Actress Evan Rachel Wood has blasted reports she dumped shock rocker Marilyn Manson after a bitter row, insisting their break up was amicable.
News about the couple's relationship split hit the headlines earlier this week (ends07Nov08) amid claims of tension between the lovers over her brother Ira, who had been living with them.
Sources claimed 39-year-old Manson tried to throw Ira out of the guest house at the Hollywood home he shares with his girlfriend.
But Wood, 21, has blasted the allegations, branding the so-called 'insider' a liar who has no current links to her.
She tells, "Manson and I both decided to take some time apart so we could concentrate on work. Someone used that opportunity to kick us while we were down and sell a completely false story.
"Manson owns the house he lives in. My brother has never stayed there and the person that said such horrible things about Manson being 'controlling' and 'emotionally abusive' is certainly no source 'close' to me. Manson has been by my side and taken care of me through the best and worst times. I love him as a person and as an artist. I will always be proud to have been a part of that.
"If any more attacks are made on us, it is the act of a desperate, selfish person, who is angry to no longer be a part of my life. No further comment will be made and we request our privacy at this time."
Manson and Thirteen star Wood began dating in December 2006, following his split from then-wife, burlesque star Dita Von Teese.