“The Cult of Hollywood, fame & the music trade should be stopped from defending predators and promoting their illness to the world,” McGowan, 47, captioned a Twitter video on Monday, February 1. “Their illness has a farther attain than a nuclear bomb. When these on the high assist monsters for revenue they harm us all.”
“I’m profoundly unhappy as we speak and disgusted. However I’m largely proud. Pleased with Evan Rachel Wooden and the others who’ve come ahead towards Marilyn Manson, my ex,” McGowan mentioned, noting Manson, 52, was “not like that” after they had been relationship. “However that has no bearing on whether or not he was like that with others earlier than or after. It takes time to come back ahead. And once more, I’m proud.”
The Scream actress, who was engaged to the “Candy Desires” singer for 2 years before their 2001 split, praised any girl who “stands towards an abuser” and has the braveness to cease the cycle of violence.
“They steal time. These are time eaters. They steal lives. They steal hopes, desires, freedom, sexuality, love,” she mentioned of the abusers. “I’m additionally right here to say to the Hollywood cult leaders which have employed him and sanctioned him and Interscope Data and Sony [which] had been with him in the course of the Evan interval. You realize you might be accomplices. All of the PR managers, brokers, legal professionals — the Hollywood cult should be stopped.”
Hours earlier, Wooden claimed that Manson “began grooming me after I was a youngster and horrifically abused me for years. I used to be brainwashed and manipulated into submission.
The Westworld star, who dated the “Wrapped in Plastic” singer from 2007 to 2010, mentioned she is “executed dwelling in worry,” which is why she determined to lastly inform her story.
“I’m right here to reveal this harmful man and name out the numerous industries which have enabled him, earlier than he ruins any extra lives,” she wrote through Instagram. “I stand with the numerous victims who will not be silent.”
4 different ladies came forward with similar accusations towards the rocker shortly after Wooden shared her story.
Mannequin Sarah McNeilly detailed the worry related to telling her personal trauma, sharing alleged textual content messages between her and Manson.
“I used to be emotionally abused, terrorized and scarred,” she claimed in her caption on social media. “I used to be locked in rooms after I was ‘dangerous’, typically pressured to hearken to him entertaining different ladies. Evaded sure associates or if I didn’t, he would threaten to come back after them. I used to be informed tales of others who tried to inform their story and their pets ended up useless.”
A lady named Ashley Walters recalled assembly with Manson in 2010 to do a photograph shoot, alleging their relationship shortly turned unprofessional. “It felt like I used to be his property as a result of [he] would provide me up for sexual encounters to please potential collaborators or associates and bragged that he may achieve this,” she claimed.
Manson has but to publicly touch upon the allegations towards him, however he was dropped by his record label, Loma Vista Recordings, on Monday after the “disturbing allegations” from Wooden and different ladies surfaced.
The True Blood alum has been an advocate for victims of sexual and domestic abuse for years, beforehand opening up about being raped twice. In November 2020, Manson denied allegations that he abused Wooden whereas they had been engaged in 2010.
“Sadly, we dwell in a time the place folks consider what they learn on the web and be happy to say what they need with no precise proof. The consequences might be catastrophic and selling non-fact-based info is wholly irresponsible,” his rep mentioned in a press release on the time.
McGowan, for her half, was one of the many women who spoke out against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, accusing him of sexual misconduct. A New York Occasions article claimed that Weinstein, who was later sentenced to 23 years in prison, paid McGowan $100,000 in 1997 after “an episode in a resort room in the course of the Sundance Movie Competition.”
The Jawbreaker actress alleged in a sequence of tweets the 12 months prior that she was raped by a studio head however didn’t report the alleged crime as a result of an lawyer informed her that since she did a “intercourse scene in a movie I’d by no means win towards the studio head.”
When the Weinstein scandal broke, she once more took to Twitter, writing, “Ladies battle on. And to the boys on the market, arise. We’d like you as allies. #bebrave.”
In the event you or anybody has been sexually abused, name the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A skilled workers member will present confidential, judgment-free help in addition to native sources to help in therapeutic, recovering and extra.
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