Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell Alleges Misconduct by Marilyn Manson at Music Festival

Wolf Alice singer Ellie Rowsell has shared a story of her own experience meeting Marilyn Manson  while tweeting out her solidarity with the shock rocker’s ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood. “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,” her post reads. “I was shocked to look down and see he was filming up my skirt with a GoPro.”

Rowsell continues: “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.”

Evan Rachel Wood’s allegations of grooming and abuse by Manson earlier this month were followed by additional allegations of varied misconduct made by multiple women. Manson was subsequently dropped by his record label, touring agency, and longtime manager. 

On February 1, Jenna Jameson told the Daily Mail that the singer had “fantasized about burning [her] alive” when they dated in 1997. Ex-wife Dita Von Teese, who divorced Manson after a one-year marriage in 2006 “due to infidelity and drug abuse,” stated on February 4 that “the details made public do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple.” That same day, Phoebe Bridgers also said the singer once referred to a room in his house as the “r*pe room,” before writing: “The label knew, management knew, the band knew. Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is fucking pathetic.”

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