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Marilyn Manson Locked Women In Soundproof Enclosure He Called The 'Bad Girls Room' And Tortured Them: Report

Marilyn Manson Locked Women In Soundproof Enclosure He Called The 'Bad Girls Room' And Tortured Them: Report

The rocker allegedly locked women up in the room, inflicting mental, physical, and sexual abuse on them.

Trigger warning: This story contains themes of sexual assault and graphic descriptions of abuse that some readers may find distressing

Marilyn Manson locked up women he dated in a small, soundproof glass enclosure at his apartment in West Hollywood, California, alleges multiple women in a report. They claim that the rocker psychologically tortured women in a solitary-confinement cell, which he allegedly referred to as the 'rape room.' Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, was accused of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse recently, and now, a new report accessed by RollingStone alleges that he locked women up in the enclosure before inflicting mental, physical, and sexual abuse on them, leaving them with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and PTSD. The blacked-out windows meant that women didn't know if it was day or night while they were in the room.

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The room went by many names including 'Bad Girls' room, 'Black refrigerator,' and 'meat locker.' The room was common knowledge and Marilyn Manson even boasted about it during an interview in 2012 when he said, “If anyone’s bad, I can lock them in it, and it’s soundproof,” Warner boasted to a magazine. "He always had a joking, bragging tone," recalled Ashley Walters, Warner's former assistant, who has accused him of sexual assault. Ashley Morgan Smithline, Evan Rachel Wood, and Game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco are some of the women who have accused the musician of sexual assault. 



 

 

He allegedly controlled every aspect of the women's lives including their eating and sleeping habits. He plied them with drugs and alcohol and reportedly threatened to kill himself or even them, on some occasions, to stop them from leaving him. The women said it felt like being in a cult with Manson playing the role of a cult leader. “It was Brainwashing 101,” said Smithline.



 


The singer Phoebe Bridgers tweeted about the existence of the room in the wake of the allegations. "I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan. He referred to a room in his house as the “r*pe room”, I thought it was just his horrible frat-boy sense of humor. I stopped being a fan. I stand with everyone who came forward," Bridgers tweeted, before accusing the industry of enabling him. "The label knew, management knew, the band knew. Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f*cking pathetic." 



 


When the allegations came to light, Warner denied them claiming that they are horrible distortions of reality. "My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners," he said. Accusers said the rocker "was able to hide his abuses in plain sight behind the Marilyn Manson character he created and the music industry that supported and profited from, his living-demon shtick," wrote RollingStone.



 

 

In an interview with PEOPLE in May, Ashley Morgan Smithline revealed that he sexually assaulted her multiple times and that she feared for her life. She alleged that Manson bit her, whipped her, and even cut her with a swastika-emblazoned knife. He even carved his initials onto her body. She also revealed that he was drawn to Nazi memorabilia, and had even asked her, who is of Jewish descent, to find Nazi memorabilia like throwing stars, knives, and whips to bring back to him in L.A. She also revealed that he made her do a 'blood pact,' where they drank a little of each others' blood. "The more I let him hurt me, the more I loved him and the more I was proving myself to him," she recalled.

If you are being subjected to sexual assault, or know of anyone who is, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673)