Marilyn Manson Fires Guitar Player after he is accused of rape.
Jeordie White, known professionally as Twiggy Ramirez, is parting ways with Marilyn Manson after the group decided to drop him because of rape and domestic abuse allegations. The decision comes days after Jessicka Addams, former front woman of the band Jack Off Jill and current singer for the band Scarling, accused White of sexual assault and domestic violence.Addams took to social media and wrote about her relationship with Jeordie on Facebook. . Their relationship was marked by instances of escalating abuse, Addams said, writing that White punched and raped her.
Marilyn Manson Tweeted ,“I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson,” Manson wrote in a tweet posted on Tuesday. “He will be replaced for the upcoming tour. I wish him well.”
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band formed by singer Marilyn Manson and guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989. Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990s with their theatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor's Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the name of each member was created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer, for example Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Their lineup has changed between many of their album releases; the current members of Marilyn Manson are the eponymous lead singer (the only remaining original member), guitarists Paul Wiley and Tyler Bates, and drummer Gil Sharone. So far only Manson, Bates, and Sharone contribute to the albums with Ramirez and Wiley only contributing to the live shows.