Marilyn Manson has sacked his longtime bassist / guitarist Twiggy Ramirez days after the musician was accused of rape by his former girlfriend.
Ramirez, whose real name is Jeordie White, was accused of sexual assault by his ex-girlfriend and Scarling frontwoman Jessicka Addams last week.
Manson took to Twitter on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to announce his decision to "part ways" with Ramirez. Although the "Sweet Dreams" hitmaker did not specify the reason behind the split, the announcement comes only days after Addams went public with her allegations against the bassist.
I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson. He will be replaced for the upcoming tour. I wish him well.
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) October 25, 2017
In a lengthy Facebook post published on Oct. 20, Friday, Addams recounted what she alleges was a turbulent relationship with Ramirez, which started in the early 90s when she was only 18 years old and the frontwoman of the Florida-based band Jack Off Jills. According to Addams, the bassist's temper became worse over the years, subjecting her to emotional, physical and verbal abuse.
Addams added that Ramirez started getting jealous of Jack Off Jill's popularity and expressed his anger by doing things like burning her stuffed animal and blocking her car in the driveway to prevent her from leaving. She said that Ramirez raped her during a tour break with his former band Nine Inch Nails.
The singer alleged that she found out that Ramirez had not been faithful to her while on tour and cheated on her with women whom she has a lot of respect and admiration for to this day. She claims she confronted the singer about his infidelity and that's when Ramirez forced himself on her.
"All this led to an argument I never saw coming," Addams said. "He forced me on to the floor with his hand around my neck. I said NO. I said NO. I said it so loud enough, that [Addams' roommate] Pete came rushing in from the other room to get him off of me. But I had been raped. I had been raped by somebody I thought I loved."
Manson, who recently injured himself while performing in New York City, did not address the allegations in his social media post, but the musician has responded to the allegations in an interview with Pitchfork. Manson told the publication that he was aware that Addams and Ramirez were romantically involved several years ago and still considers Addams to be a friend. He also noted that he did not know about the rape allegations "until recently" and said he was "saddened" by Addams' "obvious distress."