Singer Phoebe Bridgers Claims Marilyn Manson Had a “Rape Room”
Indie rock singer Phoebe Bridgers has made an accusation against Marilyn Manson.
She made the claim on Twitter on Feb 4th, days after Manson’s ex-fiancé Evan Rachel Wood publicly accused him of grooming and abusing her. Manson, 52, denied her allegations, claiming that his intimate relationships have always been consensual.
Evan Rachel Wood, Marilyn Manson – Image: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
After Phoebe Bridgers’ claims surfaced on Twitter, Marilyn, whose real name is Brian Warner, has not responded to the fellow artist’s comments.
“TW [Trigger Warning]: I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan,” tweeted Bridgers, 26. “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.”
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 humor. I stopped being a fan. I stand with everyone who came forward. — traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) February 4, 2021
The label knew, management knew, the band knew. Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is fucking pathetic. — traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) February 4, 2021
Everyone who has worked with him long term is complicit in all of this. They knew, I know they knew, I know people who knew who were on tour with different bands in the same festivals but the talk didn’t really leave the industry circles. — sparrow (@little_sparrows) February 4, 2021
Following the controversy, Manson wrote on Instagram, “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. 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.”
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