When Evan Rachel Wood was 19 years old and still dating Jamie Bell, she claims Marilyn Manson, who was in his late thirties at the time, began wooing her.
Evan Rachel Wood recounts how her connection with Marilyn Manson—which she believes was abusive, an allegation Manson fiercely denies—marked the end of her first boyfriend in the new two-part HBO documentary “Phoenix Rising.”
According to the documentary, Wood was still dating her then-boyfriend Jamie Bell when she met Manson when she was only 18 years old. In the documentary, she says that when Manson kissed her for the first time, it felt like the first time she’d ever been kissed by a man rather than a teen boy.
When Wood claims Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, came between her and Bell, he was in his late 30s. Manson then approached her and began courting her, she claimed. Soon after, the two started dating. Wood, now 34, accused Manson of sexually assaulting and abusing her during that time last year. All of these connections, according to Manson, were voluntary.
On March 2, Manson filed a civil lawsuit against Wood and Ashley Gore (also known as Illma Gore), alleging them of colluding to portray him as a rapist and abuser, characterizations described as “malicious falsehoods” in the complaint. The complaint names Gore as Wood’s on-again, off-again love companion. Wood and Gore allegedly secretly recruited and coerced additional potential victims “to appear concurrently with charges of rape against” Manson, according to the lawsuit. During an interview on The View Monday, Wood addressed the allegations, stating she is “quite certain that I have the truth on my side and that the truth will come out.”
Wood has subsequently become an activist, speaking out against domestic violence, but had never publicly accused Manson until lately. In 2018, she testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee on her experiences as a rape and domestic abuse survivor in an attempt to pass the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act across the country.
Wood’s charges have been vigorously refuted by Manson, who has branded them “horrible distortions of reality.” “With like-minded partners, my intimate relationships have always been fully voluntary.” That is the truth, regardless of how — or why — others choose to falsify the history now,” Manson remarked.
Jaime Bell, Wood’s first boyfriend, is now 36 years old, and they both started off as child actors. Bell is a British actor who appeared in the films Billy Elliot and King Kong[K1] in 2000 and 2005, respectively.
According to Us Weekly in 2012, the former couple met in 2005 while both featured in the music video for Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” They dated for about a year after that.
Evan Rachel Wood and Madilyn Manson’s Relationship
Following Wood’s breakup with Manson in 2011, they renewed their romance. Wood states in “Phoenix Rising” that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of her relationship with Manson, and that the experience harmed her second relationship with Bell.
Despite the fact that Wood claims in the documentary that they were never married, the two did exchange vows in 2012. In 2013, Wood gave birth to their son, and the couple divorced in 2014.
In 2016, Wood told People, “At the end of the day, [our son] is our priority and what matters.”
Since then, Bell has been in the 2015 version of the “Fantastic Four” and the 2019 Elton John biopic “Rocketman.” In 2017, he married Kate Mara, his “Fantastic Four” co-star. They have a daughter together, who was born in 2019.
Jamie Bell’s Net Worth
Jamie Bell is a wealthy English actor with an estimated net worth of $11 million. Andrew James Matfin Bell was born on March 14, 1986, in Billingham, England, UK, and rose to prominence with his role as Billy Elliot in the 2000 play Billy Elliot. He began dancing at the age of six, after often seeing his sister’s practices.
Because dancing is not a very macho activity, young Bell, like his character Elliot, kept his dancing a secret from his classmates. He was harassed when the beans were spilled. That just made him more motivated to win the Billy Elliot part in an audition that drew over 2,000 youngsters from the northeast of the United Kingdom.
Numerous nominations and prizes, including the Best Newcomer Award and subsequently the Best Male Performance at the BAFTA awards, demonstrated that he was the correct option for the role. Following that, he worked on films like Undertow (2004), Dear Wendy (2004), The Chumscrubber (2005), and Hallam Foe (2007), among others.
Working with prominent directors such as Peter Jackson in King Kong (2005), Clint Eastwood in Flags of Our Fathers (2006), and Steven Spielberg in Tintin, he improved and enhanced his acting abilities over the years (2011).