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Ashley Walters, the former assistant to Marilyn Manson, charges the shock rocker with sexual harassment, abuse and assault. She demands reimbursement of lost wages and the release of explicit pictures of women that were taken without consent. Walters reported several violent attacks to Deadline. You can see the complete complaint here.


[Update from 05/12/2021]According to a report by the British "Metal Hammer", Marilyn Manson is said to have tried to silence at least one woman who has made allegations against him. The metaller is said to have done this together with his wife, the photographer Lindsay Usich. The English journalists spoke to a certain Laura, who runs the Instagram page Mansonisabusive. She claims Usich threatened to post her real name on the internet.

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“Lindsay talked a lot about IP addresses and knowing where I live and such. But I don't really think she always knew. She always tried to scare me. " In addition, Marilyn Manson and Usich blocked Laura's personal Instagram account, which is why Laura believed that Manson and Usich actually found out their IP address. But that's not all: Manson and Usich are apparently behind other accounts who on the one hand bullied Mansonisabusively and on the other hand tried to delegitimize Mansonisabusively.

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"A contact who works for the Phoenix Act [Law and Organization Against Domestic Violence - Note. R.] confirmed that a bunch of fan accounts [...] lead back to IP addresses in the Hollywood Hills." The likelihood that a slew of blasphemous Manson fans all live in the same exclusive seven square mile area seems slim. But we know who lives there: Manson and Usich. "


[Update from May 6th, 2021] Actress Ashley Morgan Smithline is one of 15 women who have spoken up since Evan Rachel Wood was first charged against the musician. In February, she wrote an indictment against Marilyn Manson on her Instagram account. In an interview with People, Smithline reports that Manson abused her countless times. "He hit me, whipped me, cut me with scissors and thrust his fist into my mouth during sex."

Manson is also said to have forced her into a blood pact. “He injured my stomach and then drank my blood from it. Then I should drink his ", continues Smithline. "The more I let him hurt me, the more I loved him and proved myself to him." And if she was "angry", he supposedly locked her in the "Bad Girls‘ Room ". Other women have also reported on this. Smithline says she was imprisoned there at least a hundred times.

"The most terrifying monster in the world"

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A representative for Marilyn Manson denied these allegations. “There are so many falsehoods in their allegations that we don't even know where to start refuting them. This relationship, if it was one, lasted less than a week. " People magazine countered that Smithline presented emails from Manson that were alleged to have been written over a period of over two years.

Smithline reports of further incidents and that at some point she managed to break away from Manson. Last September, she met Wood, Esmé Bianco, and other women who are indicting Manson. This started a kind of healing for her. Smithline suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She hopes that speaking out about her suffering will help "The most terrible monster in the world" to stop. Smithline does not call herself a victim, but a survivor.


[Update from 02/05/2021:]Marilyn Manson apparently makes the allegations of, among others, actress Evan Rachel Wood against him difficult to create. There have been two press reports, according to which the police went to the musician on the evening of February 3 or wanted to see that everything was okay. According to TMZ (see also the video below), a friend of Manson's had called the officers and voiced his concerns for the singer's well-being.

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According to The Sun, the police were called to Marilyn Manson's home in the Hollywood Hills around 6 p.m. local time because of a "Disturbing incident" supposed to have happened, although this incident will not be discussed in detail. The cops rang the shock rocker's doorbell, but nobody moved. Two hours later, the police tried again, but again no one opened the door. Even a helicopter flew over the property, shining with a spotlight. After a while, however, the authorities were able to reach a Manson confidante who assured the law enforcement officers that everything was fine. Manson just doesn't want to come out.

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In addition, Dita Von Teese spoke up. Marilyn Manson's ex-wife wrote on Instagram (see original post below) that she had followed the news about her ex-husband. “Please know that the details made public do not reflect my personal experience of our seven years together as a couple. If they had, I would not have married him in December 2005. I left him twelve months later for infidelity and substance abuse. Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship. I encourage those of you who have suffered abuse to take action to heal. Have the strength to become completely clear about yourself. That is my only statement on this matter. "


[Update from 02/02/2021:]After Evan Rachel Wood's allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson, both the musician and his record company spoke up. According to Brian Warner, as Manson's real name is, the allegations are from the actress and the other women "Terrible distortions of reality".

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Here is the statement from Marilyn Manson in full (see Instagram post below): “Obviously my art and my life have long been a magnet for controversy. But these current claims about me are terrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how - and why - others now choose to misrepresent the past, that is the truth. "

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The Manson label nevertheless took direct action and parted ways with the artist. Loma Vista says on Twitter: "In light of today's disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women who cite Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will stop promoting its current album with immediate effect. Because of these worrying developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects. "

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[Original message from 02/01/2021:] In her Instagram post from February 1, 2021, 33-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood accuses her ex-partner Marilyn Manson of having seriously abused her. The two were together from 2007 to 2010. An engagement was even celebrated, but a few months later the relationship ended.

Wood writes: “My tormentor's name is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started contacting me with ulterior motives when I was a teen and abused me horribly for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. " Wood had already reported terrible relationships in previous interviews, but never mentioned a name. That has now changed because: “I no longer want to live in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail.

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I want to expose this dangerous man and everyone who enabled him to do so before he ruins more lives. I stand by the many victims who will no longer be silent. " Almost at the same time, four other women posted similar allegations against Marilyn Manson on Instagram, Vanity Fair reports.

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In 2019, Wood revealed via Instagram: “Whenever my tormentor threatened or attacked me, I would cut my arm to disarm him. But that only stopped the abuse temporarily. " In 2016, she reported being raped twice. Once from an ex-partner, and later "From the owner of a bar".

Of course, Manson's name kept making the rounds, after all, the time period was appropriate. But a spokesman for Manson published a statement in the NME in November 2020, stating that Evan Rachel Wood “Around the time she was in a relationship with Manson, was with several people. Basic internet research reveals a multitude of other names that did not appear in any of the discussions. "