A new two-part documentary film about the life and career of actress Evan Rachel Wood, titled Phoenix Rising will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month.
The documentary was directed by filmmaker Amy Berg, and will explore the abuse allegations Wood made against Marilyn Manson in 2021.
Phoenix Rising will then go on to air on HBO “sometime this spring,” according to a post on Evan Rachel Wood’s Instagram.
A synopsis about the documentary on the Sundance Film Festival website reads: “Actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood takes her experience as a survivor of domestic violence to pursue justice, heal generational trauma, and reclaim her story in a culture that instinctively blames women. The film intimately charts her journey as she moves toward naming her infamous abuser for the first time.”
The allegations stated that Manson abused her during their relationship in the late 2000s with Wood claiming that she was “groomed” as a teenager by the shock-rocker, before he “horrifically abused’ and “brainwashed” her.
Wood said in 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.”
Following Wood’s statement, numerous other women have come forward to share their experiences with Manson, including Game Of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco and former assistant Ashley Walters.
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