Yesterday, the allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson surfaced online, which include those by actress and ex-fiancée of Manson, Evan Rachel Wood.
In 2019, Wood gave testimony in front of a House Judiciary Subcommittee on behalf of The Phoenix Act that she allegedly suffered at the bands of an unifentified individual.
In the details of the testimony, Wood states that her relationship with the individual began was she was 18-years-old, and with this timeline it had been suspected though never confirmed that Wood was referring to Manson. The two reportedly began dating in 2007 and became engaged in January 2010 before separating later that year.
Wood posted a statement via her Instagram account, naming Manson as her abuser.
“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.”
More abuse allegations against Manson also came to light shortly after Wood posted her statement including Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Morgan and Gabriella.
Not long after the allegations surfaced, label Loma Vista Recordings confirmed that they had dropped Manson from the labels and will now cease to promote his current record, ‘We Are Chaos’.
“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.”
Manson had now since posted a statement of his own addressing the allegations leveled against him, describing them as “horrible distortions of reality”.
“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.”
Earlier today which is February 2nd 2021, Wood posted an image to her Instagram account of a document from the California State Senator, Susan Rubio, which calls for the US Department of Justice to meet with the alleged victims to conduct an investigation.
For those who are facing or are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, links for help and support can be found below.
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk