Marilyn Manson transformed into murderous rock star for role on American Gods before being axed

Marilyn Manson transformed into murderous rock star for role on American Gods before being axed

MARILYN Manson transformed into a murderous rock star for a role on American Gods before being axed.

His removal from the series – which is available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK – comes after five women including Hollywood star Evan Rachel Wood, 33, publicly accused the rocker, 52, of abuse.

On Monday, the musician's ex-fiance Evan accused him of "grooming" her when she was a teenager.

She alleged Manson, who she dated from 2007 until 2010 despite a 19-year age gap, had "horrifically abused me for years."

Manson issued a statement denying the accusations, saying they were a “horrible distortions of reality”.

But soon after, he was dropped by his record label Loma Vista and then a spokesperson for Starz, which broadcasts American Gods in the US, issued a statement.



It read: "Due to the allegations made against Marilyn Manson, we have decided to remove his performance from the remaining episode he is in, scheduled to air later this season.

"Starz stands unequivocally with all victims and survivors of abuse.”

Manson had guest starred in the show as Johan Wengren, the blood thirsty lead singer of Viking death metal band Blood Death.  

For the role, Manson ditched his trademark black hair for long lighter locks.

Following the accusations, American Gods star Yetide Badaki, who plays Bilquis tweeted: “I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and these brave women.”

After Evan released her statement, four other women – an artist known only as Gabriella, Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, and Ashley Lindsay Morgan – have made similar allegations against the rock star.

As well as American Gods removing Manson's scenes from the show, AMC's Shudder has also pulled an upcoming episode of horror series Creepshow which featured the singer.

American Gods is available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Starz in the US.

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