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The abuse allegations made about Marilyn Manson are being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
“The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau is investigating allegation(s) of domestic violence involving Mr. Brian Warner, also known as ‘Marilyn Manson,’ who works in the music industry,” it said in a statement. “The incidents occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in the city of West Hollywood.”
Allegations first came to light after abuse claims were made about Manson from Evan Rachel Wood and four other women. Wood shared an Instagram post in which she accused Manson of “horrifically” abusing her for years and said he began “grooming” her when she was a teenager. The actress was briefly engaged to Manson in 2010 after meeting him when she was 18 and he was 36.
Manson denied the allegations in a statement shared on his Instagram. “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” he wrote. 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.”
Following the allegations, Manson was dropped from his record label, Loma Vista Recordings, who told The Hollywood Reporter that it would no longer promote Manson’s recent album or work with him on future projects. Manson also faced fallout in his acting career. A segment of the Shudder series Creepshow that was set to star Manson in the upcoming season will not air. Meanwhile, Starz’s American Gods, in which Manson had a short recurring role, will also not air one remaining upcoming episode until Manson’s character has been edited out. He was also dropped by his agency CAA.
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