Marilyn Manson, real name Brian Warner, converted a vocal booth in his apartment into a small soundproof cell he’d use to “punish” women, according to accusations made in a lengthy new Rolling Stone report.
The story, titled Marilyn Manson: The Monster Hiding in Plain Sight, is the result of a nine-month investigation by the publication into the disgraced shock-rocker, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual and psychological abuse over the course of the 2021, with alleged incidents dating back several years. Four accusers have filed civil lawsuits against the musician.
The RS story saw 55 interviews and details the extent of the alleged abuse, including reports of “the Bad Girls’ Room” he allegedly used to torture women. The room was a space where Ashley Morgan Smithline said Warner forced her to stay for hours on end.
“At first, he made it sound cool,” Smithline said. “Then, he made it sound very punitive. Even if I was screaming, no one would hear me.”
The story goes on to cover allegations that he verbally and physically assaulted band members and employees, frequently used the N-word, made rape jokes for decades, showed friends sexual encounters he videotaped in the early ‘90s, and the revelation that multiple women met late last year to discuss their experiences with Manson.
“I just thought, ‘I can’t believe this happened to so many girls,’” Ashley Walters told the publication. “Once we started talking … you could see the blood drain out of everyone’s faces, like, ‘I thought I was the only one.’”
Warner “vehemently denies any and all claims of sexual assault or abuse of anyone,” according to a statement from his attorney.