Another woman has come forward with allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson.
Ashley Morgan Smithline, a model, tells People that the rocker, born Brian Warner, physically and sexually assaulted her numerous times over the course of two years.
“I survived a monster,” Smithline says.
Smithline says she first met Warner in 2010 and was invited to stay at his Los Angeles apartment under the pretense of filming a part for a movie. She alleges that Warner whipped her while she laid naked on his bed, and would black out the windows to prevent her from telling the time of day.
Warner then began sexually abusing her, Smithline says — she recalls waking up to find her hands tied as Manson was having sex with her.
“He kept telling me, ‘You can’t rape someone that you’re in love with,'” Smithline says. She adds that Warner’s abuse also included carving his initials into her thigh, and engaging in a “blood pact,” during which he cut her stomach and drank her blood, and then forced her to drink his.
Smithline also details a “bad girls’ room,” a glass box Warned forced her into when she “pissed him off.”
“I want people to know who he is, and it’s worth it if not one more woman gets hurt again,” Smithline says.
In a statement to People, a spokesperson for Warner “strongly [denies]” Smithline’s allegations, as well as her assertion that the two were in a two-year relationship.
“There are so many falsehoods within her claims that we wouldn’t know where to begin to answer them,” reads the statement. “This relationship, to the limited extent it was a relationship, didn’t last one week.”
Smithline’s allegations come after women, including Warner’s exes Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco, also accused him of physical, psychological and sexual abuse.
Wood posted in February that Warner had “horrifically abused [her] for years,” which led to several other women coming forward with similar accusations. Following Wood’s post, Warner denied the allegations as “horrible distortions of reality.”
Bianco sued Warner last week, alleging sexual assault and sexual battery. Warner’s lawyer denied the claims as “provably false.”
In February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department opened a domestic violence investigation into the allegations against Warner.
For anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474.
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