Marilyn Manson axed from American Gods after Evan Rachel Wood abuse allegations

Musician has also been dropped by his record label

Ellie Harrison
Tuesday 02 February 2021 09:53
Rose McGowan shows support for Marilyn Manson accusers

Marilyn Manson has been axed from the TV shows American Gods and Creepshow in the wake of allegations of abuse being made against him.  

On Monday 1 February, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood issued a public statement alleging that the musician and actor, born Brian Warner, groomed and abused her “for years”.

Following Wood’s statement, several other women have come forward accusing Manson of similar offences.

They also allege that they have suffered from PTSD, night terrors and OCD after their relationships with Manson ended.

Manson has denied the accusations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality”.

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Soon after the allegations came to light, Manson was dropped by his record label, Loma Vista. His US publicist told The Independent that they are no longer working with him.

A spokesperson for Starz, which broadcasts American Gods in the US, has now told Deadline: “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. Starz stands unequivocally with all victims and survivors of abuse.”

Manson had guest-starred in the series as blood-thirsty Johan Wengren, lead singer of the Viking death metal band Blood Death.  

American Gods star Yetide Badaki tweeted: “I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and these brave women.”

Additionally, AMC’s Shudder has pulled Manson’s episode of its horror anthology series Creepshow.  

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Wood, who began a relationship with Manson when she was 19 and he was 38, accused him of grooming her when she was a teenager before beginning the abuse.

Evan Rachel Wood with Manson in 2007

“I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission,” she wrote. “I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.”

She added: “I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

Read more: Marilyn Manson dropped by record label amid abuse allegations

Wood shared the accounts of other women making similar allegations about Manson from her Instagram Stories.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, on  0808 2000 247, or visit their website here.

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