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Evan Rachel Wood appears to have publicly criticised Marilyn Manson’s appearance at Kanye West’s recent Donda event, deciding to give him the middle finger and mention his name during a recent performance.
Last week Manson and controversial rapper DaBaby stood alongside West at Soldier Field in Chicago on the porch of the house that once belonged to the father-of-four's mother, Donda. At one point Manson was heard joining in with West for the refrain ‘Guess I’m going to jail tonight.'
Manson is currently facing several lawsuits from women – including former partner Wood – who claim he sexually and physically abused them. Manson has denied the allegations, describing them as ‘horrible distortions of reality.'
While Manson’s record label and booking agent CAA have since cut ties with the musician, West not only invited him to take part in his album's listening party, but has also credited him as a co-writer on the songs ‘Jail’ and ‘Jail pt 2’ under his real name, Brian Warner.
Meanwhile, DaBaby has cause controversy of his own for making ignorant and homophobic comments about individuals living with HIV in May at Rolling Loud Miami festival. The rapper was consequently dropped from other music festivals, including Lollapalooza, and prompted Elton John and several other high-profile musicians to speak out against his comments and the importance of breaking down HIV stigmas. DaBaby also features on West's song ‘Jail pt 2’.
Following the album’s release over the weekend Wood shared a video of herself on Instagram performing ‘You Get What You Give’ by the New Radicals to a crowd.
At one point in the song Wood held her middle finger high in the air as she sang, ‘Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson/ … Marilyn Manson/We’ll all come right to your mansions/Come on, we’ll kick your ass in!’
‘You get what you give, she captioned the post. ‘For my fellow survivors who got slapped in the face this week. I love you. Don't give up. [sic]’
‘You are a powerhouse warrior woman my sweet friend, [sic]’ actor Rumer Willis commented on the post. ‘Warrior goddess,’ another followed commented.
In 2019 Wood made a testimony of her domestic violence experience before the California Senate Public Safety committee.
During the testimony she alleged that a former partner, who was believed to be Manson, groomed and abused her during their time together. ‘By the time I realised I was in a bad situation I felt completely trapped and terrified for my life,’ she said at the time.
Wood named Manson as her abuser the first time on February 1, 2021 and published a statement on Instagram in which she accused the musician of grooming her and subjecting her to abuse 'for years' - allegations the musician denies. The pair began dating in 2007 when when Wood was aged 19 and Manson 38.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, call the 24-hour Refuge helpline on 0808 2000 247 or visit their website here.
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