A scare show Executive producer Greg Nicotero is explaining the decision to remove the Marilyn Manson episode from the upcoming season of Shudder’s horror anthology series amid allegations of abuse made by his ex-fiancée, Evan Rachel Wood, and several other women.
“I found out at the same time as everyone else, that particular morning [on Feb. 1]. I don’t think there wasn’t a time when we didn’t want to do the right thing and get the episode out, “Nicotero said when asked by a reporter during Thursday’s TV Critics Association virtual press tour about the conversations that took place behind. of the program. scenes.
the The casting of Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, was announced in October.
“I don’t think we thought about it for more than four seconds,” Nicotero continued. “There were some great actors in that episode as well. We support this decision. We support the support it showed.”
Due to the change, some adjustments were made to the season, including moving an episode up that features Molly Ringwald and is titled “Sibling Rivalry.”
“It’s a very, very funny and clever rite of passage, a high school horror episode,” he said. “It’s very funny and very good. And we had to keep going.”
Wood claimed that Manson, whom she began dating in 2007 and who she became engaged to in 2010, groomed and abused her during their relationship, which began when she was 19 and he was 38.
“My abuser name is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me as a teenager and abused me horribly for years,” Wood said. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.”
“I have finished living in fear of reprisals, slander or blackmail,” he continued. “I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have allowed it, before he ruins more lives. I am with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”
Manson responded to Wood’s claims, denying the abuse allegations.
“Obviously my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy,” he wrote. “But these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality.”
“My intimate relationships have always been completely consensual with like-minded partners,” Manson continued. “Regardless of how, and why, others now choose to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
He has since been fired by his label, Loma Vista Recordings, and Starz confirmed that was removed from an episode of American gods.
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