Published Date – 2021-02-03 19:20:55

On Monday musician and actor Marilyn Manson was hit by disturbing allegations of abuse levelled by his former fiancee Evan Rachel Wood. In an Instagram post, Wood said that Manson was abusive and that he’d “brainwashed and manipulated” her. She concluded by saying that she’s “done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail”.

Several of Manson’s prior partners backed her up, revealing that they experienced PTSD as a result of their relationship with him. Ashley Walters and Ashley Lindsay Morgan say they suffered sleep deprivation and Sarah McNeilly claims Manson threatened to “bash my face in with a baseball bat”.

Consequences have been swift. Manson has been promptly dropped by his record label Lorna Vista Recordings, who stated that they will no longer promote his current album We Are Chaos and won’t work with him on any future musical projects. Now it seems that his acting career is going up in smoke too, as his TV appearances are being pulled from the schedules. AMC’s Shudder network have confirmed that a segment of Creepshow starring him will not air:

Starz have also affirmed that Manson will not appear in an upcoming episode of American Gods, saying to Deadline:

“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 has responded with the following statement:

“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.”

It remains to be seen what the long term implications of this story will be for the actor and musician, though however they pan out it doesn’t seem like Marilyn Manson is appearing again on the small screen anytime soon. Manson is no stranger to shocking the public with his theatrical stage persona, though I suspect this will have lasting damage on his career. More on this as and when we hear it.



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