Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell accuses Marilyn Manson of filming up her skirt with a GoPro

Musician shared her own accusations in 'solidarity' with Evan Rachel Wood

Isobel Lewis
Monday 08 February 2021 14:34
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Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell has accused Marilyn Manson of filming up her skirt without consent.

The British musician, who is the lead singer of the Mercury Prize-winning rock band, shared her own experience with Manson on Saturday (6 February) after Evan Rachel Wood accused him of historic abuse.

“Solidarity to Evan Rachel Wood and those calling out Marilyn Manson,” Rowsell tweeted. “It’s sad to see people defending him, just because he put his depravity in plain sight doesn't give him a free pass to abuse women?!

“I met Marilyn backstage at a festival a few years ago. After his compliments towards my band became more and more hyperbolic I became suspicious of his behaviour. I was shocked to look down and see he was filming up my skirt with a GoPro.”

Claiming that she was told by Manson’s tour manager that the singer “does this kind of thing all the time”, Rowsell continued: “If he does this kind of thing all the time why on earth has he been headlining festivals for so many years? When will we stop enabling misogynists on the account of their success? Women must feel safe in the male dominated world that is the music industry.”

“I wasn’t sure whether to bring any of this up but Manson claims in his recent statement that his relationships were ‘entirely consensual’ - I don't think he knows the meaning of consent if he goes around up-skirting young women at festivals. Thank you for your courage Evan [heart emoji].”

The Independent has attempted to contact Manson’s representatives for comment.

Last week, Wood claimed that Manson groomed her and subjected her to “years” of abuse during her their relationship, which began in 2007 when Wood was 18 and Manson was 36.

Wood accused Manson (pictured) of grooming and abuse

A number of other women have also shared their own allegations against Manson, including sexual assault, psychological abuse, and various forms of violence, coercion and intimidation.

In the wake of the accusations, Manson has been dropped by his record label and by the talent agency CAA. He has also been axed from the TV shows American Gods and Creepshow.

Manson has denied the allegations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality”.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, on 0808 2000 247, or visit their website here.

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