Singer Phoebe Ridgers says Marilyn Manson bragged about the ‘rape room’ in his house
LA-based singer Phoebe Bridgers says she once visited Marilyn Manson’s house with friends when she was a teenager – and the goth rock singer showed them his “rape room.”
Bridgers is the latest woman to make allegations against the controversial singer after Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood said Manson had subjected her to years of “horrific abuse.”
In a tweet, Bridgers said Manson made a point of “bragging” about the room.
“I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends,” she wrote.
“I was a big fan.
“He referred to a room in his house as ‘the rape room’.
“I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor.
“I stopped being a fan.”
In a series of follow-up tweets, Bridgers said: “The label knew, management knew, the band knew.
“Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f***ing pathetic.
“I stand with everyone who came forward.”
After Wood’s claims became public, Manson was immediately dropped by his record label, Loma Vista.
Other women have come forward with allegations against Manson, but two former partners – actress Rose McGowan and burlesque star Dita Von Teese – said their relationships with the rocker had not been abusive.
However, McGowan posted a video to Instagram saying “the cult of Hollywood, fame and the music industry must be stopped from protecting predators and selling their sickness to the world.”
It’s not only women that have painted a distasteful portrait of the singer.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor released a statement on Thursday saying he had been “vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person and cut ties with him nearly 25 years ago.”
Manson has denied Wood’s allegations.