Dita Von Teese is addressing abuse allegations against ex-husband Marilyn Manson.
Earlier this week, Manson’s ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood claimed the musician “horrifically abused me for years.” She revealed in an Instagram post Monday that Manson, 52, had “started grooming me when I was a teenager.” The “Westworld” actress has been vocal the past few years about experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assault without naming a specific person.
Manson spoke out against the allegations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality.”
In a post to Instagram Wednesday, Teese, 48, who married Manson in 2005 before filing for divorce in 2006, said she has been “processing the news that broke” regarding Manson and thanked “those who have expressed your concerns of my well-being.”
“Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would not have married him,” the burlesque dancer wrote, adding she left due to “infidelity and drug abuse.”
She continued, “Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship. I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself.”