The #MeToo movement ended the careers of several creeps in corporate media.
But the movement fizzled when powerful Democrats began getting accused of sexual assault.
Now a Hollywood actress wants one disturbing video removed from the internet.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has recently opened up about her toxic relationship with ex-boyfriend rockstar Marilyn Manson.
Wood claims she was both emotionally and physically abused, and other women have come forward corroborating her allegations.
Now Wood is calling on YouTube to take down the Marilyn Manson music video for “Heart-Shaped Glasses” because she said she was assaulted during filming.
“Evan Rachel Wood alleged that she was ‘essentially raped on camera’ by Marilyn Manson during the filming of the music video for his 2007 single ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)’…[I]n an Instagram Story, Wood shared a petition calling for YouTube to remove that video. The video is still available on the service, and, according to a YouTube representative, it isn’t coming down at this time.”
YouTube Spokesman Jack Malon responded, “We’re monitoring the situation closely and will take appropriate action if we determine there is a breach of our creator responsibility guidelines.”
Wood talked about her time with Manson in the documentary Phoenix Rising, directed by Amy Berg.
Berg won an Oscar for her film that exposed sexual assault in the Catholic church, but her film An Open Secret about pedophilia in Hollywood was completely ignored by the industry.
A Change.org petition calling for the music video to be taken down read:
“According to Evan Rachel Wood, Marilyn Manson raped Evan by penetration during filming which was not planned and while she was under the influence, and this is shown in the video. In her HBO two-part documentary, she states that she did not consent, she was given drugs, absinthe, and he penetrated her. While she might not be able to charge him as the statute of limitations passed, this video should not be on the internet.”
Manson, who’s real name is Brian Warner, has been accused by multiple women of disturbingly abusive behavior.
Last year, Wood wrote:
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner…Also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. 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.”
YouTube is notorious for taking down videos on political grounds.
Conservatives and counter-narrative liberals can get nuked for the platform for something as innocuous as saying cloth masks don’t work.
Wood’s allegations put YouTube in a serious bind.
The company does not want to start pulling down videos of big-name artists signed to big-name companies if it doesn’t have to.