Evan Rachel Wood subtly called out her ex and alleged abuser Marilyn Manson while performing a cover of the New Radicals’ 1998 single “You Get What You Give” with her musical partner Zane Carney (of Evan + Zane) on Saturday at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles.
“I’ve been saving this but it seems like the appropriate time,” she prefaced the song, which includes a reference to Manson, 52. Wood put up her middle finger as she sang his name, to which the crowd erupted into cheers.
Prior to this, Evan also reacted to the collaboration in an Instagram Story post. Sharing a screenshot of an article reporting the news of Marilyn being featured in Kanye’s Donda album, Evan wrote over the pic, “Triggered, re-traumatized, and unsafe.”
Evan first got candid about being sexually assaulted by a “significant other” in 2016, but she only revealed Marilyn as her abuser in February. “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Evan wrote at the time. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.”
“I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent,” Evan, who is among at least 15 women who have accused Manson of sexual assault, added.
Manson denies the allegations.