Manson called the accusations a “terrible distortion of reality”
Marilyn Manson’s publishing house broke off cooperation with the rocker after actress Evan Rachel Wood accused him of sexual and other physical abuse, claiming that she was “manipulated into obedience” during their relationship.
Manson called the accusations a “terrible distortion of reality”, saying his life and art had been a “magnet for controversy” for years, adding that his romantic relationships had always been “with the consent of his like-minded people”.
- Regardless of who and why now chooses to misrepresent the past, this is true – said the musician.
Wood, who stars in the HBO series “Western World,” has often spoken out about relationship abuse in recent years, but did not name the person until she posted on Instagram on Monday that it was her ex-fiancé.
“My bully’s name is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood said.
- He started ‘bullying’ me (nurturing and manipulating me for years) when I was a teenager and he abused me terribly for years – said Wood.
Manson’s Loma Vista Recordings said in a statement that it would stop promoting his current album after “disturbing allegations” and that it “also decided not to collaborate with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”
Wood and Manson revealed their relationship in 2007 when he was 38 and she was 19, and they briefly got engaged in 2010 before the breakup occurred.
Wood, now 33, said in her announcement that Manson “brainwashed” her and “manipulated her into obedience.”