California State Senator Susan Rubio has written a letter to acting United States Attorney General Monty Wilkinson and Christopher Wray, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, requesting that the FBI investigate yesterday’s allegations that Marilyn Manson has abused multiple women.
Yesterday morning, Manson’s former fiancée, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood, wrote a post on Instagram in which she said that Manson, her former fiancée, “horrifically abused me for years.” While Wood has implied in the past that Manson abused her, this was the first time she explicitly named the shock rocker.
Later in the day, Wood shared the stories of three more women — Ashley Lindsay Morgan, Sarah McNeilly, and Gabriella — who all also say that Manson abused them. She also shared testimony of two of Manson’s former assistants. One of them, Ashley Walters, says she was abused by Manson; the other, Dan Cleary, says he witnessed Manson’s abusive behavior towards others firsthand. Another one of Manson’s exes, the actress and Me Too movement leader Rose McGowan, has since released a message of solidarity with the victims.
Now Wood has shared the letter from Rubio to Wilkinson and Wray.
In the letter, Rubio, who is also a survivor of domestic violence, writes:
“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.”
You can view the entire letter below.
In 2019, Wood and Rubio collaborated on the Phoenix Act, which seeks to create exceptions to the statute of limitations for domestic violence crimes in the state of California. Under specific circumstances, the statute of limitations on such crimes would be extended from three to ten years. Such circumstances would include multiple accusers presenting evidence against a single perpetrator, and/or the discovery “of an audio or
video recording, photographs or written or electronic communication that provides evidence sufficient to charge the perpetrator.” The act is largely intended to give victims more time to feel that they can come forward and speak out against their accusers.
Since the accusations yesterday, Manson has been dropped from his label, Loma Vista, and fired from acting roles on the tv shows American Gods and Creepshow, and his agency, CAA, is reportedly concerted severing ties with him as well.
In a statement, Manson called the accusations “horrible distortions of reality.”
[via Metal Hammer]
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February 2, 2021