While performing a cover of the New Radicals’ 1998 song “You Get What You Give” with her musical partner Zane Carney (of Evan+Zane) at the Bourbon Room, Rachel gave a middle finger to ex Marilyn Manson. The incident happened when her ex and accused abuser Marilyn Manson’s name came up in the lyrics.
“I’ve been holding this but it seems like the perfect time,” she said before the song, which features a reference to Manson, 52. When Wood lifted her middle finger and sang his name, the audience exploded in applause.
“My abuser’s name is Brian Warner, also known as Marilyn Manson around the world,” Wood wrote at the time.”When I was a child, he began grooming me and tormented me badly for years. I was duped into servitude by being misled and mislead. I’m tired of having to worry about revenge, defamation, or blackmail.”
“I’m here to expose this dangerous man and call out the multiple industries that have allowed him to kill more lives. I stand in solidarity with the numerous victims who refuse to be silenced any longer.”
She’s one of at least 15 women who claim Manson sexually assaulted them. Manson has vehemently disputed the accusations, calling them “horrible perversion of reality.”
“All of my intimate encounters have been with like-minded people and have always been fully consensual. That is the truth, regardless of how — or why — some currently choose to falsify the past “Manson went on to say.
Wood’s performance came after Kanye West received fire for bringing Marilyn Manson onstage for his 10th studio album Donda’s listening session on Thursday.
“For my fellow survivors who have had their faces smacked this week. Don’t give up if you haven’t already “Sunday’s post was captioned by her.
On her Instagram Story, Wood also mentioned Manson’s cooperation with West. She described herself as “triggered, re-traumatized, and unsafe.”
The source told, “He knows that having controversial characters around will be provocative and will get people talking.” “He understands that people will be offended and that there would be repercussions,” the source continued.