In the days since Evan Rachel Wood publicly accused Marilyn Manson of “horrifically” abusing her for years, a number of other former associates have come forward to harrowing experiences with the rocker. Among them is actor Corey Feldman, who accuses Manson of “decades long mental and emotional abuse.”
Manson befriending Feldman in the late ’90s and even wrote about the Goonies star in his autobiography . Feldman, who also starred in such classic ’80s films as The Lost Boys and Stand by Me, penned a lengthy post on Instagram detailing the alleged abuse he suffered at the hands of Manson over the course of their relationship.
Sharing an image of the two together, Feldman tells a story of how Manson tried to manipulate him into breaking five years of sobriety back when the singer was promoting his 1998 album Mechanical Animals. The post also details how Manson once kissed him in front of a crowd at the premiere for the Howard Stern movie Private Parts, and how Manson told him he modeled his entire style after Feldman’s character in the movie Dream a Little Dream as a way to further manipulate him. The entire post reads as follows:
“THE NIGHT @MARILYNMANSON TRIED 2 USE & ABUSE ME AS HIS PLAY TOY BY TRYING 2 MANIPULATE ME N2 BREAKING MY 5 YRS of SOBRIETY 2 SNORT COCAINE W HIM, WHILE GAS LIGHTING ME 4 HIS PRESS TOUR ON #MECHANICALANIMALS WAS WHERE THE DECADES LONG MENTAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE BEGAN! LUCKILY I WAS NOT PHYSICALLY HARMED THAT NIGHT AS WE GOT OUT SAFELY, BUT THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF MY NIGHTMARE! #ISTANDWITHEVAN & ANY & ALL SURVIVORS OF HIS DEMENTED ABUSE!
Manson has been obsessed w me 4 over 2 decades! Dont #BELIEVE me? Just LOOK @ THE PUBLISHED FACTS! He 1st wrote several passages about me in his book #LONGROADOUTOFHELL as we had met a few months prior 2 that @ a Premier 4 #HOWARDSTERNSPRIVATEPARTS IN NY where the #GROOMING process began. He grabbed my face in front of the crowd and kissed me w his Black Lip Stick that I couldn’t rub off all night. He proceeded 2 gush over me telling me what a ‘Huge fan’ of mine he was. He then introduced me 2 his BFF #BILLYCORGAN All of this is documented in his book! He brags about it as if I was a special needs person he was making fun of. However this encounter is not only talked about in his book but is also discussed in @jennacantlose [Jenna Jameson] Autobiography. She NOTES HIS OBSESSION WITH ME there. But several months passed b4 he released the book making me aware of his 2 sided nature. B4 the book came out Manson heavily pursued a friendship w me. Telling me I was his idol. Telling me he actually got his whole style by watching my film #DREAMALITTLEDREAM & my character #BOBBYKELLER was the inspiration 4 his entire look. Idk if that was #TRUTH but he used it as a way 2 manipulate me.
Months later he called me on Xmas morning, 2 wish me a ‘merry Christmas’ & invite 2 a dinner party around the release of his book, @ the fancy Indian Hollywood hang Dar Macrabe where customers sit around on pillows as in traditional Indian style. When I walked in the rm it was quite clear that I was the ‘guest of honor’ as the whole room stopped 2 take pictures of the moment as he hugged me, then grabbed my hand, & led me 2 the table by his side. THE PIC IS FROM THAT MOMENT! We later went back 2 his home where the nightmare began. He has messed w my life ever since.”
Feldman’s allegations come after Manson was denounced by onetime mentor Trent Reznor, who stated, “I have been vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person and cut ties with him nearly 25 years ago.” Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, who was briefly a member of Manson’s touring band, exclaimed, “He is a bad f**king guy … that guy is canceled.”
In her initial statement this past Monday, Evan Rachel Wood said of Manson, “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.” She would later also accuse Manson of repeated anti-Semitism and racist language.
Feldman has previously stated that he was abused as a youth in Hollywood, even releasing the documentary My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys about himself and his frequent co-star Corey Haim, who passed away in 2010. As a child actor, Feldman also developed a friendship with Michael Jackson. He had initially supported the pop superstar after accusations of child molestation were levied against Jackson, but said in 2019 that he can no longer defend the late singer.
Corey Feldman’s Instagram post can be seen below.