Loma Vista Recordings is no longer promoting Marilyn Manson’s music after Evan Rachel Wood accused the musician of abuse. The label had released Manson’s last two albums, 2017’s Heaven Upside Down and 2020’s WE ARE CHAOS. When reached by Pitchfork, the label shared the following statement:
In a statement, Evan Rachel Wood claimed that Manson “started grooming [her] when [she] was a teenager,” and that the musician “horrifically abused [her] for years.” She also wrote, “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.” Wood had previously spoken about surviving domestic abuse but declined to name the alleged perpetrator.
Vanity Fair published Wood’s statement, as well as statements from four more women who came forward about abuse and other experiences with Marilyn Manson.
In 2018, a sexual assault case brought against Manson in 2011 was publicly revealed. His lawyer at the time “categorically” denied the claims. It was also revealed that Manson faced allegations of battery and assault with a deadly weapon, but was not charged because California’s statute of limitations had expired.
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