Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of abuse

Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of abuse
Evan Rachel Wood was in a relationship with Marilyn Manson for three years. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Actress Evan Rachel Wood has claimed singer Marilyn Manson “horrifically abused” her during their three-year relationship in the late noughties.

Wood and Manson began dating in 2007 and got engaged in 2010, but broke up later that year.

The singer has denied the allegations, saying they were “horrible distortions of reality”.

Wood has previously said that she is a survivor of domestic abuse and rape, without naming the person accused.

In the wake of Wood’s allegations, Loma Vista Recordings – which released Manson’s most recent albums – said in a statement on Twitter that it would no longer be working with the artist and would cease promoting his latest album “effective immediately”.

US TV network Starz said the singer’s guest appearance in fantasy drama American Gods will be removed from an upcoming episode.

Evan Rachel Wood alleged on Monday that Manson was her abuser for the first time via a statement posted on her Instagram account.

Westworld actress claimed: “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson.”

The statement added: “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.”

She added: “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.”

Manson, in response to the allegations, said in his own Instagram post on Monday evening, saying: “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality.”

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