Marilyn Manson has responded to abuse allegations against him made by actress Evan Rachel Wood and four other women.
The artist claims that "entirely consensual" relationships with "like-minded partners" are now being "misrepresented."
"Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality," he wrote in a statement shared on his Instagram page with the comments disabled. "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."