The controversial frontman has been dropped by his label following allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women.
Evan Rachel Wood has accused her former partner, Marilyn Manson of years of “horrific” abuse, which has led to Manson’s record, label ‘Loma Vista‘ [part of the Universal Music Group] to sever ties with the artist in the last 24-hours.
Manson issued a response to the allegations via his Instagram account, commenting:
“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 in an Instagram post. “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.”
In addition to her own claims, Wood [pictured below] also shared the allegations of at least four other women on her Instagram Stories who said they had similar experiences with Manson (real name: Brian Warner).
Four other women – Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Morgan and Gabriella (with no surname given) – have also alleged abusive behaviour via public Instagram posts. McNeilly and Walters allege physical and emotional abuse, including behaviour they characterise as torture; Morgan alleges sexual and physical violence, and coercion; Gabriella alleges rape, physical violence and that Manson forced her to take drugs.
After today’s allegations, Manson’s record label, Loma Vista Recordings, dropped him from its roster. “Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album effective immediately,” a statement read. “Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”
We’ll keep you up to speed with this report as more information unfolds.