Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez (Jeordie White) was recently accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend Jack off Jill vocalist, Jessicka Addams. Addams made a public statement on her Facebook about the alleged incident that happened over two decades ago. These claims shocked Marilyn Manson as he stated he knew nothing about this. After taking a few days to digest the disturbing news, Manson decided to fire him from the band. In a fresh statement, White shared his response to these allegations:

“I have only recently been made aware of these allegations from over 20 years ago. I do not condone non-consensual sex of any kind. I will be taking some time to spend with my family and focus on maintaining my several years of sobriety. If I have caused anyone pain I apologize and truly regret it.”

So while it’s not a confession, per se, he certainly doesn’t deny that it’s taken place, and Manson is to be commended for parting ways with his longtime bassist.