Marilyn Manson Fires Long-Time Bassist

Marilyn Manson Fires Long-Time Bassist

Marilyn Manson Fires Long-Time Bassist

Marilyn Manson has fired longtime bassist Jeordie White, who performs under the name Twiggy Ramirez. White’s dismissal comes just days after he was publicly accused of rape by his former girlfriend, Jessicka Addams of the band Jack Off Jill. Manson said in a statement, “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.” The singer added on Instagram, “This is a sad day.” White released a statement of his own, writing, “I wish to spend this time with my family and focus on maintaining my several years of sobriety. I will be taking a leave of absence from Marilyn Manson and regrettably will not be performing on the upcoming tour.” White has yet to respond to Addams’ October 20th Facebook post, in which she detailed the physical and psychological abuse that White put her through during their relationship in the 1990s, including the rape. Although these events happened over 20 years ago, Addams did not go public out of shame and fear that it could damage her band’s career. She wrote, “The pressure and guilt of the inevitable repercussions of my rape story affecting my band’s livelihood, happiness and success kept me silent for years.” Manson, who is recovering from a broken leg sustained in a stage mishap that forced him to postpone a number of tour dates, is next scheduled to perform on November 5th at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in Devore, California.

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