Ashley Morgan Smithline is speaking out about the alleged horrifying sexual, psychological and physical abuse she endured during her relationship with Marilyn Manson.
Smithline appeared on the Wednesday, June 30, episode of The View with her lawyer to discuss her two-year relationship with the rocker — whom she met in the summer of 2010 while she was modeling in Asia.
Cohost Sara Haines asked when the former flames first met and what the nature of their relationship was at the start. Smithline claimed she was "bombarded" by Facebook messages, emails and Skype calls from "The Beautiful People" singer. They first connected by a Skype call while she was abroad, according to his alleged victim, before she flew to Los Angeles to meet him in November 2010.
Smithline first named Manson as her abuser in February, with her opening up about their toxic relationship with the metal rocker in May. At the time, she candidly said: "I survived a monster."
Of the claims made, Smithline — who is of Jewish descent — said Manson sexually assaulted her countless times, claiming that he whipped her, bit her, cut her with a swastika-emblazoned knife, imprisoned her in a glass box, shoved his fist in her mouth during sex and more, OK! reported.
While appearing on the morning talk show, Meghan McCain asked her to recall some of the accusations she made about the abuse she endured. "Yes, it began quite quick," she said of when her relationship with Manson allegedly turned abusive. "I flew out and the next day, I was in his home. I woke up bound, and he was having sex with my unconscious body. So that was my first experience."
She admitted that the "abuse just worsened. I was dehumanized. I was degraded. I was treated like... an animal," she said while struggling to get the words out.
As OK! previously reported, Manson has been accused by over 15 women of severe sexual, psychological and physical abuse, accusations he has since described as "horrible distortions of reality." (Via a legal statement, he again denied the accusations on The View.)
The "Sweet Dreams" crooner first came under fire in February when ex Evan Rachel Wood accused Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, of "grooming" and "horrifically" abusing her during their relationship. The former flames dated in 2007 when she was 19 and he was 38.
“I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail," she shared in her Instagram post at the time. "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."
Days after Wood came forward with her shocking claims, several other women shared their own scarring experiences with the disgraced singer.