[Photo by: Jeordie White/Facebook]
After Marilyn Manson announced that he would be parting ways with bassist Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White following rape accusations, Ramirez has issued a statement addressing the allegations.
“I have only recently been made aware of these allegations from over 20 years ago,” White said, as shared by Pitchfork. “I do not condone non-consensual sex of any kind.”
Manson previously took to Twitter to share that he has “decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson,” wishing him the best.
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
Read Ramirez’s response in full below:
I have only recently been made aware of these allegations from over 20 years ago.
I do not condone non-consensual sex of any kind.
I will be taking some time to spend with my family and focus on maintaining my several years of sobriety.
If I have caused anyone pain I apologize and truly regret it.
The couple originally dated back in the 1990s, and during that time White reportedly subjected Addams to mental and physical abuse, culminating in Addams’ rape. White is also known as “Twiggy Ramirez” as Marilyn Manson’s bassist, having toured with Nine Inch Nails in the past and comprised a portion of supergroup A Perfect Circle.
Addams alleged in a lengthy Facebook post today that White would treat her in an increasingly abusive manner, describing behavior spurred by jealousy that ultimately resulted in White hitting Addams, slashing her tires, and even ripping the rear-view mirror from a vehicle and throwing it out onto the highway during a tense ride home for the two. Addams’ statement asserts that White reportedly raped her during a break from touring with Nine Inch Nails.
“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 [my friend] 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. That night I slept in Pete’s bed and cried myself to sleep. Neither of us discussed it until years later as we both had our own shame about not reporting it.”
The Jack Off Jill singer explains her desire to come forward with the events in the post, which reportedly happened over 20 years ago, as part of the move to share solidarity with other women who have been coming forward with similar stories with the #MeToo hashtag.