California State Senator Susan Rubio has asked the Acting Attorney General of the United States Monty Wilkinson and FBI director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into Marilyn Manson. This news comes after the singer was recently accused of abuse by his ex-fiancée, actress Evan Rachel Wood, and at least four other women.
Rubio said the following in part:
“Since some of the alleged cases against Mr. Warner are from California, I am especially alarmed. Individuals who engage in this kind of abuse are often serial offenders. If these allegations are true, and no investigation is undertaken, we will be failing the victims and allowing a possible perpetrator to continue abusing unsuspecting victims. That must not be allowed to happen.”
In other news, another one of Manson’s ex-fiancées, actress Rose McGowan, has since voiced her support for Wood:
“I am profoundly sorry to those who have suffered the abuse & mental torture of Marilyn Manson. When I say Hollywood is a cult, I mean the Entertainment industry including the music industry is a cult. Cult’s protect the rot at the top. Theirs is a sickness that must be stopped. The industrial fame complex chooses who they protect & who they’ll let be their victims. For profit. I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and all of those who have or will come forward. And please don’t pull out the ‘why did they take so much time to come forward?’ question that shames victims/survivors, it’s what stops others from coming forward. And to all of those who have covered for monsters, shame on you. Rise and say no more.”
Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter are also reporting that Manson has been dropped by his talent agency Creative Artists Agency. On top of that, he has also been removed from an episode of “American Gods” and will no longer be appearing on “Creepshow.” Starz issued the following statement regarding “American Gods”:
“Due to the allegations made against Marilyn Manson, we have decided to remove his performance from the remaining episode he is in, scheduled to air later this season. Starz stands unequivocally with all victims and survivors of abuse.”