- Film And TV
- 15 Mar 22
TW: mentions of physical and sexual abuse. Evan Rachel Wood has released a clip from the new HBO docuseries describing her relationship with Marilyn Manson, with both episodes now available to stream.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has released a clip from the second part of her upcoming documentary Phoenix Rising, describing her state of constant paranoia while in a relationship with accused abuser Marilyn Manson. The docuseries premiered today (March 15), with both parts available to stream through HBO Max.
In the clip, Manson's former assistant Dan Cleary can be heard saying, "When I was his assistant, anyone who hopped on his Wi-Fi, he had your information and was able to clone phones or laptops or something."
"Manson had hacked into my emails," agreed Wood. "He was watching me, and he had people watching me, again under the guise of ‘This is for your own good.'"
"I’ve seen him hack into people’s laptops and gather information on them as blackmail,” the actress continued. “He’s hacked into my computer and social media accounts. He was monitoring my every move. I couldn’t reach out to anybody to say, ‘I need help,’ because if he caught me doing that...it would be up for two days getting yelled at, pleading my case, trying to talk him off the ledge. He just knew how to break you down.”
Phoenix Rising follows Wood's decision to claim that Manson (real name Brian Warner) was both physically and sexually abusive in February 2021. The film dives into the beginnings of their relationship, which began when Wood was a teenager and Warner was twice her age, and chronicles the harrowing years that followed.
"Using archival footage, intimate home videos, and candid testimony from Wood and other survivors, Phoenix Rising charts Wood’s journey from silent victim to vocal survivor and her rise to a domestic violence advocate," the official description reads.
Following her accusation, several more women have come forward with their own allegations against Warner, four of which filed civil lawsuits against the musician.
Warner has denied all accusations of abuse, and sued Wood and her friend Illma Gore for defamation, as well as claimed that Gore impersonated an FBI to convince woman to come forward against him. In the lawsuit, he alleges that she hacked into his phone and email.
The series, directed by Amy Berg (West of Memphis, Prophet’s Prey), premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Watch the trailer for Phoenix Rising, below.
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