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'These claims are horrible distortions of reality': Marilyn Manson, 52, breaks his silence on abuse allegations and insists all his relationships were 'entirely consensual' after five women including Evan Rachel Wood came forward

 Marilyn Manson denied the sexual abuse allegations against him as 'horrible distortions of reality'  on Tuesday night, hours after he was dropped by his record label after five women - including his ex fiancee Evan Rachel Wood - made claims against him.   

On Monday, the five women made coordinated statements about how Manson allegedly treated them on Instagram. 

They are Westworld star, Evan Rachel Wood, 33, an artist known only as Gabriella, photographer Ashley Walters, model Sarah McNeilly, and model Ashley Lindsay Morgan. 

They claimed they had been victims of sexual misconduct, manipulation, and physical and emotional abuse at Manson's hands.

The women's allegations vary but all say Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, left them with PTSD after forcing them into blood pacts, plying them with drugs, becoming violent with them and gaslighting them.

After Wood's statement on Monday morning; 

  • Four other women spoke out alleging mental, physical and sexual abuse by Manson 
  • The 52-year-old was dropped by his record label Loma Visa records
  • He was also dropped from American Gods, a Starz show he appeared on 
  • California State Senator Susan Rubio demanded a police investigation into him 
  • Jenna Jameson, another of his ex-girlfriends, revealed Manson 'fantasized about burning her alive and liked to bite' 
  • Rose McGowan, another of his exes, said she stood in solidarity with his accusers but did not make any claims of her own 
  • Manson took to Instagram to call the allegations 'distortions of reality' 

Loma Vista records, the label he was signed with, dropped him afterwards and American Gods, the TV show he appeared on, also cut ties. He then posted a statement on Instagram denying the women's comments. 

'Obviously, my life and my art 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.'

Comments were turned off the post but it was liked by Manson's wife, Lindsay Usich. She has not released her own statement. 

Wood met Manson when she was a teenager. In her statement, she said he 'groomed her' for years and 'horrifically abused her'.

After she spoke out, Rose McGowan - another of Manson's exes and a #MeToo crusader - released a statement to say she 'stands with' Wood. She has not made any allegations of her own against Manson but said: 'When he was with me, he was not like that but that has no bearing on whether he was like that with others before or after.

'It takes time to come forward. I am proud of these women.' 

She added: 'I am profoundly sorry to those who have suffered the abuse & mental torture of Marilyn Manson.

'When I say Hollywood is a cult, I mean the Entertainment industry including the music industry is a cult. Cult’s protect the rot at the top. Theirs is a sickness that must be stopped.' 

'My art and life have long been magnets for controversy': Manson, real name Brian Warner, released this statement in the wake of 'horrific abuse claims' against him by the five women

'My art and life have long been magnets for controversy': Manson, real name Brian Warner, released this statement in the wake of 'horrific abuse claims' against him by the five women

Wood and Manson in 2007
Claims: Wood (shown with Manson in 2007) named him as her abuser on Monday in an Instagram post

Evan Rachel Wood (shown with Manson in 2007) named him as her abuser on Monday in an Instagram post. The pair became engaged in 2010 after a three-year public romance but split later that year

Evan Rachel Wood's post on Instagram on Monday. She said ex-fiancé Marilyn 'groomed and brainwashed her as a teenager'

Evan Rachel Wood's post on Instagram on Monday. She said ex-fiancé Marilyn 'groomed and brainwashed her as a teenager'


Ashley Walters claims she was hired as Manson's assistant but that he psychologically abused her. She does not specify if they had a sexual relationship
L.A. based model Sarah McNeilly says Manson 'love bombed' her at the start of their relationship then became increasingly violent. She says he threw her against a wall and threatened to smash her face in with a baseball bat

Ashley Walters (left) claims she was hired as Manson's assistant but that he psychologically abused her. She does not specify if they had a sexual relationship. L.A. based model Sarah McNeilly (right) says Manson 'love bombed' her at the start of their relationship then became increasingly violent. She says he threw her against a wall and threatened to smash her face in with a baseball bat

Ashley Lindsay Morgan says Manson asked her to buy him Nazi memorabilia in Asia and bring it to him in the US even though she is Jewish
An artist who gave her name only as Gabriella also accused Manson of abuse

Ashley Lindsay Morgan (left) says Manson asked her to buy him Nazi memorabilia in Asia and bring it to him in the US even though she is Jewish. An artist who gave her name only as Gabriella also accused Manson of abuse 

Former porn star Jenna Jameson claims Marilyn Manson fantasized about burning her alive and ‘liked to bite’ during sex

Former porn star Jenna Jameson claims Marilyn Manson fantasized about burning her alive and ‘liked to bite’ during sex

Network Starz said of the latter: '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.'

In addition, AMC's Shudder have pulled his upcoming episode of horror anthology series Creepshow. 

Three accusers say they had romantic relationships with him that started with him 'love bombing them' but then turned abusive.   

Ashley Walters said she met Manson after he contacted her on social media asking to collaborate. 

She is a photographer in Los Angeles and says she admired his work.

It's not clear from her post when the pair met or if their relationship was ever sexual.

She says she started working for him as a personal assistant after six months, that the pair became close - 'like family - but then their relationship changed.

She said he 'frequently' became violent, once threw glass plates at her and 'offered' her up for 'sexual relationships with collaborators'.

'I continue to suffer from PTSD, and struggle with depression. 


'I stayed in touch with quite a few people who went through their own traumas, under his control. 

'As we all struggled, as survivors do, to get on with our lives, I'd keep hearing stories disturbingly similar to our own experiences. 

'It became clear the abuse he's caused; he continues to inflict on so many and I cannot stand by and let this happen to others. 

'Brian Warner needs to be held accountable,' she said.  

Los Angeles-based model Sarah McNeilly also used the phrase 'love bombing'. She says Warner 'lured' her in by acting loving but then turned violent.

Among her claims is that he threw her against a wall, threatened to bash her face in with a baseball bat, locked her in a room when she was 'bad' and verbally berated her for 'hours'.

She did not gave dates for when they knew each other. 

'I have been afraid to bring any spotlight upon myself as to avoid winding up in his cross hairs again. 

'As a result of the way he treated me, I suffer from mental health issues and PTSD that have affected my personal and professional relationships, self-worth and personal goals. 

'I believe he gets off on ruining people's lives. I stand in support of all that have and all will come forward. I want to see Brian held accountable for his evil. 

Ashley Lindsay Morgan said she met Manson when she was working as a model in Thailand in 2009. She claims they had a mutual friend and that after talking and texting for months, he flew her to Los Angeles. 

She did not detail how long they spent together but alleged abuse and said he also asked her to bring him Nazi memorabilia from Asia, even though she is Jewish.

She says she also 'wasn't allowed to eat or sleep or leave' his home.  

'I have night terrors, PTSD, anxiety, and mostly crippling OCD. I try to wash constantly to get him out or off of me. I am coming forward so he will finally stop,' she said in part. 

The fourth woman is an artist called Gabriella. She said she met him in 2015 when she was 22 and he was 46 backstage at one of his shows.

She says he 'love bombed' her immediately.

'Things went from 0 to 100 at full speed... he worked a kind of magic on me,' she said.

Among her claims is that he forced her to take drugs with him and that they made a blood pact. 

'I had fallen deeply for an illusion of safety and love. Every aspect of my life was affected I suffered financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

'It has taken me five years to speak out. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and still suffer from nightmares. I blocked out a lot of the memories, but the feelings remain and manifest in various ways. The reason I'm finally sharing this traumatic 

'Experience is for my healing and because I'm done being silent. I don't believe it's fair for someone to not be held accountable for their horrific actions. 

'I'm not a victim. I'm a survivor,' she wrote. 

Former porn star Jenna Jameson has also claimed Marilyn Manson fantasized about burning her alive and 'liked to bite' during sex.

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, the adult movie actress divulged the disturbing details about her brief affair in 1997 with the self-styled 'antichrist'.  

The 46-year-old mother, who now uses her partner Leon Bitton's last name, said that unlike some of Manson's other exes' alleged experiences, she left him before he could inflict too much damage. 

She said: 'Our relationship was odd. We didn't go out long because I cut it off after he would nonchalantly say he fantasized about burning me alive. Sexually he liked to bite, and it was disconcerting.'

Wife: Manson is now married to artist Lindsay Usich. They got married in lockdown in February 2020 and she has 'liked' his statement

Wife: Manson is now married to artist Lindsay Usich. They got married in lockdown in February 2020 and she has 'liked' his statement

'He is a lot. To say the least.' 

She added that although Manson didn't do anything to her without her consent, she quickly cut him loose once he expressed his twisted desires. 

'Once he started speaking to me violently, I was like... goodbye Brian. Also the bruises from him biting me weren't fun,' she said. 

In her statement, Evan Rachel Wood said: '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. 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.' 

She also posted screenshots of tweets written by Dan Cleary - Manson's former assistant in December 2020.

He said in them that he knew Wood when she was with Manson and that by the end of their relationship, he had 'broken' her. 

Wood reconciled with her English actor Jamie Bell after her romance with Manson ended in 2010. 

She and Bell had one son together before splitting in 2013. She then revealed she was bisexual and dating a non-binary partner in 2019, but she did not reveal who they were. 

In the past, Manson has denied violence through an attorney. But in a 2009 interview with Spin, he made disturbing remarks about wanting to 'smash' Wood's skull in. 

He was being asked about his new album and was asked: 'It sounds like the period after you and Evan Rachel Wood broke up was really tough. What was your lowest point?' 

He replied: 'My lowest point was Christmas Day 2008, because I didn't speak to my family. My walls were covered in scrawlings of the lyrics and cocaine bags nailed to the wall. 

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