Marilyn Manson's ex-fiancée Rose McGowan said she 'stands with' Evan Rachel Wood after accusations against the musician

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Evan Rachel Wood was engaged to Marilyn Manson in 2010, while McGowan was engaged to him for two years before breaking it off in 2001. Dave J Hogan/Getty Images/Eric Charbonneau/Wireimage
  • Rose McGowan said she is "proud" of Evan Rachel Wood for publicly accusing Marilyn Manson of abuse.

  • McGowan was engaged to Manson for two years before they split in 2001.

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Marilyn Manson's ex-fiancée Rose McGowan has voiced her support for Evan Rachel Wood after the actress accused Manson of abuse.

Wood posted a statement on February 1 accusing her former partner of grooming and abusing her for "years." Manson denied these accusations.

Now, McGowan, who spent two years engaged to Manson before they split in 2001, has said she is "proud" of Wood and Manson's other accusers for coming out with the claims.

On February 1, McGowan tweeted: "I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and other brave women who have come forward. It takes years to recover from abuse and I send them strength on their journey to recovery. Let the truth be revealed. Let the healing begin."

McGowan followed up her tweet with a video expressing her thoughts and feelings around the situation. She said she was "profoundly sad" and "disgusted" but, chiefly, proud of Wood.

McGowan said that Manson was "not like that" when the two of them were together, but that "that has no bearing on whether he was like that with others before or after."

McGowan and Manson dated for three and a half years, two of which they spent engaged, before they broke off their relationship in 2001, with McGowan referencing "Scarface" and the use of cocaine as reasons why the relationship ended.

McGowan was previously been heavily involved with the #MeToo movement after she came forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein. In 2017, she alleged that she was raped by Weinstein. She was named Time's Person of the Year in 2017 for speaking out about sexual assault.

Meanwhile, Wood and Manson's relationship became public in 2007, when Wood was 19 and Manson was 38. The two got engaged themselves in 2010 but ended the engagement just seven months later.

In Wood's statement, posted to Instagram, the actress wrote: "He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission."

Wood wrote that she is "done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail" and wants to expose Manson as a "dangerous man... before he ruins any more lives."

Manson responded to these allegations with his own Instagram post, writing that these claims against him are "horrible distortions of reality."

"My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how - and why - others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth," Manson wrote.

As a result of these allegations, Manson has been dropped from two TV shows as well as by his record label, Loma Vista Recordings.

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