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Over the past several weeks, a lot of abuse allegations related to singer Marilyn Manson have come down the pipeline from some of his exes. Following the wave of allegations, now it seems like police are looking into at least one of the reports.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has plans in the coming days to meet with at least one of Marilyn Manson’s alleged victims, according to a new report over at TMZ. It’s unclear if that victim is Evan Rachel Wood, who is Marilyn Manson’s former partner and also the person who kicked off the abuse allegations a few weeks ago.
The Sheriff’s deputies who are reportedly looking into the allegations want to know if “a crime was committed” and, if yes, whether the acts that have been alleged even fall under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department was also the police force that arrested Danny Masterson on rape charges back in June of 2020. At the time, his bail was $3.3 million.
Evan Rachel Wood has been open about being a part of an abusive relationship for years, but she did not publicly out Marilyn Manson as her reported abuser until early this month. In the post, she made claims about being “brainwashed” and “manipulated” by the singer. She previously had said while testifying to the House Judiciary Subcommittee that her abuser had forced sexual relations on her when she slept and more, also detailing:
The worst part, sick rituals of binding me up by my hands and feet to be mentally and physically tortured until my abuser felt I had proven my love for them. In this moment, while I was tied up and being beaten, and being told unspeakable things, I truly felt like I could die, not just because my abuser said to me, 'I could kill you right now,' but because in that moment I felt like I left my body, and I was too afraid to run.
Her recent post inspired other women Manson allegedly had encounters with, including but not limited to Sarah McNeilly and Ashley Lindsay Morgan, to also write about their experiences online.
Marilyn Manson has since denied the claims, calling himself a “magnet for controversy.” His ex-wife Dita von Teese has also spoken out, saying she did not encounter any of the type of abuse that has been described during the course of her marriage to Manson, though she did mention she left due to “infidelity” and “drug use.” The two were married between 2005 and 2007, after which Manson’s relationship with Evan Rachel Wood was made public.
Marilyn Manson has been cut from his record label and lost some other projects, including prominent TV work, since the allegations came to light. For example, a Creepshow episode he was supposed to star in will no longer air. Police were also dispatched to Marilyn Manson’s home for a welfare check a couple of days after the Westworld star made allegations, but Manson did not come out of his home. A representative for the singer later said he was reportedly “fine.”