Marilyn Manson Labels Abuse Allegations 'Horrible Distortions Of Reality'
| Last updated
Marilyn Manson has described the allegations of abuse levelled at him as 'horrible distortions of reality'.
The musician's former fiancée, actor Evan Rachel Wood, has previously stated that she is a survivor of rape and domestic abuse - and yesterday (Monday 1 February), she announced that her abuser was Manson.
Several other women subsequently accused the 52-year-old singer - real name Brian Warner - of abusing them, but he has now issued a statement denying the allegations.
In a post on Instagram, he 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."
Wood, 33, said the singer - whose biggest hit single was a cover of Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' - was a 'dangerous man'.
She said: "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."
Artist SourGirrrl said she was regularly drugged, tied up and raped by Manson, leaving her suicidal. She added that she had spent one Christmas in hospital after attempting to take her own life and now suffered from PTSD.
Ashley Walters claims Manson 'frequently became violent' when she was working as his personal assistant, and he would offer her up for sexual encounters with collaborators.
Sarah McNeilly said Manson used to lock her in bedrooms and threaten to 'bash my face in with a baseball bat'.
Manson's label, Loma Vista Records, has now severed ties with the singer.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the record label said: "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."
Featured Image Credit: PA
Topics: Celebrity, Music, marilyn manson, US News