Marilyn Manson “Withdrawn” from “American Gods” After Evan Rachel Wood’s Abuse Allegations – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Already abandoned by his label and perhaps his agency, the bloody passage of Marilyn Manson at Starz American gods it’s over now too.

The ax comes after Evan Rachel Wood publicly accused the long in the tooth shock rocker of having “horribly” abused and “groomed” her when the Westworld the actress was still a teenager.

“Due to the allegations made against Marilyn Manson, we have decided to withdraw her performance from the remaining episode it’s in, airing later this season. Starz is unequivocal with all victims and survivors of abuse, ”a Starz spokesperson told Deadline tonight.

On Monday morning, Wood shared a post on Instagram detailing his abuse allegations against Manson.

Evan Rachel Wood accuses ex-fiancee Marilyn Manson of grooming and abuse

The actress has previously spoken of being a domestic violence survivor. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and abused me horribly for a year,” Wood wrote. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I ended up living in fear of reprisals, slander or blackmail. “

In response to Wood’s social media post, at least three other women shared their allegations against Manson.

Additionally, AMC’s Shudder pulled Manson’s episode from his horror anthology series. Horror show. Manson, real name Brian Warner, was scheduled to appear in one of two segments of an upcoming episode for the second season of the Shudder show. A representative for Shudder told Deadline that Manson’s segment will be replaced.

As Deadline reported exclusively in late 2019, Manson joined the Starz series based on the award-winning Neil Gaiman novel in 2001 for its third season as a guest star as the bloodthirsty singer Johan Wengren, lead singer of the band. death metal viking Blood Death. The singer was actually a central feature of the episode “The Unseen” which aired on premium cable last night.

With the singer’s character set for one more appearance on American gods, Chic Eglee’s long-over third season of showrun has some leeway in figuring out exactly how to remove Manson from what was supposed to be a major part of the “Sister Rising” episode. Postponed for a week because of the Super Bowl, American gods does not return until February 14.

However, Manson CAA is also considering severing ties with the singer, we hear. No final decision has yet been taken. In that sense, the CAA did not respond to the request for comment on the situation.

The uberagency remained loyal to its client a few years ago when Manson was investigated by the LAPD for unspecified sex crimes allegedly taking place as early as 2011. In August 2018, the DA’s office in LA County, under the current DA Jackie Lacey, has decided not to prosecute. the case because of the “lack of corroboration” and the expiration of the statute of limitations for these crimes at the time.

Besides losing his shows on TV, Manson’s music label Loma Vista Records dropped the singer like a rock today amid the allegations – as they put it on social media:

In the past, Woods, several Emmy nominees, has spoken out about being a domestic violence survivor and even testified before Congress about it. However, until today, she had never identified her attacker. Manson and Wood went public with their relationship in 2007, when she was 19 and 38, and the duo were briefly engaged in 2010. In a 2009 interview, Manson said of Wood: “I have fantasies every day about crushing her skull with a hammer. Notes that the singer’s representatives tried to minimize as mere hyperbole in the promotion of his latest album of the time.

This decision by Starz and producer Fremantle to delete Manson from their show comes just over an hour after one of the American godsMain stars Yetide Badaki made it clear his stance on the matter. “I’m with Evan Rachel Wood and these brave women,” bluntly tweeted the acclaimed actress who plays Bilquis, a goddess of love in the series.

Even before Starz / Fremantle’s statement and Badaki’s tweet on Monday, it was clear that something was happening and action was being taken against the allegations against Manson. The American gods The Starz media site potion had been pretty much stripped of Season 3 photos and cast information. In addition, a #MoonMonday event on Instagram with AG Ricky Whittle and Herizen Fawn Guardiola were suddenly canceled earlier today.

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