CAA Drops Marilyn Manson After Evan Rachel Wood’s Abuse Allegations; Follows Ax From ‘American Gods’ And ‘Creepshow’


UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: CAA has dropped Marilyn Manson as a shopper, sources informed Deadline on Tuesday, a day after allegations of sexual and emotional abuse made by Evan Rachel Wood have been adopted by comparable claims by different ladies.

The information comes after the singer and actor was dropped by his music label, and his performances in upcoming episodes of Starz’s American Gods and Shudder’s Creepshow could be scrubbed.

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Manson in a press release Monday stated the claims are “horrible distortions of reality.”

CAA had no remark in the present day.

FYI – Evan Rachel Wood continues to be represented by CAA.

PREVIOUSLY, Monday PM: Already dropped by his label and probably his company, Marilyn Manson’s bloody stint on Starz’s American Gods is over now too.

The axing comes after Evan Rachel Wood publicly accused the lengthy within the tooth shock rocker of “horrifically” abusing and “grooming” her when the Westworld actress was nonetheless a teen.

“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,” a Starz spokesperson informed Deadline this night.


On Monday morning, Wood shared an Instagram put up detailing her allegations of abuse in opposition to Manson.

The actress has beforehand spoken about being a survivor of home violence. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for year,” Wood wrote. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail.”

In response to Wood’s social media put up, not less than three different ladies shared their allegations in opposition to Manson.

Additionally, AMC’s Shudder has pulled Manson’s episode of its horror anthology collection Creepshow. Manson, whose actual identify is Brian Warner, was set to seem in one in every of two segments of an upcoming episode for the Shudder present’s second season. A Shudder rep informed Deadline, that Manson’s section will likely be changed.

As Deadline completely reported again in late 2019, Manson joined the Starz collection primarily based on Neil Gaiman’s award profitable 2001 novel for its third season as in a visitor star capability as blood-thirsty Johan Wengren, lead singer of the Viking demise steel band Blood Death. The singer was really a pivotal a part of “The Unseen” episode that aired on the premium cabler final night time.

With the singer’s character set for just one extra look on American Gods, the lengthy since accomplished third season of the Chic Eglee showrun present has some respiratory room to determine precisely how you can take away Manson from what was purported to be a big a part of the “Sister Rising” episode. Postponed every week due to the Super Bowl, American Gods doesn’t return till February 14.

However, Manson’s company CAA can also be contemplating reducing ties with the singer, we hear. No ultimate resolution has been made but. In that vein, CAA didn’t reply to request for touch upon the state of affairs.

The uberagency did stick by its shopper a number of years again when Manson was investigated by the LAPD for unspecified intercourse crimes that supposed occurred way back to 2011. In August 2018, the LA County D.A.’s workplace below now former DA Jackie Lacey determined to not pursue the case due to “absence of corroboration” and the expiration of the statute of limitations for such crimes on the time.

As properly as shedding his TV gigs, Manson’s music label, Loma Vista Records, dropped the singer like a rock in the present day amid the allegations – as they stated on social media:

In the previous, a number of Emmy nominee Woods has beforehand spoken about being the survivor of home violence and even testified earlier than Congress on the matter. However, till in the present day, she had by no means recognized her abuser. Manson and Wood went public with their relationship in 2007, when she was 19 and her was 38, and the duo have been briefly engaged in 2010. In a 2009 Interview Manson stated of Wood: “I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.” Remarks that reps for the singer tried to downplay as merely hyperbole within the promotion of his then newest album.

This move by Starz and producer Fremantle to erase Manson from their present comes simply over an hour after one in every of American Gods’ fundamental stars Yetide Badaki made it crystal clear what her place is on the matter. “I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and these brave women,” bluntly tweeted the acclaimed actress who portrays Bilquis, a goddess of affection on the collection.

Even earlier than the assertion from Starz/Fremantle and Badaki’s tweet on Monday, it was apparent one thing was up and motion was being taken over the allegations in opposition to Manson. The American Gods potion of the Starz media web site had been just about beached clear of Season three photographs and solid information. In extra clue a #MoonMonday occasion on Instagram with AG lead Ricky Whittle and Herizen Fawn Guardiola was all of a sudden cancelled earlier in the present day.

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