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Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor Speaks Out On Marilyn Manson: “I Have Been Vocal Over The Years About My Dislike Of Manson As A Person”


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Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has spoken out against Marilyn Manson in the wake of the various public allegations of abuse Manson is currently facing. Those allegations range from sexual assault to mental abuse and were initially made by several women, including his ex-fiancée, actress Evan Rachel Wood, earlier this week. You can read them here. Manson has since denied the validity of those allegations.

Reznor and Manson previously retained a close relationship with each other, with Reznor producing Manson‘s gold-selling 1994 album “Portrait Of An American Family“, releasing it through his Nothing Records label. While the two would maintain a close relationship in the immediate years that followed, their friendship eventually imploded by the late 90s. Manson would detail that feud in back in 2017, stating that the two had since made amends.

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Reznor‘s new comments regarding Manson pertain to a anecdote published in Manson‘s 1998 autobiography, ‘The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell‘. That passage seemed to imply that Manson and Reznor sexually assaulted an intoxicated woman together. Reznor has been adamant that the tale was a falsehood since it was originally published.

With the passage resurfacing lately in the wake of the allegations made against Manson, Reznor himself has once again blasted the alleged incident as a ‘fabrication’. He said in a newly issued statement to Pitchfork:

“I have been vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person and cut ties with him nearly 25 years ago. As I said at the time, the passage from Manson’s memoir is a complete fabrication. I was infuriated and offended back when it came out and remain so today.”

Since the allegations were publicly leveled against Manson, he has found himself dropped by his record label, his talent agency and been removed from his role on the TV programs ‘American Gods‘ and ‘Creepshow‘. California State Senator Susan Rubio has also urged the Acting Attorney General of the United States Monty Wilkinson and FBI director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into Manson over the accusations.

Manson previously fired bassist Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White from his band back in 2017 after he was accused of rape by his former girlfriend Jessicka Addams. Manson would later say of his relationship with White after his firing, “I did not divorce Twiggy as a friend or brother, because I still care about him greatly.”

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