Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson On Firing Bassist After Rape Allegation: “I Did Not Divorce Twiggy As A Friend Or Brother”


Marilyn Manson has spoken to Kerrang! regarding his firing of Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White from the band and seems to insist that the rape allegations made against Ramirez weren’t the only deciding factor. Speaking with Kerrang!, Manson offered:

“I did not divorce Twiggy as a friend or brother, because I still care about him greatly. But I can’t say that my musical relationship with Twiggy has been good for several years.

My relationship with Tyler Bates on [2015’s] ‘The Pale Emperor‘ made something open up in me and I didn’t want to let negative energy back in my life.

There were other people in my life that I thought were my friends that I had to cut out this year, a lot of betrayals that surprised me, and I had to clean house and adopt and new attitude.

People mistook my kindness and generosity for weakness. So I kinda adapted this attitude, like, ‘If you fuck with me, there will be consequences.’ I have issues with intimacy. That might sound weird given that we’re lying in bed together, but y’know…”

For his part, Ramirez apologized for his actions.

[via Ultimate Guitar]