Marilyn Manson Bassist Twiggy Ramirez Accused of Rape

Longtime Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez has been accused of rape by former girlfriend and fellow musician Jessicka Adams, the lead singer of alternative rock band Jack Off Jill.

In a lengthy Facebook post published Friday, Adams wrote that Ramirez — real name Jeordie White — allegedly repeatedly physically abused her and threatened her while the pair were in a relationship during the 1990s. Addams wrote that Ramirez was prone to explosions of jealousy, in particular recounting an incident involving Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, and wrote that the violence escalated during an alleged incident at their mutual friend Pete’s apartment one night.

“He forced me on to the floor with his hand around my neck,” Addams wrote. “I said NO. I said NO. I said it so loud enough, that Pete came rushing in from the other room to get him off of me. But I had been raped. I had been raped by somebody I thought I loved. That night I slept in Pete’s bed and cried myself to sleep.”

Addams wrote that she was told by her record label that her band Jack Off Jill — which has toured in the past with Manson — could face professional repercussions for going public with her story.

Addams shared her story on her Facebook page with the hashtag #MeToo. (Facebook)

Musicians Marilyn Manson (L) and Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson arrive at Spike TV’s 2008 Scream awards held at the Greek Theater on October 18, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“The label blatantly feared the big machine behind Marilyn Manson would use their power to destroy not only Jack Off Jill, but my name, Jessicka, as well,” she wrote. The pressure and guilt of the inevitable repercussions of my rape story affecting my band’s livelihood, happiness and success kept me silent for years.”

In a statement to Pitchfork, Manson said he had only recently found out about the allegations against Ramirez.

“I knew Jessicka and Jeordie had a romantic relationship many years ago and I considered and still consider Jessicka to be a friend,” Manson told the outlet. “I knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka’s obvious distress.”

The allegations against Ramirez come as numerous women have come forward with previously untold or underreported instances of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry, sparked by a New York Times exposé this month that uncovered decades of allegations of sexual misconduct against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Read Addams’s full Facebook post below.

 

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