Marilyn Manson has been dropped by his record label following claims by actress Evan Rachel Wood that she was “horrifically abused” by the musician. Loma Vista Recordings said it would no longer be working with Manson and would cease promoting his latest album “effective immediately”.
Manson has denied the allegations, saying they are “horrible distortions of reality”.
His guest appearance in Starz drama American Gods will also be removed.
Manson was due to be seen in an upcoming episode but the US TV network Starz said in a statement: “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.”
The singer’s most recent album released through Loma Vista was last year’s We Are Chaos, which reached number seven in the UK charts and eight in the US. Manson began working with Loma Vista in 2015 for his record The Pale Emperor. On Monday, Wood claimed Manson had “horrifically abused” her during their three-year relationship in the late noughties. Manson and Wood began dating in 2007 and got engaged in 2010, but broke up later that year.