“What is done in the dark will be brought to the light…”
I bet when shock rocker Marilyn Manson sang these lyrics from a Johnny Cash cover, he never thought it’d prophecies his own undoing. Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood broke the news about her abusive relationship with Manson in an Instagram post this Monday.
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. 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.”
With blood now in the water, four other women posted their own allegations against Manson, detailing harrowing experiences that they claim included sexual assault, psychological abuse, and/or various forms of coercion, violence, and intimidation. Manson has denied similar allegations in the past. His representatives were not immediately available for a comment, but his team has “categorically denied” similar accusations in the past.
Loma Vista Recordings, Manson’s record label, dropped him early Monday afternoon, saying in a statement that it would immediately cease promoting his latest album and had decided against working with him in the future.