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Singer Phoebe Bridgers Says Marilyn Manson Once Told Her He Had A 'Rape Room' On A Tour Of His Home
“The label knew, management knew, the band knew,” Phoebe Bridgers wrote of the Marilyn Manson's alleged behavior. “Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f---ing pathetic.”
Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers is the latest female celebrity to make disturbing allegations against Marilyn Manson, saying he once called a room in his house the “rape room.”
“I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends,” she wrote in a post on Twitter. “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.”
She added that she is choosing to “stand with everyone who came forward” with allegations of abuse and sexual assault against the 52-year-old musician.
Bridgers, whose second album Punisher was released last year, also called out those close to Manson, saying his alleged behavior was something widely known to those around him.
“The label knew, management knew, the band knew,” she wrote in another post. “Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f---ing pathetic.”
Manson has been the subject of rampant claims of sexual abuse, assault and coercion after former fiancée Evan Rachel Wood spoke out about the pair’s relationship earlier this week, causing many of his work affiliates, including his record label, to cut ties with the singer.
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote Monday in a post on Instagram. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years.”
Wood went on to describe her reason for choosing to publicly come forward with the allegations against Manson.
“I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission,” she wrote. “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.”
Since Wood made the public allegations, former porn star Jenna Jameson also told The Daily Mail that Manson had once fantasized about burning her alive.
“Our relationship was odd,” she told the news outlet of their brief 1997 romance. “We didn’t go out long because I cut it off after he would nonchalantly say he fantasized about burning me alive. Sexually he liked to bite, and it was disconcerting.”
Rose McGowan, who was engaged to the singer for two years before they split in 2001, also showed her support for Wood in a post on Twitter.
“I stand with Evan Rachel Wood and other brave women who have come forward,” she said. “It takes years to recover from abuse and I send them strength on their journey to recover. Let the truth be revealed. Let the healing begin.”
She went on to say in say in video message that she did not suffer abuse herself.
“When he was with me, he was not like that, but that has no bearing on whether he was like that before or after,” she said.
Nine others, including photographer Ashley Walters, model Sarah McNeilly and queer fashion stylist Love Bailey, have made similar claims of abuse, according to The Huffington Post.
Manson, however, has denied the allegations in an Instagram statement of his own.
“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” 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.”
But the disturbing allegations have already had repercussions for the 52-year-old.
His record label, Loma Vista Recordings and longtime booking agent CAA both dropped the musician, Rolling Stone reports. Starz and AMC have also announced that Manson will no longer appear in the in television shows “American Gods” and “Creepshow.”
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