Marilyn Manson denies abuse allegations, gets dropped by label

Marilyn Manson has denied abuse allegations made by ex-fiancé and actress Evan Rachel Wood, while record label Loma Vista has dropped him from its roster.

Wood named Manson as her alleged abuser recently after previously speaking about an unnamed perpetrator.

“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote on Instagram.

“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

Manson responded to the accusations on Instagram.

“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” he wrote.

“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.”

Manson’s most recent record promoter, Loma Vista, announced on social media it was ending the relationship.

“In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately.

“Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”

Wood and Manson, who is 19 years her senior, began dating in 2007.

The two then got engaged in 2010, but ended it seven months later.

In 2018, the Westworld star testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee as part of an effort to get the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights passed, saying “the toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse which started slow but escalated over time, including threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing, waking up to the man that claimed to love me, raping what he believed to be my unconscious body.”

She testified before the California senate the following year on behalf of the Phoenix Act, a law that extended the statute of limitations for reporting domestic violence from one year to five years.

She did not name an alleged perpetrator on either occasion.

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