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Ex-Assistant Of Marilyn Manson Claims To Have Witnessed Him Abusing His Current Wife Lindsay Usich, Police Meeting With One Of Manson’s Accusers


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Marilyn Manson is now facing third party accusations of threatening and abusing his current wife Lindsay Usich. The allegations come from Dan Cleary, who previously worked with Manson as a tech on the road and then later as his personal assistant in 2014-2015. Cleary first came out against Manson this past September via this Twitter thread, detailing some of the abuse he says allegedly took place against Manson‘s ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood.

Now Cleary has come forward to recount concerning behavior he claims to have seen involving Manson and his current wife Lindsay. Speaking via his Rare Form Radio podcast, Cleary had the following to say about that (via Huffington Post):

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“I saw some physical abuse as far as like pushing and throwing things at her and a lot of like violent outbursts around her – breaking things. A lot of mental abuse and name-calling and threats.”

“There were times when Manson would tell her that he’s going to kill her and cut her up and that I’m going to bury her in the desert – me. He would leave the room and I would [tell her], ‘You’re going to be fine. I’m not going to do any of that. Let’s get you to a hotel.’”

Notably Cleary didn’t identify Usich by name in the episode, instead referring to her as his “then-girlfriend” and “now-wife”. Cleary also mentioned on the episode that he regrets not coming forward of the abuse he allegedly saw sooner, offering:

“I mean I spoke to his manager about it, but the manager seemed to know all that and didn’t really care a lot. Everyone in his world… knew what was up and no one seemed to be concerned very much, and so neither did I. That’s on me.”

“There’s people saying that I’m complicit because I saw this stuff happening and I didn’t do anything and I’ll accept that. There is some truth in that.”

Earlier this month Wood released a screencap via her Instagram of a police report she claimed to have filed this past December against two women, one of which was Usich. She captioned that photo as follows:

“On Dec. 19, I had to file a police report after I was alerted to threats made by @leslee_lane and @lindsayusichofficial (Brian’s wife) for conspiring to release photos of me when I was UNDERAGE”

Wood also alleged that threats were made to “shut her up” and “ruin her career” should she pursue her allegations against Manson. Several months later, Wood would do exactly that. Wood led the charge earlier this month in accusing Manson of past abuse, with over a dozen women having also come forward. Those allegations range from claims of sexual assault and human trafficking to mental abuse, grooming and more. Wood herself in part claimed “he started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years.”

Manson himself would go on to deny the allegations. His dismissal hasn’t been enough to satisfy law enforcement officials it would seem however, as TMZ report that detectives from the L.A. County Sherriff’s Department have been meeting with at least one of his alleged victims. They are apparently seeking to further investigate their claims to see if they are valid and can be pursued further.

Back in 2019, Wood and another former girlfriend of Manson, actress Esmé Bianco, both gave testimony of abuse they suffered at the hands of a then unidentified individual (see here and here). They shared their experiences in front of a House Judiciary Subcommittee at the time to champion The Phoenix Act, which aimed to extend the statute of limitations for reporting a domestic violence incident in California from three years to five. That act was eventually passed and officially signed into law last year.

The response to the allegations made against Manson has seen him dropped by his manager of over two decades, his record label and his talent agency. He also lost several TV roles in their wake.

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