

Manson was released on personal recognizance bail under the conditions that he won’t commit any crimes while on release, won’t have any contact with the alleged victim, and will appear at all of his court hearings.




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