Ellen Barkin has claimed that she was assaulted by a famous actor when she was a rising star.
The “Big Easy” actress made the allegations on Twitter Wednesday after separately posting about disgraced singer Marilyn Manson, who has just been accused of abusing ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood.
Barkin wrote that “When I was about 25 and just starting my career I met one of my acting heroes at a small dinner party. He tried to molest me. I was heartbroken. I get it. #FallenIdols.”
She added: “My point being I believed this towering actor would be as great as his art. I walked home crying.”
Barkin, 66, who was previously married to Revlon billionaire Ronald Perelman and Gabriel Byrne, spoke out after praising Wood this week for breaking her silence on Manson.
Wood claimed that Manson groomed her as a teenger before “horrifically” abusing her for years.
Barkin alleged: “Marilyn Manson’s abuse was no secret to the entertainment industry as they continued to raise him up … Until one woman said his name out loud. That’s strength. Thank you #EvanRachelWood Let’s clean this shit up. No more #BadMenRising.”
Manson was dropped by his record label and talent agency on Monday.
The singer strongly denied the claims on Instagram, writing “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”