A senator has called for the FBI to investigate allegations of abuse made against Marilyn Manson.
The 52-year-old rocker’s former fiancee Evan Rachel Wood was one of five women to claim on Monday (02.01.21) they had been sexually and emotionally abused by the ‘Fight Song’ hitmaker – whose real name is Brian Warner – and now the 33-year-old actress has shared a letter written by California State Senator Susan Rubio, which she had sent to the Acting Attorney General of the United States and the director of the FBI calling for an investigation.
The letter, which Evan shared on Instagram, read in part: «The alleged victims have named Marilyn Manson, also known as Brian Hugh Warner, as the perpetrator.
«I ask that the US Department of Justie meet with the alleged victims immediately and investigate these accusations.»
«As a domestic violence survivor who now advocates for victims in my role of California state legislator, I share a common trauma of emotional, psychological and physical control at the hands of an abuser. Victims are almost always isolated from loved ones, making it that much more difficult to escape or come forward.
«They are usually not believed or are threatened to keep quiet. One of the reasons I fought for victims in my state to have more time to seek justice and to be allowed to use evidence of psychological and abusive behavior, commonly referred to as coercive control, was because they needed additional protections to stop the abuse.
«Since some of the alleged cases against Mr. Warner are from California, I am especially alarmed. Individuals who engage in this kind of abuse are often serial offenders.
«If these allegations are true, and no investigation is undertaken, we will be failing the victims and allowing a possible perpetrator to continue abusing unsuspecting victims. That must not be allowed to happen.”
Evan had previously spoken about being abused by a former partner but it was only this week that the ‘Westworld’ star publicly accused the goth rocker of being the perpetrator.
She wrote on Instagram: «The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. 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.»
In addition, an artist known only as Gabriella, Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, and Ashley Lindsay Morgan, have all made claims of abuse against the ‘Beautiful People’ singer.
Manson has denied the allegations, branding them «horrible distortions of reality» and accused the women of trying to «distort the past».
He said: «Obviously, my life and my art have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality.
«My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.»
However, following the claims, he has been dropped by his record label, lost his role in ‘American Gods’, and had his episode of horror anthology series ‘Creepshow’ pulled.