CAA Officially Drops Marilyn Manson; Singer Gloated About His Abuse of Women in 1999 Memoir
As previously rumored, talent agency CAA has dropped Marilyn Manson from its roster following recent allegations of abuse leveled by multiple women.
“Manson was represented for years at CAA,” according to Variety.
CAA is just the latest entity to cut ties with the shock rocker following the allegations: his label, Loma Vista, has also dropped him, and he was fired from two tv acting jobs, on the shows American Gods and Creepshow.
The avalanche of accusations began Monday morning with Manson’s former fiancée, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood, who is also represented by CAA. She says that Manson “horrifically abused me for years.”
In the hours following, 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.
Yesterday, another woman, visual filmmaker Love Bailey, detailed a 2011 incident in which she claims the shock rocker put a gun to the 20-year-old’s head shortly after she arrived at his home for a gig. Concurrently, another one of Manson’s former fiancées, the actor and Me Too movement leader Rose McGowan, released a message of solidarity with the victims. California State Senator Susan Rubio, meanwhile, has requested that the FBI investigate Manson.
Manson was also accused of sexual harassment and racism by the actor and filmmaker Charlene Yi in 2018.
Although Manson has called the allegations “horrible distortions of reality,” some are now pointing to passages from his 1999 memoir, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (written with The Dirt‘s Neil Strauss), as further evidence that he has long behaved violently towards women.
At one point in the book, Manson discusses plotting the murder of an ex-girlfriend and bandmate, Nancy. “While I didn’t think it was right to take a human life, I didn’t think it was right to deny myself the chance of causing someone to die either,” Manson wrote, “especially someone whose existence meant so little to the world and to herself.” Ultimately, Manson reveals, it was not his conscience that stopped him from killing Nancy, but the fact that he was “too scared of getting caught and sent to prison.”
Elsewhere in the book, Manson recalls the treatment he and a friend bestowed upon a “hot brunette” who wouldn’t give him the time of day: “I fell back on my usual deviant way of getting a girl’s attention: malicious, asinine behavior.” Specifically, Manson admits that he and his friend made threatening phone calls to the woman “every day for nearly a month”:
“‘We’re watching you,’ we’d threaten her at the height of our spite-masked lust. ‘You better not leave work tonight, because we’re going to rape you in the parking lot and then crush you underneath your own car.’”
The allegations against Manson are made all the more unsettling by the fact that in 2017, the singer parted ways with his longtime bassist and collaborator, Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White, after White was accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend, Jack Off Jill frontwoman Jessicka Addams.