Following abuse allegations from actress Evan Rachel Wood and several other women, California State Senator Susan Rubio has submitted a request to the FBI as well as the Department Of Justice to investigate Marilyn Manson.
Wood accused Manson of abuse yesterday, writing in an Instagram post: “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.”
Senator Rubio’s request was also shared by wood on Instagram, and notes Rubio’s own experience of abuse. “As a domestic violence survivor who now advocates for victims in my role of California state legislator,” the statement reads, “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.”
Since the allegations, Manson has been dropped by his label Loma Vista, as well as from two TV roles.
Manson has responded to the allegations in a statement, calling them “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.”
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