Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson claims his “career is in the gutter” and says he’s “receiving threats to his life” after numerous sexual assault allegations
Manson — born Brian Warner — said in new legal documents obtained by TMZ that he’s receiving death threats online which are causing him to feel “anxious, distraught, depressed, worried, frantic, and sleepless”. The 53-year-old rocker also says he’s also worried about someone causing harm to his current wife, Lindsay Usich.
Amidst the allegations and lawsuits, Manson said that he was in fact dropped by his record label, Loma Vista Recordings, as well as his talent agency CAA. He also claims that he has been “excluded from Hollywood social and business gatherings.”
The shock-rocker also went on to say that his music career has taken a nose-dive, as he can’t currently tour or release his book due to the backlash against him. He also claims that his artwork has been “devalued” with his art shows being “indefinitely postponed” by organizers.
Manson added that his “false portrayal as a rapist, abuser, and child pornographer” has also led to him losing two acting roles in the series “American Gods” and “The Stand“.
Eight months ago, Manson sued his ex-fiancee, Evan Rachel-Wood, for defamation, emotional distress and “impersonation over the internet”.
In the suit, the singer claims Wood and her “romantic partner,” artist Illma Gore, recruited and pressured women into making false allegations against him, “publicly casting him as a rapist and abuser — a malicious falsehood that has derailed [his] successful music, TV, and film career.”
Manson would go on to share the complaint to his social media, writing, “There will come a time when I can share more about the events of the past year. Until then, I’m going to let the facts speak for themselves.”
Wood, who was engaged to Manson from mid-2006 until early 2011, claimed in the “Phoenix Rising” documentary that Manson “coerced her into a commercial sex act under false pretenses” while filming the 2007 music video for “Heart-Shaped Glasses“, claiming the shoot was “the first crime [he] committed against me.”
“It’s nothing like I thought it was going to be,” Wood said. “We’re doing things that were not what was pitched to me. … We had discussed a simulated sex scene, but once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real. I had never agreed to that. I’m a professional actress, I’ve been doing this my whole life; I’ve never been on a set that unprofessional in my life up until this day.”
Wood named Manson as her abuser while testifying before the California Senate in relation to the state’s Phoenix Act, which extends the statute of limitations on domestic violence from three years to five. In February 2021, Wood claimed in a social media post that Marilyn Manson “groomed” and “horrifically” abused her for years. After she shared her accusations, several other women came forward with their own allegations against him.