'I Thought It Was Just This Horrible Frat Boy Sense Of Humor': Marilyn Manson Allegedly Told Phoebe Bridgers He Had A 'Rape Room' In His Home
Singer Phoebe Bridgers recalled an unnerving moment when she met Marilyn Manson as a teen, where he allegedly referred to a room in his house as a "rape room."
"I went to Marilyn Manson's house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan," the 26-year-old tweeted.
"I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor," she said of the horrific comment.
"I stopped being a fan," Bridges added. "I stand with everyone who came forward."
"The label knew, management knew, the band knew," she wrote. "Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f**king pathetic."
Bridgers shared her story days after Evan Rachel Wood and several other women accused Manson of abuse.
"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," Wood said in her statement. "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."
Ellen Barkin recently came forward with her own experience about one of her "acting heroes" who allegedly sexually assaulted her and revealed she supported Wood during this time.
"Marilyn Manson’s abuse was no secret to the entertainment industry as they continued to raise him up … Until one woman said his name out loud. That’s strength. Thank you #EvanRachelWood Let’s clean this shit up. No more #BadMenRising," she wrote.
Sarah McNeilly shared her experience with Manson and recalled being "locked in rooms when I as 'bad,' sometimes forced to listen to him entertaining other women," and was "kept away from certain friends."
In light of the allegations, Manson was dropped from his record label, Loma Vista Records.
Manson’s ex-wife Dita Von Teese said that she appreciated the well-wishes, but the stories from other women "do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would not have married him."
Von Teese said she left Manson due to "infidelity and drug abuse."
"Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship. I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself," she added.
"I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull with a sledgehammer," Manson said about an ex-girlfriend in 2009, potentially referring to Wood. His team later said the comment was "obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account."
Manson has denied all of the allegations against him. "Obviously, my life and my art have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality," Manson said in a statement on Instagram. "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."