Just when you thought the allegations against Marilyn Manson couldn’t get any more appalling, actress Evan Rachel Wood has come forward with new, shocking claims about the abuse she allegedly endured from the infamous rocker.
Wood and Manson dated from 2006 to 2010, and she’s spoken openly about the many ways in which he physically and mentally abused her both during and after their time together.
Now, according to court documents obtained by the Daily Mail, Manson at one point threatened to sexually assault Woods’ 8-year-old son, Jack.
The documents were filed back in April as part of a custody dispute between Wood and her ex-husband, actor Jamie Bell.
Wood publicly accused Manson of assault in February, and she told the court that he responded by issuing threats to her and several family members, including her her son.
According to Wood’s testimony, at one point, an infuriated Manson “threatened to f–k” the child.
“I took his threat seriously, then and now,” Wood testified.
“[I’m] very concerned about our child’s safety when in Los Angeles.”
The actress went on to reveal that she lives in fear of retaliation from Manson.
“I am extremely afraid of the alleged offender,” she told the court.
“I have suffered severe, traumatic physical and emotional injury at his hands, and I am afraid he will seek retribution against me for testifying by harming me, our son, and members of my family.”
Wood further alleged that a different ex of Manson’s also received threats against her children, with the musician even going so far as to obtain the adolescents’ social security numbers.
According to the Mail, Bell filed a motion in response, arguing that Wood’s allegations allegations “[defy] credibility.”
“I frankly do not understand what is happening,” he said.
“Either Evan’s claims that she is receiving ‘death threats’ are true and Jack is not safe in her care, or they are not true and she is withholding our son from me for other reasons of her own invention.”
More than a dozen women have accused Manson of abuse, and the 52-year-old is currently being investigated for sexual assault and human trafficking.
“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years,” Wood alleged in a February interview with Vanity Fair.
“I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.”
Manson took to Instagram to deny the allegations, and he has been avoiding all forms of media ever since.
“My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners,” he wrote on Instagram in February.
“Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
In the months since, Manson’s house has been searched twice, and the media investigation into his alleged crimes has continued unabated.
It remains unclear if Manson will face criminal charges, but with the allegations mounting, it seems certain that he’ll at least wind up in civil court sometime in the next year.
We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.