Actress Evan Rachel Wood gives primary custody of her son to Jamie Bell after her ex-boyfriend allegedly made threats against the child
US actress Evan Rachel Wood has ‘handed over primary custody of her son’ to ex Jamie Bell over fears she could put her child at risk by residing with him after her ex, Marilyn Manson, uttered alleged threats against the child.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, the 35-year-old actress has agreed to have her son Jack, 9, live “mostly” with Bell, 36, in Los Angeles.
She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and has previously fought to keep her son out of Los Angeles.
In the filing, Wood and Bell agreed that their son ‘will primarily live with (him) in Los Angeles, (Wood) will have custody of Jack one (1) long weekend per month beginning Friday, after the school or 10:00 a.m.”
Wood will also have custody of Jack for holidays such as Spring Break.
In July 2022, Bell claimed the couple shared “equal custody of Jack for seven years before Wood started hiding Jack from her” – a claim she denied.
Sources tell the publication that Wood is ‘extremely scared of putting his son in danger’ – 17 months after claiming in a court statement that Manson, 54, told him he ‘f**k’ his son then eight-year-old Manson denied the claim.
Manson faced charges of sexual abuse and human trafficking. More than a dozen women, including Wood, accuse him of abuse – charges Manson has denied.
Wood reportedly raised fears of reprisals from the singer, saying in custody court: “I am a key witness in an ongoing criminal investigation.” As part of the investigation, I allege that I was the victim of torture, rape and pedophilia by an intentionally known public figure.
“I am extremely afraid of the alleged assailant. I suffered a severe and traumatic physical and emotional injury at his hands, and I fear that he will seek revenge on me for testifying by hurting me. hurt, as well as our son and our family members.
It has also been claimed that Wood alleges investigators told him “directly” that his family’s safety was at risk.
Bell reportedly filed documents with the court claiming that Wood was “keeping their son away from him”, that “what happened with Manson shouldn’t matter” and that the couple should share custody of their son in Los Angeles .
He wrote: ‘Whatever fears Evan may have about third parties should have nothing to do with me or the custody of our son. I don’t even want to think about the short and long term psychological harm Evan could inflict on Jack with this kind of conversation and my prolonged separation from him.
Wood responded, denying that she had taken Jack away from Bell and expressed her “real and deep concerns” about her and Jack’s safety if the couple resided in Los Angeles.
The new custody agreement has been signed and filed with the LA County courts.
In December 2021, Manson allegedly threatened the families of women who accused him of sexual assault and sex trafficking, according to court documents obtained by DailyMail.
The rock musician allegedly told the Westworld Wood actress that he “f**k” her then eight-year-old son, she said in a court statement. Manson denies the allegations.
“I took his threat seriously then and now,” she said.
Manson’s threats forced Wood to install bulletproof glass windows, a steel door and a security fence around her Los Angeles home, she told a judge.
“I am looking for attack dogs and security guards at night,” she added.
Wood made the allegations against Manson in a court battle with ex-partner Bell over custody of their son, Jack.
She said in a statement in March: ‘I only recently learned that (Manson) was involved in large scale human trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors.
“These new developments, combined with the ongoing criminal investigation, cause me to be very concerned for the safety of our child in Los Angeles.”
Bell claimed Wood moved from LA to Nashville to keep the boy away from him. But Wood said she wanted to leave California because of her fear of Manson and because she liked the slower pace of life in Tennessee.
In her paperwork, Wood called Manson a “suspected offender” and confirmed that she intended to testify against him in court.
“I am extremely scared of the alleged assailant,” Wood said. “I suffered severe and traumatic physical and emotional injuries at his hands, and I fear he is seeking revenge against me for testifying by hurting me, our son and my family members.
“In my experience, the alleged abuser is very retaliatory and always made it clear that he was going to ruin my life.”
She said one of Manson’s other alleged victims recorded him saying he had pictures of his children going to their mailbox, along with their Social Security numbers.
“I got everything, they’re f**ked, and they’re gonna be f***ing destroyed,” he allegedly told the unidentified woman.
He reportedly said he knew where all the people who had “created his problems” were. “I know where they live, where their fucking kids go to school, where they work, their parents…”
Wood said she’s been inundated with death threats since making her allegations against Manson in February.
Wood and Billy Elliott star Bell first dated in 2005 and they later rekindled their romance after her relationship with Manson fell apart.
In January 2023, Manson was prosecuted for allegedly grooming and repeatedly assaulting an underage girl in the 1990s, according to a new lawsuit.
The singer was on the list of defendants alongside his former labels Interscope and Nothing Records. The complainant submitted it anonymously and claims that Manson raped and sexually assaulted her repeatedly since she was 16, mocking her and threatening to kill her family if she told anyone. either.
The trial relates to sex crimes that allegedly took place early in his career. Manson denies sexual assault accusations made against him by at least 15 other women later in his career.
The previous week he settled out of court with Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco, who said he raped, abused and locked her in her bedroom while they were dating.