Marilyn Manson removed from US TV shows following abuse allegations

Musician’s appearances on American Gods and Creepshow will not air following allegations by five women, which Manson denies

Marilyn Manson has been removed from two US TV shows, following allegations of abuse from his former partner Evan Rachel Wood as well as four other women.

Manson had a guest role in the third season of fantasy drama American Gods, playing the frontman of Viking death metal band Blood Death. He appeared in the season’s opening episode, but his appearance in an episode later in the season will be removed. TV network Starz said it “stands unequivocally with all victims and survivors of abuse”.

Manson has also been removed from the second season of Creepshow, a horror anthology series airing on the network Shudder. He has previously acted in the TV series Sons of Anarchy and Salem.

The gothic rock star is accused by Wood of years of “horrific” abuse, and the other women allege physical, sexual and emotional violence of various forms. Manson has denied the allegations, saying: “These recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners.”

His record label, Loma Vista Recordings, dropped him from its roster soon after the allegations were made, saying it would no longer promote his recent album We Are Chaos nor work with him on future projects.

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