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Accused sexual abuser Marilyn Manson had such an obsessive grip on the women he dated that he would lock them in a soundproof room, an explosive new report alleges.
Rolling Stone’s nine-month investigation, published Sunday night, uncovered that the shock rocker allegedly turned the music studio of his West Hollywood apartment into a torture chamber called the “Bad Girls’ Room,” where he “banished” his girlfriends and punished them for hours over the “tiniest perceived transgressions.”
Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters, who is suing him for sexual assault and battery, claimed the “Beautiful People” singer “always” joked and bragged about the room.
Another former assistant, Ryan Brown, denied ever seeing any women confined in the “Bad Girls’ Room,” but he told the magazine, “It was common knowledge that’s what everybody had called it.”
Manson, now 52, reportedly confirmed the existence of the room himself, stating in a magazine interview in 2012, “If anyone’s bad, I can lock them in it, and it’s soundproof.”
Manson’s ex-girlfriend Ashley Morgan Smithline, who has accused the rocker of raping and abusing her during their two-year, on-and-off relationship, claimed she was one of the women forced to stay inside the room.
“At first, he made it sound cool,” the model told Rolling Stone. “Then, he made it sound very punitive. Even if I was screaming, no one would hear me.”
Smithline said the space was about the size of a department store dressing room. She alleged that if she fought Manson over going into the room, he would “enjoy” the struggle.
“I learned to not fight it, because that was giving him what he wanted,” she said. “I just went somewhere else in my head.”
The “Bad Girls’ Room” apparently was not the only gory aspect of Manson’s apartment.
According to Rolling Stone, the “Dope Show” singer’s pad was decorated with blood, swastikas and clipped photos from porno mags.
“There were vaginas everywhere,” a source who visited the apartment claimed to the mag.
Others recalled a spray-painted message above Manson’s bed that read “AIDS.” The decor was reportedly all black and the thermostat was always kept below 65 degrees — otherwise Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, allegedly threw temper tantrums.
The apartment was where the Grammy nominee allegedly inflicted “repeated acts of mental, physical and sexual abuse that have left [his victims] with crippling bouts of anxiety, depression, panic attacks and PTSD,” according to the report.
Since early this year, at least 15 women — including “Game of Thrones” actress Esmé Bianco — have accused the “Personal Jesus” singer of various levels of sexual, psychological and physical abuse. Although his case against Jane Does was dismissed in September, a judge ruled in October to continue proceedings with Bianco’s case.
Manson has denied all allegations. His attorney, Howard King, told Page Six in April that Bianco’s claims “are provably false.”
Manson again denied the claims in a statement to Rolling Stone on Sunday.
The “Tainted Love” singer said via his lawyer that he “vehemently denies any and all claims of sexual or abuse of anyone” and described the accusations as “part of a coordinated attack by former partners and associates of Mr. Warner who have weaponized the otherwise mundane details of his personal life and their consensual relationships.”
Manson has further argued in court filings that his accusers “are desperately trying to conflate the imagery and artistry of [his] ‘shock rock’ stage persona, ‘Marilyn Manson,’ with fabricated accounts of abuse,” according to Rolling Stone.
When reached for comment, Manson’s rep told Page Six, “We don’t have anything further to add beyond our statements in the article.”
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