Wolf Alice’s Ellie Roswell is the latest musician to comment on the disturbing abuse allegations that were leveled against Marilyn Manson by Evan Rachel Wood and several other women. The frontwoman voiced her support for Wood, while also revealing that she once caught Manson “filming up [her] skirt with a GoPro.”
Roswell said the following in a series of tweets:
“Solidarity to Evan Rachel Wood and those calling out Marilyn Manson. It’s sad to see people defending him, just because he put his depravity in plain sight doesn’t give him a free pass to abuse women?!”
“I met Marilyn backstage at a festival a few years ago. After his compliments towards my band became more and more hyperbolic I became suspicious of his behaviour. I was shocked to look down and see he was filming up my skirt with a gopro.”
“There were no repercussions for his behaviour, his tour manager simply said ‘he does this kind of thing all the time'”
“If he does this kind of thing all the time why on earth has he been headlining festivals for so many years? When will we stop enabling misogynists on the account of their success? Women must feel safe in the male dominated world that is the music industry.”
“I wasn’t sure whether to bring any of this up but Manson claims in his recent statement that his relationships were ‘entirely consensual’ – I don’t think he knows the meaning of consent if he goes around up-skirting young women at festivals. Thank you for your courage Evan <3"
This news comes after Evan Rachel Wood recently started sharing more disturbing details regarding her relationship with Manson, including his alleged use of anti-Semitic and racial slurs. She has also since accused Manson’s wife Lindsay Usich and Leslee Lane of threatening to release underage photos of her to destroy her career.
Since Wood made her initial statement, Manson has been dropped by his manager Tony Ciulla, his label Loma Vista Recordings, his talent agency CAA, and a couple of TV shows. On top of that, California State Senator Susan Rubio has also called for an investigation into the musician.
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.”
A number of other musicians have also issued statements including Phoebe Bridgers, who said Manson previously “referred to a room in his house as the ‘r*pe room’,” Otep, who said Usich 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.” Actor Corey Feldman also claimed that Manson put “spies” into his life as part of a “decades long mental and emotional abuse” campaign.
For his part, Manson claimed that the accusations “are horrible distortions of reality.”
[via The PRP]