Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell accuses Marilyn Manson of upskirt filming

She expressed solidarity with those who came forward with their stories about Manson.

Ellie Rowsell, the lead singer and guitarist for rock band Wolf Alice, has accused Marilyn Manson of filming up her skirt at a festival.

She is the latest of several people to make claims regarding Manson’s abusive behaviour. Actress Evan Rachel Wood and several other women came forward with allegations against Manson on 1 February. Wood wrote that Manson had “horrifically abused” her for years. The two were once a couple, and became engaged in January 2010, before splitting up several months later.

Ellie Rowsell tweeted: “Solidarity to Evan Rachel Wood and those calling out Marilyn Manson. It’s sad to see people defending him, just because he put his depravity in plain sight doesn’t give him a free pass to abuse women?!”

She then shared her personal encounter with Manson, writing that: “I met Marilyn backstage at a festival a few years ago. After his compliments towards my band became more and more hyperbolic I became suspicious of his behaviour. I was shocked to look down and see he was filming up my skirt with a GoPro.”

She added that there “were no repercussions for his behaviour, his tour manager simply said ‘he does this kind of thing all the time,’” and asked if this was the case “why on earth has he been headlining festivals for so many years?”

Manson had previously responded to Wood’s claims saying that his “intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners.”

Rowsell closed her thread of tweets by saying: “I don’t think he knows the meaning of consent if he goes around up-skirting young women at festivals. Thank you for your courage Evan.”

Since Wood’s statements on 1 February, several others have come forward with their own stories of Manson’s behaviour, including Corey Feldman, Phoebe Bridgers, Trent Reznor, Wes Borland and more.

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