“The Cult of Hollywood, fame & the music business 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 immediately 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” once they had been courting. “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 Information and Sony [which] had been with him throughout the Evan interval. You recognize 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 once I was a teen 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 “finished dwelling in worry,” which is why she determined to lastly inform her story.
“I’m right here to show this harmful man and name out the numerous industries which have enabled him, earlier than he ruins any extra lives,” she wrote by way of Instagram. “I stand with the numerous victims who will now not be silent.”
4 different girls 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 once I was ‘dangerous’, generally pressured to hearken to him entertaining different girls. Evaded sure buddies 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 lifeless.”
A lady named Ashley Walters recalled assembly with Manson in 2010 to do a photograph shoot, alleging their relationship rapidly 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 buddies and bragged that he might 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 girls 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 individuals imagine what they learn on the web and be happy to say what they need with no precise proof. The results could be catastrophic and selling non-fact-based data is wholly irresponsible,” his rep mentioned in an announcement 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 lodge room throughout the Sundance Movie Competition.”
The Jawbreaker actress alleged in a collection 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 might by no means win towards the studio head.”
When the Weinstein scandal broke, she once more took to Twitter, writing, “Girls struggle on. And to the lads on the market, get up. We’d like you as allies. #bebrave.”
Should you or anybody you realize 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 assist in addition to native sources to help in therapeutic, recovering and extra.
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