TMZ has reported that detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are planning to meet with one of Marilyn Manson’s alleged abuse victims “in the coming days.” This is to establish if a crime was committed, if it falls under their jurisdiction and if it calls for a full investigation.
Several women have come forward to publicly name Manson as their abuser in recent weeks, including actress and ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, who was the first to go public about the abuse. Wood said in a statement that Manson had groomed her when she was a teenager and “horrifically abused me for years.” . She also testified about her experiences of abuse in California (in 2018) in an attempt to reform domestic violence laws, though did not reveal the name of her abuser while recollecting the specific incidents.
The 52-year-old Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, later released a statement denying the abuse allegations leveled against him, writing on Instagram: “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.”
In the weeks since Wood came forward with her allegations, Manson has also been dropped by his label, Loma Vista Recordings, longtime manager Tony Ciulla, as well as the talent agency CAA, which provides representation for individuals across various mediums. Future scenes of “American Gods” and “Creepshow” featuring Manson have also been pulled.