The abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson have taken a new turn with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stepping into the case. The Department has begun opening an investigation into the domestic violence allegations against the rock musician, dated between 2009 and 2011.
The Department said the “Special Victims Bureau is investigating allegation(s) of domestic violence involving Mr. Brian Warner also known as ‘Marilyn Manson,’ who works in the music industry. The incidents occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in the city of West Hollywood.”
Earlier this month, former girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood alleged that Marilyn Manson “horrifically abused” her for years when they were together. In a statement on Instagram, the actress said she is “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”.
Manson was subsequently dropped by Loma Vista Recordings from their label, just hours after Wood’s post. In a statement released by the label, they said will cease to further promote his current album “in light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser. Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects”.
Manson did respond to Wood’s allegations, saying, “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.”
Following the story becoming public, actress Esmé Bianco came forward with abuse allegations, claiming she was “coerced into involuntary servitude, which included sexual abuse and physical abuse” during her three-year relationship with Manson.
Bianco alleged graphic sexual and physical violence committed by Manson, and said he did not allow her to sleep, eat or leave the apartment without his permission after she moved into his West Hollywood apartment in 2011.
Although the names of the alleged victim or victims were not disclosed within the Department’s email, Bianco’s lawyer, Jay Ellwanger, said in a statement to ABC News that his client was interviewed by FBI agents in Los Angeles recently, at their request.
California State Senator Susan Rubio has written to the director of the FBI, asking him to investigate the allegations against Manson. Wood posted the letter on her Instagram page, followed by several other letters and emails.