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Marilyn Manson denies sexual assault allegations by Evan Rachel Wood, calls them ‘Distortions’

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Wood and Manson had been a couple in 2007 and broke up in 2010

Actor, singer and activist Evan Rachel Wood has alleged that Marilyn Manson had “horrifically abused” her for years when they were in a relationship, and she had never tried to open up about being a domestic violence survivor over the years.

Manson posted a response on his Instagram page hours later, and called her allegations “horrible distortions of reality.” He also stated that his “intimate relationships” have “always been entirely consensual.”

Wood’s allegations

Wood and Manson went public with their relationship in 2007 when she was 19 and he was 38. They got engaged in 2010, but broke up later that year.

Wood spoke about her abuser in an Instagram post early Monday morning and had also spoken about it to Vanity Fair, saying that his name is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He had started grooming her as a teenager and horrifically abused her for years. She spoke about being brainwashed and manipulated into submission and that she’s done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. She said that she wanted to expose him before he could ruin any more lives.

Manson’s situation

 

Wood's statement
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Following the allegations, Loma Vista/ Concord Music which had released his latest album, dropped him from their label on Monday afternoon. A statement from them also reads that they have decided not to work with Manson on any future projects.

Manson was also set to appear on an upcoming episode of AMC’s Shudder anthology horror show Creepshow, but that was pulled down and will not be airing. Manson also got removed from an episode of American Gods by Starz.

Wood and Manson
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Wood had first spoken about being a domestic violence survivor in a Rolling Stone article in 2016, and her activism was also focused on such cases. She said that her abuser had “bouts of extreme jealousy”, which led him to wreck their home, cornering and threatening her.

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