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Marilyn Manson parts ways with Twiggy Ramirez following rape allegations

on October 24, 2017, 10:35pm

Twiggy Ramirez, the longtime bassist and writing partner of Marilyn Manson, has been accused of rape by his former girlfriend, Jessicka Addams, of the riot grrrl band Jack Off Jill. In light of the allegations, Ramirez has been fired as a member of Marilyn Manson and will not participate in the band’s upcoming tour.

In a lengthy letter posted to Facebook last Friday, Addams documented several acts of physical abuse and mental harassment she experienced while in a relationship with Ramirez (né Jerodie White) in the early 1990s.

For his part, Manson said he “knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka’s obvious distress.”

White initially joined Marilyn Manson in 1993 and was responsible for most of the songwriting on the band’s earliest and most successful albums, including Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, and Holy Wood. In 2002, he amicably left the band due to creative differences and spent the subsequent five years playing alongside the likes of A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, and Mondo Generator. He rejoined Marilyn Manson in 2007 and remained an active member until today.

In addition to the departure of White, Manson is coping with the loss of founding member Daisy Berkowitz, who passed away over the weekend following a lengthy battle with cancer.

The tour, which was postponed after a stage prop accident in New York left Manson with a painful leg injury, resumes next month in Europe. It comes in support of Manson’s latest album, Heaven Upside Down.

Marilyn Manson 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
11/14 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
11/15 – Elsingnore, DK @ Hal 14
11/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
11/18 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/19 – Prague, CZ @ Tip Sport Arena
11/20 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/22 – Turin, IT @ Pala Alpitour
11/23 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
11/25 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrom
11/27 – Paris, FR @ Accor Hotels Arena
11/28 – Eindhoven, NL @ Klokgebouq
11/29 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/01 – Nancy, FR @ Zenith
12/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
12/04 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
12/05 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
12/06 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
12/08 – Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
12/09 – London, UK @ SSE Wembley Arena
01/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
01/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
01/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
01/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
01/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
01/20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
01/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
01/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
01/26 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
01/27 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
01/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
01/30 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
01/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Myth
02/02 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum
02/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
02/06 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
02/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe
02/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
02/11 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
02/12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
02/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
02/15 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre
02/16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

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