Marilyn Manson’s long-time manager ‘cuts ties with singer’ in wake of abuse allegations

Tony Ciulla has managed the controversial musician since 1996

Annabel Nugent
Saturday 06 February 2021 12:09 GMT
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Marilyn Manson has reportedly been dropped by his longtime manager Tony Ciulla after the singer was accused of abuse by multiple people. 

After managing the musician for the past 25 years, Ciulla has now severed ties with Manson, a source close to the situation confirmed to Rolling Stone

The move follows after Manson’s ex-fiancé Evan Rachel Wood accused him of sexual and physical abuse. Following Wood’s statement, other women publicly disclosed allegations of abuse on Manson’s part.

The “mOBSCENE” singer has denied the accusations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality”.

Ciulla began managing Manson in 1996, the same year that the musician released his breakthrough album Antichrist Superstar

Marilyn Manson denies allegations of abuse made by actor Evan Rachel Wood and other women
Marilyn Manson denies allegations of abuse made by actor Evan Rachel Wood and other women (Getty Images)

Rolling Stone reports that the manager has stood by the singer – real name Brian Warner – through multiple controversies and lawsuits, including over alleged assaults on security personnel at concerts. 

The Independent has contacted Ciulla for comment. 

Ciulla’s decision follows after Manson’s record label Loma Vista Recordings announced that it had ended its relationship with the singer, citing the allegations as the reason.

Read more: Corey Feldman accuses Marilyn Manson of 'decades long mental and emotional abuse'

The musician has been dropped by the talent agency CAA and has aslo been axed from the TV shows American Gods and Creepshow

On Monday (1 February), Wood – who was in a relationship with Manson between 2007 to 2010 – named him as her alleged abuser. She wrote in an Instagram post: “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. 

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

(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After the Westworld star shared her post, more women came forward with allegations of their own.

Manson has denied the allegations, stating: “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.”

Most recently, The Goonies actor Corey Feldman accused Manson of “decades long emotional and mental abuse”.

Feldman claims that the shock rocker began “grooming” him in the late Nineties. 

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