Marilyn Manson Once Shared a ‘Fantasy’ About Killing Evan Rachel Wood

Marilyn Manson is in the news after being accused of abuse by his ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood. Wood had previously revealed she was a survivor of domestic violence, but she never said any names before the new allegations. Manson has since denied the claims against him. However, he has said some alarming things about her in the past.

Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson on September 13, 2007, in New York City.
Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson on September 13, 2007, in New York City. | Scott Wintrow/Getty Images

Inside Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood’s relationship

According to Rolling Stone, the two met in the mid-2000s at the Los Angeles clubhouse Chateau Marmont. At the time, Wood was 18 and Manson was 36.

“I met somebody that promised freedom and expression and no judgments,” Wood explained to the publication. “And I was craving danger and excitement.” 

“I looked at my mother one day and said, ‘Mom, I’m gonna get on this tour bus for eight months and see the world and have a crazy journey and find myself,’” she continued. “‘And if people aren’t OK with that, I’m sorry, but I can’t live my life for other people.’”

According to Us Weekly, she and Manson went public with their romance in 2007. After an on-off relationship, they got engaged in 2010. But by the following year, they were over.

Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood | Eric Charbonneau/WireImage for Disney Pictures

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Marilyn Manson shared his ‘fantasy’ about killing Evan Rachel Wood during a breakup

In 2009, Spin caught up with Manson to discuss his newly-released The High End of Low, an album that came after a “tough” breakup with Woods. In the interview, Manson said he’d called her over 100 times after they broke up while cutting himself, calling his actions “intentional.”

“I wanted to show her the pain she put me through,” he said. “It was like, ‘I want you to physically see what you’ve done.'”

Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood | John Shearer/WireImage

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He also said he’d had thoughts about killing Wood. “The song ‘I Want to Kill You Like They Do in The Movies‘ is about my fantasies. I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer,” he continued.

But later, Manson’s team said his claims were not ‘factual’

When the claims resurfaced in 2020, a representative for Manson told Metal Hammer that the rockstar’s comments were not meant to be taken seriously.

“The comments in Spin where Manson had a fantasy of using a sledgehammer on Evan and he cut himself 158 times was obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account. The fact that Evan and Manson got engaged six months after this interview would indicate that no one took this story literally,” the rep said.

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