Marilyn Manson Dropped From American Gods Amid Abuse Allegations

Yuck. Photo: Starz

Starz announced today that it will remove Marilyn Manson from his upcoming appearance in its drama series American Gods. The show’s Twitter account shared a statement that reads, “Starz stands unequivocally with victims and survivors of abuse,” after Evan Rachel Wood and four other women accused the musician of “grooming” and domestic violence on February 1. Starz will remove Manson “from the remaining episode he is in, scheduled to air later this season.” Manson has appeared in two episodes so far in season three of American Gods, playing an Odin-worshipper named Johan.

Elsewhere, AMC Networks told Variety that Manson has also been removed from an upcoming episode of the horror anthology Creepshow on Shudder.

Update, 1:20 p.m.: Marilyn Manson has been dropped by CAA, according to The Hollywood Reporter, following allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and four other women. Wood is also represented by the talent agency. The news comes the day after his record label, Loma Vista Recordings, said they would cease to work with him and hours after the Starz show American Gods announced he that his upcoming appearance would be removed. In an Instagram post Monday night, Manson denied the accusations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality.”

Marilyn Manson Dropped From American Gods Amid Allegations