Over the last few months, women have been coming out of the woodworks accusing shock rocker Marilyn Manson of sexual abuse and rape. And while it seems that Manson (real name Brian Warner) has been on the defensive about the allegations being brought against him, it seems to go a bit deeper. A new story now suggests that he and his wife have been trying to silence those that have been trying to expose him as the abuser that he is for years.
On Friday, Metal Hammer ran a story about three former fans (referred to as Alex, Ellie and Laura, whose names were changed to protect their identities) of his who have spent years trying to get the world to see what Manson is really like and share the stories of the women who he has abused.
One aspect of the story is particularly troubling, and that is the abuse the women have received not only from diehard Marilyn Manson fans, but seemingly from the Manson camp itself. In one instance, Laura, who runs an Instagram account called “Mansonisabusive,” describes an interaction with Manson’s wife Lindsay Usich where she threatened to uncover her location.
Writes Metal Hammer,
“Usich has made mildly threatening hints to Laura in the past that she has been close to uncovering her location. “Lindsay talked a lot about IP addresses and how she knew my location and stuff, but I don’t really think she ever did,” says Laura. “She always tried to scare me.” However, both Manson and Usich have Laura’s personal Instagram account – which she’s never publicised or linked to Mansonisabusive – blocked, which Laura believes must be because they actually did track down her IP address and use it to link the two accounts together.”
Not only that, but some of the abusive fan accounts may also be Manson and Usich:
“A contact working for the Phoenix Act has confirmed that “a bunch” of fan accounts sending abuse to Alex, Ellie and others link back to IP addresses in the Hollywood Hills. The likelihood that a load of Manson’s abusive fans all live in the same exclusive seven square mile area seems slim. But we know who does live there: Manson and Usich.”
So far, more than 15 women have come forward detailing the abuses that Manson had inflicted on them. Back in February, actress Evan Rachel Wood revealed that the shock rocker was the abuser she had mentioned in a 2016 Rolling Stone article. At the time, she also revealed that she had filed a police report on December 19, 2020 against Usich “for conspiring to release photos of me when I was UNDERAGE, after being given large amounts of alcohol after Brian [Manson] performed on Halloween in Las Vegas, to ‘ruin my career’ and ‘shut me up.’”
Last week, actress Esme Bianco filed a lawsuit against Manson for sexual abuse and human trafficking, detailing how he “used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts” from her, as well as accusing him of rape. Days later, actress Ashley Morgan Smithline detailed her story to People Magazine, saying how he would bite, whip and cut her during sex, how he put her in a glass box when she did something he didn’t approve of, and the time she woke up to find him penetrating her sleeping body.
Since February, many of Manson’s former collaborators have also spoken out against him, including Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Otep’s Otep Shamaya, who has made claims that his wife used to get panicked calls from Usich saying Manson was abusing her. Manson was also dropped from his record label, Loma Vista, his manager, and his upcoming appearances on TV series’ ‘American Gods’ and ‘Creepshow.’
Manson is also currently under investigation from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for “a domestic violence issue that ‘occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in the city of West Hollywood.’”