Marilyn Manson issued a statement after accusations of abuse from his former girlfriend, Evan Rachel Wood and other women were posted on Instagram. Wood identified the singer, whose given name is Brian Warner, as her alleged abuser when she was 19 and he was 37. Wood and Manson began publicly dating in 2007 and got engaged in 2010 before splitting up in August of that year. Others who accused Manson of misconduct on Instagram include Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Lindsay Morgan, Ashley Walters, Charlyne Yi, Brittany Leigh and Scarlett Kapella, as well as two more whose display names on Instagram are Torii and Gabriella.
On his own Instagram, Manson denied the allegations, calling his accusers’ statements “horrible distortions of reality.” Manson said, “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.”
Shortly after Manson released his statement, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) said they are no longer representing the artist. This comes after Manson’s record label, Loma Vista Recordings, also cut ties with performer. AMC’s Shudder has removed Manson from its horror anthology series “Creepshow,” and Starz vowed to cut Manson from an upcoming episode of “American Gods.”
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