Marilyn Manson‘s representatives have issued a press release on the artist’s behalf in response to questions on his previous relationship with the actress Evan Rachel Wooden.
The response comes after Manson ended an interview with Metal Hammer in September after the publication requested about testimony Wood gave in entrance of the California Senate Public Security Committee in April 2019. That testimony happened throughout a listening to for the creation of the Phoenix Act, which extends the statute of limitations on home violence felonies from three to 5 years.
Wooden spoke in her testimony about an abusive relationship she had been in for a number of years with a person she met in her late teenagers. Whereas she didn’t specify who the person was, Wooden gave an identical testimony about an abusive relationship to a House Judiciary Subcommittee in February 2018.
Manson and Wooden bought engaged in January 2010 after starting a relationship in 2007, however they known as off their engagement in August 2010.
After Manson lower brief his interview with Steel Hammer, the publication despatched Manson’s UK publicist 10 “key questions” that they wished him to reply about his previous relationships with Wooden and different girls.
The questions included references to earlier interviews (equivalent to a 2009 interview Manson gave to Spin the place he appeared to acknowledge his tumultuous relationship with Wooden) and Manson’s lyrics, with Steel Hammer citing the tune ‘Fragrance’ for the strains: “So that you put on your injury in your sleeve… Trigger sufferer is stylish / You’re as well-known as your ache”.
Evan Rachel Wooden (Image: Getty)
“We encourage these ongoing efforts in the direction of accountability throughout the music business, and we’re conscious that offering artists with unquestioning assist – notably when there’s a professional cause to ask questions – undermines that, regardless of how a lot we love their music or like them as folks,” Steel Hammer defined in a piece about their Manson interview.
“It’s necessary we make clear that we’re not accusing Marilyn Manson of something,” the outlet added. “We simply wished to have a dialog about it. He refused.”
In response to Steel Hammer‘s questions, Manson’s PR staff have issued a prolonged assertion which you’ll learn in full under.
“Private testimony is simply that, and we predict it’s inappropriate to touch upon that.
“You then go on to speak about Manson being accused of ‘horrible issues’ by unnamed ‘critics’ however supply no steering on who these critics are and what this stuff are, so it’s not potential to remark.
“You then point out Mickey Rourke. It’s my understanding that Evan Rachel Wooden dated a number of folks across the time she was courting Manson. Fundamental web analysis will provide you with a number of different names that haven’t come up in any of our discussions. [After testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in 2018, Wood confirmed on Twitter that Rourke did not abuse her, writing: “A lot of rumours have been circulating around about who I was talking about in my testimony. I would like to clear something up and say, it wasn’t Mickey Rourke. We were never ‘together’.”]
“Your subsequent couple of factors cope with feedback Manson made in Spin journal in 2009. Your confusion across the timeline of that is extraordinarily worrying. The feedback in Spin the place Manson had a fantasy of utilizing a sledgehammer on Evan and he lower himself 158 occasions was clearly a theatrical rock star interview selling a brand new report, and never a factual account. The truth that Evan and Manson bought engaged six months after this interview would point out that nobody took this story actually.
Marilyn Manson (Image: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
“You go on to speak about Manson commenting on sexual harassment, Me Too and particularly the experiences of his ex companion Rose McGowan. These are all points that Manson has publicly addressed and can be found on-line. Please see Channel 4 interview from fifteenth December 2017.
“Manson has by no means shied away from public remark – equally he doesn’t should make ‘the identical remark twice’.
“There shall be no additional touch upon particular songs. Your journalist had the chance to ask Manson about his music – one in all solely two interviews granted within the UK – and he selected to not. Attempting to weave one part of 1 tune from an artist with a 30 plus yr profession to suit a story is each disingenuous and troublesome.
“You point out Manson’s ex fiancée Rose McGowan in your questions. Rose is without doubt one of the bravest and most outspoken figureheads of the Me Too motion. Manson stays associates with McGowan and she or he talks very fondly of their three a half years collectively. There are a number of sources worldwide. I hyperlink to a Washington Post article on McGowan’s memoir Courageous.
“You fail to say Manson’s ex-wife Dita Von Teese, who stays good associates with Manson. Quoting from a Female First article revealed in 2018, ‘Dita admits she has been ‘fortunate’ to keep away from any abusive episodes within the leisure business in her profession.’
“There are additionally quite a few articles over a number of years the place Evan Rachel Wooden speaks very positively about her relationship with Manson. In NetAPorters.com’s The Edit: ‘I wouldn’t commerce any of [our relationship],’ Wooden informed the magazine. ‘I recognize all the things he taught me. I simply don’t assume we had been proper for one another.’
“Lastly you discuss demise threats. Manson is aware of all about these – he has had many. He has spent his profession being blamed for all the things from Columbine to teenage suicide. Sadly, we reside in a time the place folks consider what they learn on the Web, and be happy to say what they need with no precise proof. The consequences will be catastrophic and selling non reality based mostly info is wholly irresponsible. All we will try to do, because the media and people, is to make use of info and reality and never disguise behind gossip and conjecture to additional our personal agendas.”