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I'll Be Your Mirror: The Repeated Lynchings of Marilyn Manson

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Marilyn Manson

'The defenestration of celebrities and rock stars is consistent with the automated bot machine that supported Amber Heard in her kamikaze claims against ex-husband Johnny Depp'

Thou Shalt Not Question claims of racism, antisemitism or sexual assault - or so increasingly say the legacy media.

Brian 'Marilyn Manson' Warner has a compellingly difficult backstory, and to his army of fans is an Actor of Rock holding a mirror up to society. He's much bigger in the US than in the UK, but when Gary Numan and Eurythmics get dragged into it, it also becomes Britain's problem. Well played, Rolling Stone et al.

Apparently lyrics from a Gary Numan song covered by Marilyn Manson are being cited in the sexual abuse claims against him, specifically citing use of the term 'rape machine'. This is surely a new frontier for the #MeToo movement; alleged proof of 'bad character' from another artist's lyrics. Post-#MeToo lawyers citing Eurythmics and Gary Numan lyrics as evidence of Marilyn Manson's alleged abusive behaviour is evidently its pop culture conclusion.

Operation Soteria has already been sailed across the ocean from the Democrat Party to the Crown Prosecution Service, financially incentivising academic boards and police forces into pursuing spurious claims of sexual assault. There are numerous defamation claims in the court being pursued as a result of such claims.

As the documentary film-maker, journalist and False Allegations Watch (FAW) contributor Claire Best points out, the defenestration of celebrities and rock stars is consistent with the automated bot machine that supported Amber Heard in her kamikaze claims against ex-husband Johnny Depp. From Title IX to MeToo to Depp and Manson, insufficiently risk-averse men of profile are being allegedly fleeced by grifters, turning on the tears, and pandered to by a flourishing victimhood industry.

Several of Manson's former acquaintances began communicating with one another in September 2020. In a letter dated January 21, 2021, California State Senator Susan Rubio wrote to the director of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney General, asking them to investigate allegations several women had made against Manson. On February 1 of that year, former fiancée Evan Rachel Wood accused Manson of being abusive during their relationship a decade earlier. Four other women simultaneously issued statements also accusing Manson of abuse.

Manson has faced at least 15 different accusations of assault and sexual abuse over the last three years. He filed a lawsuit against Wood and Ashley "Illma" Gore for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violations of the California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, as well as the impersonation of an FBI agent and falsifying federal documents.

In the suit, it is alleged that Wood and Gore spent three years contacting his former girlfriends and provided "checklists and scripts" to prospective accusers in order to corroborate Wood's claims. Manson allegedly groomed and sexually assaulted an underage girl multiple times in the 1990s, according to a new lawsuit.

This is the first suit to focus on sex crimes that allegedly took place in the beginning of Manson’s career, while those who have previously sued the singer all accused him of sexual misconduct around 2010.

“While on the tour bus, Defendant Warner performed various acts of criminal sexual conduct upon Plaintiff, who was a virgin at the time, including but not limited to forced copulation and vaginal penetration” the lawsuit claimed.

The age of consent in Texas is 17. Whether these allegations are ever proved in court or not, they're the latest in a barrage of allegations against an artist who has long proclaimed himself 'a mirror to society'. Post #MeToo - let alone the satanic heavy metal scares of the 80s and 90s - the simulacra confusion resulting in the perceived blurring of the lines between artist and real-life perpetrator of abuse continues apace.

Rock n' Roll in the twenty-first century will become even more predictable than it has already become, with its stars hesitant to behave As They Wilt, due to the perilous financial and reputational costs. If this is the kind of 'good behaviour' that the legal-dominance feminists wanted, it looks like they might have got it. Everybody else will have to seek out their Dionysian catharsis elsewhere; while one tense, nervy production turns seamlessly, perfectly-edited, to another.

By Sean Bw Parker

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