Tony Ciulla, who has managed Marilyn Manson for the past 25 years, has dropped his client in light of the wave of abuse allegations that have surfaced this week. Rolling Stone cites “a source close to the situation” as confirming the news.
Ciulla picked up Manson shortly after the release of his 1996 album Antichrist Superstar and has been with him ever since through several controversies, including the Columbine shooting, lawsuits by former band members, and actress Evan Rachel Wood’s previous accusations towards an anonymous person widely understood to be Manson.
The manager finally decided he’s had enough after the Westworld star wrote a post on Instagram this past Monday, February 1, in which she said that Manson, her former fiancée, “horrifically abused me for years,” the first time she explicitly mentioned his name. Since then, there’s been a deluge of similar accusations from other women.
Manson has previously called the accusations against him “horrible distortions of reality.” But the fallout has already been tremendous, with the singer being dropped by his label, Loma Vista, and his agency, CAA. He was also fired from television roles on the programs American Gods and Creepshow, and now finds himself without management.
Two former Manson collaborators, Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland and Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, have both spoken out against the shock rocker. Borland called Manson “a bad fucking guy” and asserted that his victims “are speaking the truth,” while Reznor said that he has “been vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person and cut ties with him nearly 25 years ago.” He also denied, not for the first time, a story from Manson’s memoir, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, in which the singer claims that he and Reznor plied two women with alcohol and then took advantage of them once they were heavily inebriated.
Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya shared an unsettling story about Manson this morning, as did singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.
Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy’s wife and manager, addressed calls to comment on Manson by saying her relationship with him was strictly business and that she wasn’t privy to his personal life.
On Wednesday, February 3, police reportedly “swarmed” Manson’s home after a friend contacted authorities to say they couldn’t reach the singer and were concerned for his well-being. Although Manson never emerged from his house, a rep for the singer told police he was “fine.”
California State Senator Susan Rubio has requested that the FBI investigate Manson. There has been no word as to whether or not her request has been granted.