Dita Von Teese has issued a statement about her former husband Marilyn Manson amid the recent allegations of abuse of former partner Evan Rachel Wood, that Manson groomed her and abused her during the course of their relationship.
In a statement posted to Instagram, the burlesque artist and lingerie designer thanked fans who reached out to her in concern amid the allegations coming to light.
“I have been processing the news that broke Monday regarding Marilyn Manson,” Von Teese wrote. “To those who have expressed your concerns for my well-being, I appreciate your kindness.”
“Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would not have married him in December 2005. I left 12 months later due to infidelity and drug use,” she continued.” Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship. I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself.”
“This is my sole statement on the matter. Thank you for respecting this request.”
Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson began their relationship in 2001. The pair were married in late 2005 and subsequently divorced at the end of 2006.
Trent Reznor denounces Marilyn Manson
After news of the accusations came to light, a story involving Trent Reznor that appears in Manson’s 1998 autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, resurfaced. In it, Manson claims he and Reznor sexually and physically assaulted an inebriated woman in the Nineties. The passage was allegedly part of an unpublished interview with Empyrean Magazine.
“I have been vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person and cut ties with him nearly 25 years ago,” Reznor said in a statement via Pitchfork. “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.”
Police swarm Marilyn Manson’s home for a welfare check
Police swarmed Marilyn Manson’s Los Angeles home for a welfare check late Wednesday — as witnesses also said they heard someone screaming that they “wanted to leave,” according to reports.
Several officers in at least four cruisers pulled up to the 52-year-old shock rocker’s Hollywood Hills home, with a chopper also flying overhead and shining a light on the grounds, according to TMZ.
The welfare check was requested by an alarmed friend who had spent several hours trying to contact the singer just days after a slew of women publicly accused him of abuse, the outlet said.
A witness outside the property also told officers that they “heard someone inside shouting that they wanted to leave,” video on TMZ shows.
“They wanted to leave, but someone wouldn’t let them leave,” the witness is heard saying in the clip.
The officers arrived around 6 p.m. and made repeated fruitless attempts to contact anyone inside the property.
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