Note: Warning! This article discusses sexual assault and/or rape.
Evan Rachel WoodThey will not be silenced.
Her appearance was on The ViewThe following Monday, February 14, 2014: Westworld star addressed the defamation lawsuit her ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson Recently, she was accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Wood claimed she wasn’t afraid to file the suit. However, Wood described the situation as sad since “this is the experience that pretty much all survivors go through when it attempts to expose somebody in a position where they are powerful.”
Sharing that an attempt to silence her “was expected,” Wood continued, “This is part of the retaliation that keeps survivors quiet. People don’t want people to come forward because of this.
According to the actress, 34 years old, she added: “I am very certain that I have truth on my side. That and that will be the truth.”
Manson filed his lawsuit just weeks prior to the release date. Phoenix Rising, an HBO docu-series centered around the the actress’ work in advocating for the passage of the Phoenix Act in California. In the documentary, which first premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Wood spoke about the alleged sexual abuse she faced at the hands of Manson—born Brian Warner—throughout their relationship.