Marilyn Manson parts ways with Twiggy Ramirez following rape allegations
Following accusations of rape and abuse against Jeordie White, also known as Twiggy Ramirez, Marilyn Manson announced that he would no longer be working with White, who had previously been bassist in his band. Manson tweeted, "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."
In a previous statement responding to the allegations, Manson said he "knew nothing" about them until "very recently" and was "saddened" by them.
The allegations come from a detailed statement from Jack Off Jill's Jessicka Addams, White's former girlfriend, where she describes the abuse she says she experienced throughout the duration of their relationship. White was hired to play in Manson's band while he and Addams were together; he has also been a touring member of Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle. In response to Manson's statement that he would be parting ways with White, Addams said, "thank you. I am truly at a loss for words."
UPDATE: Jeordie White has released a brief statement of his own about his dismissal from Marilyn Manson's band:
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.
Scott Putesky aka Daisy Berkowitz, who was a guitarist for Marilyn Manson and Jack Off Jill, recently passed away following a four year battle with colon cancer.