- 01 Jun 21
One of Manson's former girlfriends has claimed that he raped and threatened to kill her. CW: This article contains description of alleged sexual assault.
Marilyn Manson has been yet again accused of rape and sexual assault, following a slew of lawsuits and accusations from former girlfriends and employees, including those of actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco and his ex-assistant Ashley Walters.
Back in February of 2021, Wood named Manson as her alleged abuser, after giving testimony detailing her abuse to lawmakers in 2018. Wood was seeking to extend the statute of limitations for crimes involving domestic violence, but at the time would not directly name Manson. Also in 2018, a police report was filed accusing Manson of sex crimes committed in 2011. However, the district attorney did not file charges, due to an “absence of corroboration.” Additional allegations – of battery and assault with a deadly weapon – were not charged because the state’s statute of limitations had expired.
This time, the accusations come from another of Manson's former girlfriends, who claims that the singer raped her and threatened to kill her, according to TMZ. The woman allegedly began dating Manson in 2011, and during that time it is alleged that he showed her a video that he called 'Groupie', in which he ties a young fan to a chair, forces her to drink a glass of urine, and threatens her at gunpoint.
According to Pitchfork, a source close to Manson has said that the video was a scripted short film, shot by frequent Manson collaborator Joseph Cultice, and claim that the woman in the video is an actress who also appeared in the video for Manson's 'Long Hard Road From Hell'.
Last week, a warrant was issued for Manson's arrest in New Hampshire, on two counts of "class A misdemeanour simple assault."