Grammy 2022: CEO comments on Marilyn Manson nomination: "we don’t see the story"

The CEO of Recording Academy, the organization responsible for Grammy Awards, Harvey Mason Jr., defended the nomination to the musician Marilyn Manson, in the 2022 edition, who is being accused of sexual harassment and abuse in four different cases. Manson credits the rapper’s new project Kanye West, “DONDA“, which was nominated for Album of the Year.

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In a conversation with the site “The Wrap“he commented, “We’re not going to look at people’s history, we’re not going to look at their criminal record, we’re not going to look at anything other than legality within our rules of ‘this recording for this work is eligible based on date and others criteria’. If so, they can submit it for consideration.”

However, this does not mean that the rocker will be invited to the event where the biggest award in music is celebrated. “We’re going to take a look at who’s asking to be a part of this, asking to be present, and we’re going to make our decisions at that point. But we’re not going to have the goal of preventing people from submitting their work for our voters to decide,” Harvey said.

Marilyn Manson is being investigated after his former partner, the actress Evan Rachel Wood, denounce the musician for being manipulated by him. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission,” confessed the actress. After the artist’s outburst, several other women went public saying that they were also victims of Manson, even his former assistant, Ashley Walters, and the actress Esmé Bianco, from the famous series Game of Thrones.

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