Loma Vista Recordings severed ties with Marilyn Manson after the musician was accused of abusing ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood and four other women.
Marilyn Manson was dropped from his record label following abuse allegations made by his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood and four other women.
“In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately,” Loma Vista Recordings said in a statement published by THR. “We have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”
The label’s decision to release Manson from his contract came after Wood shared in an Instagram post on Feb. 1 that her ex — Brian Warner — abused her “horrifically” for years and began “grooming” her when she was only a teenager.
“I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him before he ruins any more lives,” Wood wrote in her post. “I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.” Following Wood’s public post, four other women shared their experiences of abuse at the hands of Manson on social media, which Wood shared on her Instagram Stories.
Manson’s first release through Loma Vista was 2015’s The Pale Emperor. His latest album, We Are Chaos, was released on Sept. 11, 2020, and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. Prior to releasing the statement, the Concord imprint also wiped Manson’s artist page from its website.
Wood started dating Manson when she was 18 and he was 36, and the pair were briefly engaged in 2010.
Manson also had a police report filed against him in May 2018, for unspecified sex crimes dating back to 2011. Manson’s attorney Howard E. King, Esq. denied those claims at the time, suggesting they were “either completely delusional or part of a calculated attempt to generate publicity.”
While Manson has yet to respond publicly to the latest allegations, his rep addressed the prior allegations last year, telling Metal Hammer, “Personal testimony is just that, and we think it’s inappropriate to comment on that. You then go on to talk about Manson being accused of ‘terrible things’ by unnamed ‘critics’ but offer no guidance on who these critics are and what these things are, so it’s not possible to comment.”
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