Yesterday was not a good day for shock-rocker Marilyn Manson.
His ex-fiance, actress Evan Rachel Wood, claimed that he was the 'abuser' that she had previously spoken about in 2019, while helping to establish The Phoenix Act, a bill that extends the statute of limitations on domestic violence to five years from three.
Four other women also came forward to claim that Manson had subjected them to abuse over the course of their relationship with him. The allegations led to his record label Lomo Vista, which he had released his most recent two albums on, to drop him. They said in a statement: "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."
He has also been axed from Starz TV show 'American Gods', with the network saying "Due to the allegations made against Marilyn Manson, we have decided to remove his performance from the remaining episode he is in, scheduled to air later this season. Starz stands unequivocally with all victims and survivors of abuse."
Manson was also due to appear in an episode of horror anthology 'Shudder' on AMC, but that network have said that his segment will now be replaced.
Now, Manson himself has rebutted Wood's claims, calling them 'horrible distortions of reality.'
He posted a statement to Instagram last night which read: "Obviously, my life and my art 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.”
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