Marilyn Manson has denied the abuse allegations leveled against him by several women, including “Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Wood.
In a statement posted to Instagram on Monday (February 1), Manson wrote:
“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.”
Marilyn Manson has been dropped by his label, Loma Vista Recordings.
The label gave a statement to Variety and is no longer listed as an artist on the label’s website.
“In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately,” the label’s statement reads.
“Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”
The fallout continued late Monday, however, when Manson’s remaining appearance on American Gods was canceled by the cable TV show’s network. As noted by TVLine, the entertainer has portrayed the character Johan in two Season 3 episodes of American Gods thus far.
“Due to the allegations made against Marilyn Manson, we have decided to remove his performance from the remaining episode he is in, scheduled to air later this season,” a Starz representative told Deadline.
“Starz stands unequivocally with all victims and survivors of abuse.”