- 04 Feb 21
Evan Rachel Wood and at least four other women posted their own allegations against Manson this week, detailing harrowing experiences that they claim included sexual assault, psychological abuse, and/or various forms of coercion, violence, and intimidation.
Bridgers has had her own #MeToo tale thrust into the spotlight, after she described her abusive relationship with musician Ryan Adams in early 2019. Bridgers was one of several women who accused Adams of abuse in a New York Times report.
The singer-songwriter claimed that Adams reached out to her in 2014, when she was 20 years old, offering to help her with her career. According to Bridgers, their professional correspondence turned into a romantic relationship that eventually became emotionally abusive. Bridgers stated that Adams refused to assist her professionally once she broke up with him, and on one occasion, exposed himself to her.
Tweeting her support for Manson's accusers, the Grammy Award-nominated Punisher artist described visiting Brian Warner's home:
"TW: I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan. He referred to a room in his house as the “r*pe room”, I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humour. I stopped being a fan. I stand with everyone who came forward.
"The label knew, management knew, the band knew," Bridgers added. "Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is fucking pathetic."
I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan. He referred to a room in his house as the “r*pe room”, I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor. I stopped being a fan.
I stand with everyone who came forward.
— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) February 4, 2021
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor also issued a statement today rebuking Manson and calling resurfaced passage from Manson’s autobiography “a complete fabrication”.
After news of the accusations came to light, a story involving Reznor that appears in Manson’s 1998 autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, resurfaced. Manson claims he and Reznor sexually and physically assaulted an inebriated woman in the '90s.
“I have been vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person and cut ties with him nearly 25 years ago,” Reznor said in a statement afterwards. “The passage from Manson’s memoir is a complete fabrication. I was infuriated and offended back when it came out and remain so today.”
In a 2009 Mojo interview, Reznor called his former protégé Manson a "malicious guy":
"He will step on anybody’s face to succeed and cross any line of decency,” Reznor said.
In an Instagram post Monday night, Manson denied the accusations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality.”
His record label, Loma Vista Recordings, said yesterday they would cease to work with him. Manson will also be edited out of a few future media appearances.
AMC Networks and Starz also confirmed Manson has also been removed from an upcoming episode of the horror anthology Creepshow on Shudder and American Gods season three.
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood met Manson in the mid-2000s, when she was 18 and he was 36. They went public with a dating relationship in January 2007 and got engaged in January 2010 but ended the engagement later that year. Wood delivered a personal testimony before Congress three years ago about her experience with domestic violence by an unnamed ex partner. Today, she has confirmed that she was referencing 52-year-old Manson.
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote.
“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”
At least four other women posted their own allegations against Manson this week, detailing harrowing experiences that they claim included sexual assault, psychological abuse, and/or various forms of coercion, violence, and intimidation. The four women go by the names Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly Ashley Lindsay Morgan and Gabriella.
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