Trent Reznor is the latest artist to comment on the disturbing abuse allegations that have been leveled against Marilyn Manson. The Nine Inch Nails frontman issued a statement saying that he has “been vocal over the years about [his] dislike of Manson as a person.”
Reznor previously signed Manson to Nothing Records and produced his first two albums. The two then ended up having a falling out in the late 90s, though Manson later claimed that they had made amends.
More recently, Reznor was brought into the conversation surrounding the abuse allegations against Manson after an excerpt from Manson’s 1998 autobiography “The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell” resurfaced on social media. In that passage, Manson claimed that him and Reznor sexually assaulted a drunk woman together. Reznor has since called that story a “fabrication” in a statement to Pitchfork:
“I have been vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person and cut ties with him nearly 25 years ago. As I said at the time, the passage from Manson’s memoir is a complete fabrication. I was infuriated and offended back when it came out and remain so today.”
Reznor’s comments come after Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland recently said that “every single thing that people have said about [Manson] is fucking true.”