Phoebe Bridgers Condemns Marilyn Manson, Recalls Disturbing Visit to His Home


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Phoebe Bridgers recalled a past visit to the home of Marilyn Manson in a post on social media shared by the singer/songwriter on Thursday, the latest high-profile artist to condemn Manson (real name Brian Warner) after Evan Rachel Wood named Manson as her abuser on Monday.

Recounting a trip to Manson‘s home with friends, Bridgers recalled the following:

TW: 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.

The label knew, management knew, the band knew. Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is fucking pathetic.

In the wake of Monday’s reports, in which Wood (and at least four other women) recalled significant abuse at the hands of Manson over the years, he issued a statement denying the claims, his record label dropped him, and upcoming acting performances were cancelled.

Wood had previously spoken frequently of her history of past abuse, but until this post she had not named Warner explicitly. The two had met when Wood was 18 and Warner was 36, and were engaged in 2010 before breaking up.

Wood’s full Instagram post:

The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

 

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, meanwhile, also issued a public statement distancing himself from Manson. The two had been close decades ago, but that ended (as reported via Pitchfork, which details their history in depth):

 “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.”


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