“I took his threat seriously, then and now,” actor stated. She also said she was “looking into attack dogs and security guards at night,” and she installed bulletproof glass windows, a steel door, and a fence around her home.
Wood went on to say that she didn’t move to Nashville from LA to keep the son she shares with ex-husband Jamie Bell away from his father, but rather to protect the child from Manson. “I am extremely afraid of the alleged offender,” she said in the documents. “I have suffered severe, traumatic physical and emotional injury at his hands, and I am afraid he will seek retribution against me for testifying by harming me, our son, and members of my family.”
“In my experience, the alleged offender is very retaliatory and has always made it clear that he will ruin my life.” Wood added that she received death threats from many of Manson’s fans.
Below is an excerpt of an email Wood sent to Bell on December 20, 2020, explaining why she and Jack would need to reside in Nashville.
It reads as follows:
“Jack and I will be staying in Nashville for the immediate future. As you will soon find out, I am a material witness in a high profile investigation which likely will be public in the near future. I have been advised that both Jack and my safety is at risk and that it is in our best interests to remain in Nashville. I will forward you my contact at the FBI and you should feel free to call him with whatever questions you have. I know how difficult this is for you to be away from Jack for an extended period of time. I will do whatever I can to accommodate you should you wan to come here and visit him whenever you want. I of course will facilitate FaceTime with Jack on a frequent basis. I am available to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your understanding during this very difficult time.”