STYLIST Love Bailey has claimed Marilyn Manson held a gun to her head during a photoshoot in 2011.
It comes after a string of allegations made by a number of women against the metal singer, ranging from psychological abuse to domestic violence and rape.
Bailey, who is trans, also claimed Manson told her: "I don't like f*****s".
She reportedly first made the claims in social media posts in 2017, but repeated them in a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday evening.
She said that in 2011, aged 20, she was asked to go to a studio owned by Manson on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles to dress an unnamed actress for a photo shoot.
“I was a young naive stylist, just trying to make a name for myself," she said.
“Here I am in the presence of what I thought were my heroes. You know, Marilyn Manson, I looked up to his music until then.
“I get called in to go into Marilyn’s boudoir.”
She describes going into a room and finding Manson with the actress, but says the actress was “blackout wasted”.
She said she had chosen not to name the actress “out of respect" for her because she was "seeking legal council”.
Bailey continued: “I don’t know if this was from pills. She was not coherent at all.
“She was stumbling over. She hurt her knee on the bedside table, and Marilyn laughed at her, and just let her crawl on the floor.
“And so I ran over to help [her]. And as I’m holding [her] and trying to get my balance with her, Marilyn pulls a gun to my head.
“A big glock, a metal glock. Not a toy gun, this is a real gun.
“And he pulls a glock straight to my foreheard and says, ‘I don’t like f*****s. Muahahaha’. And he laughs in this really dark, aggressive tone.”
She adds: “This wasn’t a joke. Or something to take lightly.”
She went on to say that she hadn’t felt able to speak more about the incident before now “because of the fashion industry, because of these photographers that will blacklist you for mentioning their name”.
Bailey said she had been prompted to post the clip after actress Evan Rachel Wood took to Instagram in the early hours of Monday morning to allege abuse by Manson.
Wood and Manson began dating in 2007 and became engaged in 2010 but separated seven months later.
"The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson," Wood wrote.
"He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years."
Manson and Wood first met when she was 18 and he was 36.
"I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission," she said.
"I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives."
In 2018, Wood also gave evidence to the House Judiciary Subcommittee as part of efforts to get the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights passed in all 50 states.
"My experience with domestic violence was this," she said.
"Toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse which started slow but escalated over time, including threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing, waking up to the man that claimed to love me raping what he believed to be my unconscious body."
Manson later posted a blanket denial of wrongdoing, saying that all his relationships had been consensual.
“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality," he said.
“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.”
Other women to have accused Manson of abuse include photographer Ashley Walters, model Sarah McNeilly, actor Ashley Lindsay Morgan, and artist Gabriella.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).
In the UK, Women’s Aid has a range of support available including Live Chat, open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 12pm to 2pm at weekends at womensaid.org.uk.
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