Sharon Osbourne is speaking out after receiving backlash from fans regarding her relationship with Marilyn Manson.
Osbourne worked closely with the “The Nobodies” singer as his music manager. At the same time, he and her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, were supposed to go on tour together last year but it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Osbourne, she was getting a lot of social media hate lately, especially from those who share her photos with Manson. She finally broke her silence on her show The Talk.
She told viewers and her fellow hosts that she has known Manson for 25 years already but whatever he does in his bedroom is one thing she doesn’t know about. She added, “There’s something called a working relationship and that’s what I’ve had with Marilyn for many years. I know nothing about his sexual preferences or the way he treats women. I know how he treats an older woman, which is me. And he’s always been respectful.”
Actress Evan Rachel Woods revealed that Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, was her abuser. She was his former fiancée and based on her accusations, he abused her when they were still in a relationship.
Woods and Manson made their relationship public in 2007 when she was only 19 and the rockstar was twice her age. They got engaged in 2010 but broke it off later that year. She claimed that Manson “groomed” her as a teenager.
On the other hand, Manson denies the accusations against him. He took to Instagram to post his response regarding the allegations. He wrote, “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.”
Following Wood’s revelation, there were other women who came forward and claimed they were also abused by Manson. Celebrities like Selma Blair, Jeffrey Wright, Josh Gad, and Manson’s former fiancée Rose McGowan also offered their support to the victims.
Meanwhile, Loma Vista Recordings, Manson’s record label, and his talent agency CAA dropped the rockstar following the allegations against him. His Creepshow episode will not be aired anymore while his upcoming episodes on American Gods by Starz have been removed.