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Another Ex-Fiancée Of Marilyn Manson Voices Support For Evan Rachel Wood, State Senator Calls For Investigation Into His Alleged Abuse (Updated)


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Update: February 02nd, 2020 10:31 AM:

The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that Manson has since been dropped by talent agency Creative Artists Agency (aka CAA) as a result of the abuse allegations made against him.

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The fallout from the public accusations of abuse made against Marilyn Manson (aka Brian Warner) yesterday, February 02nd, has been immediate. If you’re just catching up, Manson‘s former fiancée, actress Evan Rachel Wood, publicly named Manson as her abuser. Her accusation followed her having previously spoken of being abused by an unidentified individual a number of years back in front of a House Judiciary Subcommittee.

Those allegations of abuse had long thought to be about Manson, seemingly referring to the time period they were together from roughly 2007-2010. However, until yesterday, Wood had not publicly named Manson as her alleged abuser.

Wood‘s allegations of what she described as “horrific abuse” perpetrated by Manson against her were bolstered by several other women having come forward with allegations of abuse they say Manson was responsible for as well. It was also noted that a former personal assistant of Manson had voiced his support for the alleged victims, having posted about the alleged abuse on social media back in September of last year.

Manson was promptly dropped by his record label Loma Vista Recordings and issued the following statement in response late last night:

“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.”

Now actress Rose McGowan, who herself was previously engaged to Manson before breaking up with him in 2001, has publicly voiced her support for Wood. She released both the following text and video statements:

“I am profoundly sorry to those who have suffered the abuse & mental torture of Marilyn Manson. When I say Hollywood is a cult, I mean the Entertainment industry including the music industry is a cult. Cult’s protect the rot at the top. Theirs is a sickness that must be stopped. The industrial fame complex chooses who they protect & who they’ll let be their victims. For profit. I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and all of those who have or will come forward. And please don’t pull out the ‘why did they take so much time to come forward?’ question that shames victims/survivors, it’s what stops others from coming forward. And to all of those who have covered for monsters, shame on you. Rise and say no more.”

Wood has also revealed that California State Senator Susan Rubio has urged the Acting Attorney General of the United States Monty Wilkinson and FBI director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into Manson over the abuse accusations. She in part said of that:

“Since some of the alleged cases against Mr. Warner are from California, I am especially alarmed. Individuals who engage in this kind of abuse are often serial offenders. If these allegations are true, and no investigation is undertaken, we will be failing the victims and allowing a possible perpetrator to continue abusing unsuspecting victims. That must not be allowed to happen.”

Meanwhile. Manson has been removed from an upcoming episode of the Starz TV series ‘American Gods‘, where he had been playing a recurring character during the ongoing third season. His appearance in an as-yet unaired episode of AMC‘s ‘Creepshow‘ has also been scrapped in light of the allegations. Starz said of his removal in a statement:

“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.”

Back in 2019 Wood gave this testimony detailing the abuse she suffered in the past in front of a House Judiciary Subcommittee on behalf of The Phoenix Act. Wood rallied for that bill after being unable to report a past domestic violence incident she suffered due to the statute of limitations having passed.

The Phoenix Act was signed into law by Californian Governor Gavin Newsom late last year and has effectively extended the statute of limitations for reporting domestic violence events in California from three to five years.

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