The video features Wood wearing Lolita-inspired heart-shaped glasses and having sex with Manson while flake blood rains down on them.
Wood was 19 years old when she filmed the music video and alleges in the documentary that she was fed absinthe on set to the point that she was barely conscious to object when Manson had sex with her on camera.
“It’s nothing like I thought it was going to be,” Wood says in the documentary, reports Rolling Stone.
“We’re doing things that were not what was pitched to me. We had discussed a simulated sex scene, but once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real. I had never agreed to that…It was complete chaos. I did not feel safe. No one was looking after me.”
Wood continues, “It was a really traumatising experience filming the video. I didn’t know how to advocate for myself or know how to say no because I had been conditioned and trained to never talk back — to just soldier through.
“I felt disgusting and that I had done something shameful, and I could tell that the crew was uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do.
“I was coerced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses,” Wood adds. “That’s when the first crime was committed against me. I was essentially raped on-camera.”
Wood has spoken out several times in the past about how Manson “horrifically abused” her from 2006 to 2011. Regarding Heart-Shaped Glasses, Wood says in the documentary that Manson was “really clear” with her about how she should promote the music video in interviews.
“I was supposed to tell people we had this great, romantic time and none of that was the truth,” Wood says.
“But I was scared to do anything that would upset [Manson] in any way. The video was just the beginning of the violence that would keep escalating over the course of the relationship.”
The Amy Berg-directed Phoenix Rising world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, has previously denied Wood’s claims. He also issued the following statement to the filmmakers through his attorney.
“[Warner] vehemently denies any and all claims of sexual assault or abuse of anyone. These lurid claims against my client have three things in common — they are all false, alleged to have taken place more than a decade ago and part of a coordinated attack by former partners and associates of Mr. Warner who have weaponised the otherwise mundane details of his personal life and their consensual relationships into fabricated horror stories.”
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