Marilyn Manson Addresses Abuse Allegations: "These Recent Claims About Me Are Horrible Distortions of Reality"
He's also now been cut from multiple TV projects
Published Feb 02, 2021In the wake of multiple abuse allegations, Marilyn Manson has now issued a response to the claims made by actress Evan Rachel Wood and four other women. However, the fallout is growing ever larger for the musician, as he has now also been axed from multiple TV projects.
Last night (February 1), Manson issued a statement on his Instagram. It reads as follows:
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.
As previously reported, Manson was dropped by his record label yesterday as a result of the abuse claims, but he's now been cut from upcoming TV appearances. As Deadline reports, Manson will be removed from upcoming episodes of the Starz series American Gods, while he'll also be pulled from the horror anthology series Creepshow.
According to the publication, his talent agency CAA is also considering cutting ties with the artist.
Manson's ex-fiancée Rose McGowan has also issued a statement in support of Wood and the four other women accusing the singer of abuse. On her Instagram last night, McGowan wrote: "I am profoundly sorry to those who have suffered the abuse & mental torture of Marilyn Manson. When I say Hollywood is a cult, I mean the Entertainment industry including the music industry is a cult. Cult's protect the rot at the top. Theirs is a sickness that must be stopped. The industrial fame complex chooses who they protect & who they'll let be their victims. For profit."
She added: "I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and all of those who have or will come forward. And please don't pull out the 'why did they take so much time to come forward?' question that shames victims/survivors, it's what stops others from coming forward. And to all of those who have covered for monsters, shame on you. Rise and say no more."
As previously reported, Wood said the following about Manson when levelled claims of abuse against the singer:
The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. 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.