October 25, 2017
The rape accusation against Marilyn Manson’s bassist Jeordie White posted by his ex-girlfriend yesterday, has spelt the end for the bassist in Manson’s band. Jessicka Addams has been Manson’s good friend, and the shock rocker had no idea about the way his band member had treated her. Just a day later Manson decided to kick White out of the band, officially stating:
“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.”
Manson’s first reaction when he heard of the rape, was in the form of the following statement:
“I knew Jessicka and Jeordie had a romantic relationship many years ago and I considered and still consider Jessicka to be a friend. “I knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka’s obvious distress.” (via Highshnobiety)
White and Addams started dating back in the 1990s, and it took Jack Off Jill’s frontwoman two decades to open up about the rape. Addams has posted a lengthy Facebook post revealing that White treated her in an abusive way, blinded by jealousy. Addams recalls her boyfriend hitting her repeatedly, and even slashing the tires in her car and ripping the rear-view mirror and throwing it out onto the highway during a row on their way home.
According to Addams, it then culminated in an actual rape, which took place during White’s break from touring with Nine Inch Nails. Ramirez allegedly visited Addams at a friend’s apartment. The woman’s statement reads:
“He forced me on to the floor with his hand around my neck. I said NO. I said NO. I said it so loud enough, that [my friend] Pete came rushing in from the other room to get him off of me. But I had been raped. I had been raped by somebody I thought I loved. That night I slept in Pete’s bed and cried myself to sleep. Neither of us discussed it until years later as we both had our own shame about not reporting it.”
Now she found the courage to raise this personal trauma as part of the social media move #MeToo, uniting women to come out of the shadow and share similar stories that they had previously felt uncomfortable to talk about.