Tony Ciulla, longtime manager of Marilyn Manson, has dropped the singer as a client, according to Rolling Stone.
Ciulla‘s decision to quit representing Manson was apparently prompted in part by “Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Wood naming Manson as the previously anonymous abuser she referenced while testifying before the California Senate in relation to the state’s Phoenix Act, which extends the statute of limitations on domestic violence from three years to five.
On Monday, Wood claimed in a social media post that Manson “groomed” and “horrifically” abused her for years. After she shared her accusations, at least four other women posted their own allegations against the singer. The women claimed to have endured “sexual assault, psychological abuse, and/or various forms of coercion, violence, and intimidation” at the hands of Manson.
Later on, Manson issued a statement where he denied the abuse accusations leveled against him, writing on his official Instagram page that:
“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.”