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By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles authorities are investigating allegations of domestic violence against rock singer Marilyn Manson, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement on Friday. “Westworld” film and television actress Evan Rachel Wood and three other women said earlier this month in social media posts that Manson had abused them. On Friday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said its special victims unit was “investigating allegations of domestic violence involving Mr. Brian Warner, also known as ‘Marilyn Manson,’ who works in the music industry. “. “The incidents occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in the city of West Hollywood,” the statement said. No other details were provided. Representatives for Manson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday. On February 1, Manson said on Instagram that all of their intimate relationships had been “totally consensual” and that “others now choose to twist the past.” “These recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” he said at the time. Wood, 33, who dated Manson, 52, around 2007 and was briefly engaged to him in 2010, said the singer “horribly abused me for years” and “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submit to me “. The other three women also accused Manson of emotional and psychological abuse in the past 10 years. Manson’s record label, Loma Vista Recordings, dropped him in early February after public allegations. The singer-songwriter is known for his gothic-inspired black outfits and heavy makeup. His hits include “The Dope Show” and “Personal Jesus.” Dozens of men in entertainment, politics, business and sports have been accused of sexual misconduct or emotional abuse since the #MeToo movement went viral in 2017 following multiple allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein was sentenced in 2020 to 23 years in prison.