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Marilyn Manson dropped by record label following abuse accusations

Loma Vista Recordings announced on Monday night it has cut ties with Marilyn Manson, after actress Evan Rachel Wood accused the singer of "horrifically" abusing her during their relationship.

Loma Vista called Wood's allegations "disturbing," and said it was parting ways with Manson and would no longer promote his current album. Since 2015, Manson has released three albums through Loma Vista, but Variety reports he still retains the rights to his recordings and licensed them to the label.

Wood and Manson went public as a couple in 2007, when Wood was 19 and Manson was 38, and became engaged in 2010. They broke up later that year, and while Wood has previously discussed experiencing domestic violence, she did not reveal any names until Monday, when she posted on Instagram, "The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson."

Wood accused Manson of "grooming me when I was a teenager," and said she was "brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail." She also shared in her Instagram stories accounts from other women who accused Manson of abuse. In response, Manson called the allegations "horrible distortions of reality" and said his "intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners."