After the recent accusations against Marilyn Manson for abuse, violence and sexual harassment, indie rock artist Phoebe Bridges says that the singer has a “rape room” in his house.
“I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan,” she wrote. “He referred to a room in his house as the ‘rape room’, I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor. I stopped being a fan”, said Bridges.
A few days ago actress Evan Rachel Wood claimed in a social media post that Manson “groomed” and “horrifically” abused her for years. After she shared her accusations, at least four other women posted their own allegations against the singer. The women claimed to have endured “sexual assault, psychological abuse, and/or various forms of coercion, violence, and intimidation” at the hands of Manson.
After those allegations his record company Loma Vista Recordings announced that they stopped working with the artist.
Manson claims that the accusations against him are distorting reality: “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.”
His ex-wife Dita Von Teese released a statement saying that she wasn’t a victim of the behavior Marilyn Manson is accused for: “Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would have not married him in December 2005. I left 12 months later due to infidelity and drug abuse. Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship. I urge those of you have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself.”