KEY POINTS

  • Dita Von Teese expresses support to Marilyn Manson amid allegations
  • The actress says she never had a similar experience of abuse 
  • Cameron Silver praises Von Teese  for putting her words across  "beautifully and sensitively" 

The 48-year-old actress and burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese took to her social media on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to speak about recent abuse allegations leveled against her ex-husband Marilyn Manson.  The claims were made by actress Evan Rachel Wood, Manson's ex-fiance, along with other women.

On Instagram, Von Teese began her statement by acknowledging the allegations' sensitivity and said that she is still "processing the news" that broke on Monday, Feb. 1. While she appreciated the people asking about her well-being,  she clarified that she didn't have any similar experience of abuse.

The actress noted that she was married to the 52-year-old singer for seven years, and if she had such a negative experience, then she would have never married him in 2005. Moreover, she admitted that the reason behind their divorce was drug abuse and infidelity.

"Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship. I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to realize yourself fully," her public statement concluded. Fashion designer Cameron Silver commented on her Instagram post and praised her for putting her words across "beautifully and sensitively."

Von Teese's statement was issued before the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) visited Manson's home in California. After conducting an investigation, LAPD's spokesperson said that there was "no evidence of any trouble."

The "Westworld" star Wood alleged through her Instagram on Monday that Manson used to abuse her “horrifically."

According to Wood, she was 19-year-old when she started dating Manson while he was 38-year-old. She further claimed that Manson had manipulated and brainwashed her in submission.

The 33-year-old actress wrote that she doesn't want to fear blackmail, slander and retaliation anymore. She called Manson a "dangerous man" while noting that she is speaking out to expose him. Wood also shared other accusers' screenshots on her Instagram stories against Manson, including Ashley Lindsay Morgan, Ashley Walters and Sarah McNeilly.

Manson responded to the allegations and said that Woods is misrepresenting the past. On Monday evening, he took to Instagram to clarify that his intimate relationships have been with only "like-minded partners," and all of them were "consensual." He admitted that his life and art have been attracting controversies, but this claim is "horrible distortions of reality."

Marilyn Manson LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 04: Marilyn Manson attends The Art Of Elysium's 13th Annual Celebration - Heaven on January 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage) Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage