Ashley Morgan Smithline has documented the terrifying abuse that she allegedly faced during her relationship with Marilyn Manson, whom she has labelled the “most terrifying monster in the world”.
The model, who goes by the professional name of Lindsay Morgan, is one of many women who have come forward in recent months in solidarity with another of Manson’s former partners, Evan Rachel Wood, who claimed that he groomed and abused her during their relationship.
Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell also accused Marilyn Manson of upskirt filming while backstage at a concert and brought intention to inherent issues of manipulation within the music industry.
Marilyn Manson defended himself against the accusations by labelling them “horrible distortions of reality.” The musician asserted that his relationships were always “consensual” and is yet to personally comment on the latest developments.
Speaking with People, Smithline accused Manson of raping her, cutting her, and locking her in a glass soundproof room which he dubbed the “the bad girls room” whenever she had “pissed him off.”
Smithline went on to say, “He kept telling me, ‘You can’t rape someone that you’re in love with’. There’s a difference between waking up to someone having sex with you nicely in the morning and waking up tied up with someone having sex with your unconscious body, being tied up and screaming and not enjoying it, and him laughing, like, sadistically, or gagging my mouth or something.”
She later added: “He cut me on my stomach and then drank my blood. Then, he had me drink his. The more I let him hurt me, the more I loved him and the more I was proving myself to him.”
A spokesperson for Marilyn Manson produced a statement in response declaring: “There are so many falsehoods within her claims that we wouldn’t know where to begin to answer them.”
While Smithline claims that the pair were in a two-year relationship between 2010 and 2012, the statement from Manson’s team refutes this: “This relationship, to the limited extent it was a relationship, didn’t last one week.”