Marilyn Manson has branded the sexual abuse allegations against him "horrible distortions of reality".
The 52-year-old rocker has spoken out after at least five women — former fiancee Evan Rachel Wood, an artist known only as Gabriella, Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, and Ashley Lindsay Morgan — spoke out to claim they had been victims of sexual misconduct, manipulation, and physical and emotional abuse at his hands.
Manson insisted all his relationships have been "entirely consensual" and accused the women of trying to "misrepresent the past".
He said in a statement posted on Instagram: "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."
Comments were turned off the post but it was liked by Manson's wife, Lindsay Usich.
In the wake of the allegations, Manson has been dropped by his record label, Loma Vista Recordings, and fired from his role in American Gods.
Network Starz said of the latter: "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."
And in addition, AMC's Shudder has pulled his upcoming episode of the horror anthology series Creepshow.
Meanwhile, California State Senator Susan Rubio is also calling for the FBI to investigate the allegations made against Manson.
Evan shared on Instagram a letter written by the senator, which she had sent to the Acting Attorney General of the United States and the director of the FBI.
The letter 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 Justice 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.”
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