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    Melissa Benoist, Anna Paquin, Selma Blair, And Many Others Have Publicly Shown Their Support For Evan Rachel Wood

    "Your courage is inspiring."

    This weekend, Evan Rachel Wood publicly named Marilyn Manson as her abuser:

    For many years, Evan Rachel Wood has openly been an advocate for domestic violence survivors. She helped create The Phoenix Act, a bill that creates more rights for survivors:

    Even though it was highly speculated that her abuser was Marilyn Manson — the two were in a relationship from 2007–2011 — it wasn't officially confirmed until Evan posted to her Instagram this weekend.

    Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson at the Gala Screening of Sony Pictures "Across The Universe"
    E. Charbonneau / WireImage

    The response to Evan's disclosure has been overwhelmingly positive and inspiring.

    Many celebrities have publicly shown their support for Evan on her original Instagram post:

    Fellow True Blood star Anna Paquin showed her support:

    Anna says "Your courage is inspiring [four black heart emojis]
    @evanrachelwood / Via instagram.com

    Melissa Benoist, another survivor of domestic abuse, showed her support as well:

    Melissa says "I stand with you"
    @evanrachelwood / Via instagram.com

    Frozen II costar Josh Gad:

    Josh wrote Love you with a red heart emoji
    @evanrachelwood / Via instagram.com

    Pretty Persuasion costar Selma Blair:

    Selma says "I love you [yellow heart emoji]
    @evanrachelwood / Via instagram.com

    Fellow #MeToo advocate Ilana Glazer:

    Ilana says "you are amazing, Evan. thank you for sharing bravely. this will protect so many people xoxoxo"
    @evanrachelwood / Via instagram.com

    Wood's supporters extended past fellow celebrities to also include fans and long-time supporters of the actor, many of whom have expressed how proud they are for her publicly naming Marilyn Manson:

    Wow. Evan Rachel Wood just publicly named her abuser, Marilyn Manson, for the first time: “I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man & call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives.”

    Twitter: @AshleyySpencer

    so infinitely proud of Evan Rachel Wood for naming Marilyn Manson as the man we have long known she was referring to in her advocacy for survivors

    Twitter: @artisanalmeat

    so proud of evan rachel wood for coming forward and stating marilyn manson as her abuser it takes strength and courage to speak about & relive your trauma especially when they are a prominent figure abusers need to be held accountable for their actions no matter who they are!

    Twitter: @m00ndazzee

    so incredibly proud of Evan Rachel Wood for naming her abuser, Marilyn Manson. I stand with her.

    Twitter: @sarahmhawkinson

    Bravery and bravo, Evan Rachel Wood. ❤️ https://t.co/ZbB1econd2

    Twitter: @JewelStaite

    I worked opposite a 14 year old #EvanRachelWood, & knew I was in the presence of an incredibly gifted young actress. It sickens me that her “celebrated” abuser took advantage of her innocence. I’m so sorry Evan. Strength & talent can’t be defeated. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Twitter: @MargHelgen

    The most moving messages of support have been from those who are hopeful in the wake of her bravery:

    evan rachel wood coming out officially about marilyn manson fucking gives me hope. feels fucking good

    Twitter: @silverwallx

    Thank you #EvanRachelWood. When women feel safe enough to share their stories of #domesticviolence and stand in solidarity with their sisters, the mountains of misogyny can be moved. https://t.co/NSOebVluxv

    Twitter: @tarastrong

    proud of Evan Rachel Wood and other women who came forward about Marilyn Manson. it's disgusting that we STILL require multiple survivors in order to believe women, esp when they have receipts. survivors truly gain nothing by coming forward so can we just believe them already?thx

    Twitter: @hellolanemoore

    This thread. Thank you to Evan Rachel Wood and the other women who spoke out about Marilyn Manson. We celebrate you and your courage. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou. https://t.co/8Ugh94g3dB

    Twitter: @Amy_Siskind

    Marilyn Manson has yet to publicly respond.

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