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Marilyn Manson abuse allegations under investigation by L.A. Sheriff's Department

Allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson have now sparked a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigation.

The department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday it's "investigating allegation(s) of domestic violence involving Mr. Brian Warner, also known as 'Marilyn Manson,'" examining incidents that "occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in the city of West Hollywood."

Actress Evan Rachel Wood on Feb. 1 came forward to accuse Manson, her ex-fiancé, of abusing her during their relationship, alleging he "started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years." She had previously spoken about her experience in an abusive relationship, which she alleged included "threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing, waking up to the man that claimed to love me, raping what he believed to be my unconscious body."

Other women have also come forward with abuse claims against Manson, with actress Esmé Bianco telling ABC News she was "coerced into involuntarily servitude, which included sexual abuse and physical abuse," during their relationship.

Manson has since been dropped by his record label, as well as removed from the shows Creepshow and American Gods, in light of the allegations, which he has denied. On Instagram, he called the claims "horrible distortions of reality" and contended that "my intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners."