Phoebe Bridgers has taken to Twitter to comment on the disturbing abuse allegations that were leveled against Marilyn Manson by Evan Rachel Wood and several other women. The indie rock musician said she once visited the shock rocker’s home as a teenager and that she “stopped being a fan” after he “referred to a room in his house as the ‘r*pe room’.”
Bridgers said the following:
I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan. He referred to a room in his house as the “r*pe room”, I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor. I stopped being a fan.
I stand with everyone who came forward.”
She also added:
“The label knew, management knew, the band knew. Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is fucking pathetic.”
Bridgers is among several artists that commented on the allegations, including Otep, who said Manson’s wife would call her house “hysterical because he was on another drug binge, threatening her life,” Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), who said that he has “been vocal over the years about [his] dislike of Manson as a person,” and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), who said that “every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true.” Since the allegations came out, California State Senator Susan Rubio has called for an investigation into Manson. Two of his exes, Rose McGowan and Dita Von Teese, have both commented as well. Von Teese’s statement was the most recent and she said that the “details made public do not match [her] personal experience” with the singer, while also adding that “abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.” For his part, Manson claimed that the accusations “are horrible distortions of reality.”