Marilyn Manson didn’t name Evan Rachel Wood (or any of his other accusers) in his response, similar to the way the actress went years talking about an abusive relationship without name-checking Manson as the other partner. It’s unclear what the next step will be for the rock star at this point, though, since merely refuting the multiple accusations to his fanbase likely won’t get him back all the gigs he lost throughout the day.
After Evan Rachel Wood’s statement came out in the morning, it seemed likely that Marilyn Manson’s career would be affected in some way, and it wasn’t very long before action was taken. First, his now-former record label Lorna Vista Recordings removed Manson and his albums from its website – he’d just put out his latest release WE ARE CHAOS with them on September 11, 2020 –and then released the following statement according to Billboard:
After that, a Starz representative announced that Marilyn Manson would be edited out of an upcoming Season 3 episode of American Gods, which seemingly can’t avoid seasonal controversies. On the fantasy drama, Manson had a small recurring role as Johan Wengren, the blood-thirsty lead singer of the Viking death metal band Blood Death. He’d already appeared in two previous episodes, including the one that aired the night before Evan Rachel Wood’s allegations went public. It’s unclear if those scenes will remain in the episodes for future airings and home entertainment releases.
This wasn’t the first time that Marilyn Manson – real name Brian Warner – has been the subject of disturbing allegations. In 2018, a police report was filed against him alleging crimes of a sexual nature going back to 2011. However, the LAPD didn’t pursue the case due to the absence of corroborated evidence, as well as the statute of limitations having expired at that point.