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Marilyn Manson Dropped by Label After Evan Rachel Wood Claims Abuse

Marilyn Manson
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Marilyn Manson attends 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango presented by The JUVÉDERM® Collection of Dermal Fillers at Dignity Health Sports Park on June 1, 2019 in Carson, Calif.

Following Evan Rachel Wood’s Instagram post accusing Marilyn Manson, aka Brian Warner, of “horrifically” abusing her for years starting when she was a teenager,  Loma Vista Recordings has dropped the artist.

"In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately," the label said in a statement. "Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects."

The band’s artist page was scrubbed from Loma Vista’s website earlier today after Wood's social media post. A reporter for Billboard was able to place a cassette in his shopping cart this afternoon eastern time, but by the time he went to check out, the item was gone and Marilyn Manson had been removed from the label's website.

As recently as Jan. 1, Loma Vista was offering more than 25 Marilyn Manson related items through its online site, ranging from limited edition vinyl to  We Are Chaos puzzles, socks and candles, according to the Internet Archive.

Manson’s first release through Concord imprint Loma Vista was 2015’s The Pale Emperor. Concord’s chief label head and Loma Vista founder Tom Whalley had worked with Manson when Whalley ran Interscope Records.

We Are Chaos, Manson's most recent album, came out Sept. 11, 2020, and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart.

Wood’s post accuses Warner, whom she met when she was 18 and Warner was 36 and began dating two years later, of “grooming her,” adding "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.”

Later Monday, Mason posted to Instagram denying Wood's claims, calling them "horrible distortions of reality."

UPDATE: This story was updated at 4:15 p.m. EST to include Loma Vista's statement. It was updated again at 9:25 EST to include Manson's statement.

Assistance on this story provided by Marc Schneider.