Musician Marilyn Manson has been accused of abuse by a number of ladies, with allegations starting from sexual assault to psychological abuse.
The cascade of allegations started Monday when actor Evan Rachel Wood and at least four other women spoke out against Manson on social media. A number of different ladies have come ahead within the days since.
The 52-year-old shock rocker, whose actual title is Brian Warner, has denied the allegations, calling them “horrible distortions of actuality” and claiming his “intimate relationships have at all times been fully consensual.”
Two male safety guards filed lawsuits towards Manson within the early 2000s, accusing him of sexually assaulting them at his concert events by rubbing his crotch on their heads with out consent. The costs have been dismissed in a single case and Manson reached a non-public settlement within the different.
Right here’s an inventory of the folks we all know of to this point who’ve made allegations:
1.) Evan Rachel Wooden
The “Westworld” actor accused Manson of grooming her when she was a young person and “horrifically” abusing her for a number of years. The pair met in 2006 when she was 18 and he was 36. They dated on and off till 2010.
“The title of my abuser is Brian Warner, additionally recognized to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wooden wrote in an Instagram post, including: “I used to be brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I’m executed residing in concern of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I’m right here to reveal this harmful man and name out the various industries which have enabled him, earlier than he ruins any extra lives,”
Wooden testified about her experiences with sexual assault and home violence before Congress in 2018 and earlier than the California Senate in 2019. She didn’t title her abuser whereas testifying, although many followers speculated on the time that she had been referring to Manson.
2.) Ashley Walters
Walters, a photographer, mentioned she labored for Manson as his private assistant after he reached out to her on social media in 2010. She mentioned he subjected her to “psychological abuse” and incessantly feared for her security in his presence.
“To start with, he’d put me on a pedestal and would inform me I used to be saving his life,” Walters wrote in a post on Instagram. “He was very expert at gaslighting his interior circle … He would dictate the parameters of our actuality. Horrifying, deranged conduct, and insane eventualities grew to become normalized.”
“It felt like I used to be his property as a result of he would supply me up for sexual encounters to please potential collaborators or buddies,” she added. “He remoted me from my family and friends. … He incessantly grew to become violent, throwing gadgets together with glass plates and heavy objects.”
Walters mentioned she continues to endure from PTSD and despair stemming from her time with Manson.
3.) Sarah McNeilly
McNeilly, a mannequin, mentioned Manson “lured” her in by “posing as the proper boyfriend.” She mentioned he quickly started to abuse her by isolating her from buddies, locking her in rooms and verbally berating her for hours.
“I used to be emotionally abused, terrorized and scarred,” McNeilly wrote in an Instagram post. “I used to be locked in rooms once I was ‘unhealthy’, generally pressured to take heed to him entertaining different ladies. Evaded sure buddies or if I didn’t he would threaten to come back after them. I used to be advised tales of others who tried to inform their story and their pets ended up lifeless.”
“I used to be thrown up towards a wall and he threatened to bash my face in with the baseball bat he was holding, for attempting to get him to pick a pair of pants previous to a music video,” she continued. “I witnessed him staging issues or hiding lacking objects so as to justify his violent outbursts.”
Like Wooden and Walters, McNeilly mentioned she suffers from PTSD and psychological well being points due to these experiences.
4.) Scarlett Kapella
Kapella has alleged Manson subjected her to emotional, bodily and sexual abuse after pursuing her in 2011 whereas she was modeling in Mexico Metropolis.
“I had revered him as an artist and was thrilled he needed to work with me and needed to color me,” she posted on Instagram. “He would go from charming & loving to finish monster conduct. … He exploited an unequal energy dynamic and put me in a spot of concern, controlling once I was allowed to talk, what outfits and shade lipstick I may put on.”
Recognized solely as “Gabriella” on Instagram, this artist alleged Manson tied her up, disadvantaged her of sleep and compelled her to take medication throughout their roughly six-month relationship. She mentioned she tried to kill herself at one level whereas they have been courting.
“I met Brian Warner, often called Marilyn Manson, backstage in October 2015,” Gabriella wrote in an Instagram post. “I used to be 22 and he was 46. … The second time we met he broke a wine glass within the resort room and demanded we make a blood pact collectively. He reduce each our palms with the damaged glass.”
“He advised me he beloved me two weeks after we met and invited me to go on tour with him in Europe,” she added. “I should not have fond reminiscences of this tour although as issues had gone downhill shortly. He would tie me up for the primary of many occasions and rape me.”
“He referred to as me loopy,” she continued. “He referred to as me autistic. He knew that my family are black and that I too share that DNA and would make enjoyable of my race. … He would usually brag about being affiliated with the MS 13 gang and that he may have me or anybody killed.”
6.) Ashley Lindsay Morgan
Morgan, an actor and mannequin, mentioned she first met Manson when he reached out to her round 2009. She mentioned their relationship turned “darkish” shortly.
“There was abuse, sexual violence, bodily violence and coercion,” Morgan wrote in an Instagram post. “I nonetheless really feel the impacts on a regular basis. I’ve evening terrors, PTSD, anxiousness and most crippling OCD.”
“He would throw me out of the home in subsequent to no clothes if I fell asleep at Three am,” she added. “He made me really feel like him slicing me, burning me, his fist in my mouth was ‘our factor.’ … I do know he’s nonetheless doing this to a rotating door of younger ladies, and inflicting irreparable injury.”
7.) Torii Lynn
Lynn, who runs a Los Angeles-based classic clothes and jewellery store, mentioned she skilled Manson’s abuse “first hand.”
“It’s taken me years to really perceive the injury he has executed to me, plus of the folks I really like most on this world,” Lynn wrote in an Instagram Story. “Marilyn Manson is an abuser.”
8.) Chløë Black
Black, a musician, mentioned was subjected to Manson’s alleged abuse 10 years in the past, claiming he disadvantaged her of sleep, verbally abused her and bodily harm her.
“He mentioned many racist and anti-semitic issues and laughed at my outrage,” Black wrote in an Instagram post. “He belittled me for listening to ‘black folks music.’ When he flew right into a rage he had a growling animalistic scream and threw glasses at partitions.”
“One evening I believed he was truly going to kill me,” she continued. “He confided one thing so darkish, violent and incriminating that I believed there was no method he was going to let me depart that home alive.”
9.) Louise Keay Bell
Keay Bell, an artist and author, alleged Manson emotionally and financially abused her for a number of years starting when she was 19 years outdated.
“I seemed as much as him and he took benefit of my belief, exploited me, emotionally and financially abused me and tried to regulate me,” Kaey Bell wrote in an Instagram post. “After talking out I skilled harassment, stalking and cyberbullying, a few of this from folks related to him.”
10.) Love Bailey
Bailey, a queer style stylist, alleged Manson pulled a gun on her throughout a photograph shoot in 2011.
“So I present as much as Marilyn’s home,” Bailey mentioned in a video posted to Instagram. “As we have been preparing, you recognize, I’m like attempting to place the couture collectively and simply do my job. I used to be 20 years outdated. I used to be a younger, naive stylist.”
Bailey mentioned she was referred to as into Marilyn’s “boudoir” the place he and an actress had simply completed having intercourse.
“She was blackout wasted,” Bailey mentioned of the actress. “I don’t know if this was from capsules. She was not coherent in any respect. She was stumbling over. She harm her knee on the bedside desk and Marilyn laughed at her.”
“And so I ran over to assist [the actress],” she continued. “Marilyn pulls a gun to my head … and he pulls a Glock straight to my brow and says, ‘I don’t like faggots’ as he laughs in a very darkish, aggressive tone. This wasn’t a joke.”
“I keep in mind being surprised in that second,” she added. “I felt powerless. … So lengthy I’ve been silent, however now I believe it’s time. I believe it’s time I come clear about my story, about my expertise.”
11.) Charlyne Yi
Yi, an actor, alleged in 2018 that Manson harassed her and different ladies whereas visiting the set of the TV collection “Home.” She mentioned he made inappropriate sexual feedback to the ladies and referred to as her a “China man.”
“I stand with the survivors who’ve shared about Brian Warner aka Marilyn Manson,” Yi wrote in an Instagram post Monday. “Three yrs in the past I shared about Brian’s sexual harassment & white supremacy towards me.”
“On the time I deactivated my social media bc I acquired 1000’s of dying threats, white supremacist remarks, and many others. ― & am getting bombarded w/ the identical toxicity once more,” she mentioned.
Need assistance? Within the U.S., name 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You may as well go to RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.
This text initially appeared on HuffPost and has been up to date.