Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, is being investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department over recent abuse allegations made by multiple women, Deadline can confirm.
“The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau is investigating allegation(s) of domestic violence involving Mr. Brian Warner also known as ‘Marilyn Manson,’ who works in the music industry,” said a statement. “The incidents occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in the city of West Hollywood.”
The accusations first emerged when Manson’s ex-fiancee Evan Rachel Wood posted on Instagram that she had been “horrifically abused” by the singer for years. That was followed by further allegations from several other women, including the actress Esmé Bianco who said she suffered physical and psychological abuse.
Manson was subsequently dropped by CAA and axed from his roles in American Gods and Creepshow. He has denied the allegations, responding in his own Instagram post that “recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality” while claiming that his past relationships were “entirely consensual with like-minded partners”.
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