According to Metal Hammer, Marilyn Manson recently ended an interview with them after being asked about his ex-girlfriend, actress Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”). This news comes after Wood previously opened up about an abusive relationship she had with an older man, who many believe to be Manson.
Wood dated Manson when she was 18 and he was 36. Then, in 2019, she gave a testimony in front of a California Senate Public Safety committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee in which she discussed the disturbing physical and mental abuse that she suffered from someone she was dating in her late teens. Though she didn’t mention him by name, many assume she was referring to Manson due to the timeline she described. On top of that, the frontman has even said in the past that he had “fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.” When asked about all this during a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Manson said the following:
“This is where I head out to the photoshoot, because I talk about music. I’m not here to talk about rumors. I understand that you have to ask a question like that, but I don’t want to talk about rumors as music as I want to talk about music.”
He then added: “Like I said, I won’t qualify it with an answer,” before hanging up the phone.
Metal Hammer said the following about the exchange:
“Marilyn Manson hung up on us as soon as we mentioned [Wood’s] name, and his people refused to have him answer any further questions – though they did provide us with a statement addressing 10 key questions we wanted Manson to answer, which we will be publishing later this week.
So, why – to paraphrase a question posed to us by Manson’s people – did Hammer, a heavy metal magazine, feel the need to get involved with all this? Well, we have one of the largest platforms of any rock or metal brand in the world. We encourage these ongoing efforts towards accountability within the music industry, and we’re aware that providing artists with unquestioning support – particularly when there’s a legitimate reason to ask questions – undermines that, no matter how much we love their music or like them as people.”