MARILYN Manson has hit out at the sexual abuse allegations against him branding them "horrible distortions of reality."
This comes after five women including Hollywood star Evan Rachel Wood, 33, publicly accused the rocker, 52, of abuse.
However, Manson – whose real name is Brian Warner – has refuted the allegations insisting all his romantic relationships have been "entirely consensual" after he was dropped by his record label.
In a statement posted on Instagram, he said: "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."
The statement was 'liked' by Manson's wife, artist Lindsay Usich, who he married last year.
Yesterday, the musician's ex-fiance Evan Rachel Wood accused him of "grooming" her when she was a teenager.
She alleged Manson "horrifically abused me for years."
Wood, who stars in HBO show Westworld, said: "The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson.
"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."
Four other women – an artist known only as Gabriella, Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, and Ashley Lindsay Morgan – have made similar allegations against the rock star.
Following the claims, Mansion was dropped by his record label record label Loma Vista Recordings and sacked from his acting role on TV show American Gods.
AMC's Shudder has also pulled an upcoming episode of horror series Creepshow which features Manson.
Wood also shared a letter written by Senator Susan Rubio asking the FBI to investigate the singer in light of the allegations against him.
The actress began dating Manson in 2007 – despite a 19 year age gap – before becoming engaged to him in 2010.
Wood, who met the singer when she was just 18 years old, split from the Tainted Love star seven months after their engagement.
In 2009, Manson said of Wood: "I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer."
Yet, when that comment was brought up in 2019, a rep for the singer said it was "obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account."
This is not the first time Wood has spoken of alleged abuse she suffered.
In 2018, without naming Manson, she detailed "toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse" she allegedly suffered to the House Judiciary Subcommittee in a bid to get the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Right passed in all 50 states.
That same year, during the #MeToo movement, a police report was filed against Manson citing sex crimes that took place in 2011.
The Los Angeles District's Attorney office announced in August that they were declining to pursue that case because of the lack of corroborating evidence.
At the time, Manson strongly denied the allegations through his legal team branding them "false."
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).
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