Marilyn Manson accused of holding a gun to fashion stylist’s head and telling her: ‘I don’t like f****ts’

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Stylist Love Bailey has accused Marilyn Manson of holding a gun to her head and telling her he doesn’t “like faggots”.

Love Bailey, a fashion stylist and filmmaker, originally made the claims against Manson via social media in 2017, but repeated them in an Instagram video on Tuesday (2 February) amid multiple abuse allegations against the singer.

Manson, real name Brian Warner, has recently been accused of “grooming” and abuse by his former partner Evan Rachel Wood, as well as four other women. He has denied all claims.

Bailey, who is trans, told her Instagram followers that in 2011, when she was 20 years old, she was asked to style Manson and an unnamed woman, a Hollywood actor, for a photoshoot at his home.

Manson reportedly told Bailey that her assistant was not allowed to come in. When Bailey entered, she alleges, she found the actor “black-out wasted” and “not coherent at all” in the singer’s “boudoir”.

“I had to crawl over the sex-stained sheets that [the actor] and Marilyn had just finished up in, whatever they were doing,” Bailey said.

She claims that when she reached the woman and tried to help her, Manson “pulls a gun to my head, a big Glock… straight to my forehead and says ‘I don’t like faggots’.”


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Bailey told the Daily Beast: “I remember thinking: ‘Oh my god, am I going to die?’ I felt powerless, I felt stunned and I was shocked.

“I was in this state where I was asking myself, isn’t he too famous to kill me?

“I remember all these thoughts flashing through my head, and here I was, this young 20-year-old stylist just trying to get the job done and I was met with a Glock.”

She explained that she believes Manson was trying to “scare [her] into submission, so [she] wouldn’t talk”.

Manson’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Bailey’s claims.

On 1 February, actor Evan Rachel Wood accused the musician of “grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically [abusing] me for years”.

“I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail.”

Four other women, Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Morgan and Gabriella (no surname given), have also accused Manson of abuse, including rape, physical violence and emotional abuse.

Manson has denied all of the claims of abuse, and posted a statement to Instagram which read: “Obviously, my life and my art have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality.

“My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners.

“Regardless of how – and why – others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”

Love Bailey says Marilyn Manson ‘took her innocence’.

California Senator Susan Rubio has called for acting US attorney general Monty Wilkinson and FBI director Christopher Wray to investigate the allegations against Marilyn Manson.


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Love Bailey said that she is getting in touch with Rubio, hoping that Manson will be held accountable.

She said: “I think these victims need reparations. I think these victims, including myself, have suffered post-traumatic stress from these incidents and he needs to offer reparations for the abuse.

“He needs to offer reparations for their medical bills, their psychology bills, their therapists, whatever.

“There’s a scar on my life from that instant. He took a part of my innocence.

“He needs to be set as an example that men in the industry cannot get away with this and people shouldn’t glorify people like this.

“There are a million talented people out there. Why is it these men that we glorify? Why is it these men that we give the power over us?”