Marilyn Manson under police investigation amid allegations of sexual, physical abuse


After more than one accusation of abuse, rock star Marilyn Manson is now under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for alleged domestic violence, the department confirmed today.

Manson, 52, whose real name is Brian Warner was recently accused by two former partners -- Esme Bianco and Evan Rachel Wood. Both women alleged that while dating Manson he was sexually and physically abusive.

The department's Special Victims Bureau is looking into allegations of abuse in 2009 and 2011 while Manson lived in West Hollywood.

Bianco, who played Ros in the HBO series "Game of Thrones," told ABC that after moving into Manson's West Hollywood apartment in 2011 he did not allow her to eat, sleep or leave without his permission.

Wood, who stars on HBO's “Westworld,” had spoken frequently in recent years about being abused in a relationship but did not name the person until she posted Monday on Instagram.

“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson," Wood said. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years.”

Wood, now 33, said in her post that Manson left her “brainwashed and manipulated into submission."

"I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives,” the post added.

Manson denied Wood's allegations in a social media post on February 1.

"Obviously my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy," Manson wrote on his Instagram account. "But these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners.

Regardless of how -- and why -- others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth."

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