Singer Marilyn Manson has been at the centre of controversy as allegations against him from several women, including former partners, have been made.
American actor Evan Rachel Wood made the first allegations in a statement last week. She alleges Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, had groomed her from a teenager and “horrifically abused” her during the pair’s three-year relationship. Once Wood’s shocking claims became public, more women came forward with their own statements about the singer.
Publicist Annie Abrams has recently spoken about alleged torture suffered at the hands of Manson. She has also revealed texts in which Manson allegedly body-shamed singer Lana del Rey.
In the screenshots posted on Abrams’ Instagram account, she shared the alleged text exchange with the caption:
“#marilynmanson trash talking/body shaming @lanadelrey and asking me to find a mug shot of Ashley Walters (how cute is this @illmagore ) MM: you mess with my life, I mess with yours. That was the deal, no? Rot in hell.”
The messages seem to show Manson sending a picture of Lana del Rey followed by the words "no comment". When asked who the image was of, Manson appears to call the singer "Lasagna Del Ray" in a cheap jibe.
He then adds: "Not body shaming. Or whatever. But that pic is fucking crazy.”
On Twitter, users were disgusted and encouraged those who laughed to take a look at themselves.
Back in 2014, leaked video footage appeared to depict Lana Del Rey being sexually assaulted. Initial reports suggested that the disturbing scenes were made for a Manson music video, but the singer’s representative has denounced these as false, saying “it must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else’s Lana Del Rey footage.”
Manson later spoke out about the clip, explaining that he did want to make a video with Del Rey but the collaboration proved difficult to organise.
He said: “Eli and I originally had intentions of making a video with her but that is not the intention that is represented in that film clip because that is not what I filmed, that was not for my video.”