A fashion stylist has become the ninth woman to make allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson, claiming that the singer held a gun to her forehead while she was working at a shoot in his home in 2011.
Visual filmmaker Love Bailey had initially made the claims in social media posts in 2017, yet resurfaced the allegations this week as more women came forward.
Bailey, who is trans, posted a video to her Instagram account on Tuesday evening in which she claimed that Manson told her he didn’t ‘like f*****s’ as he held the weapon to her head.
At the time, she was allegedly attempting to help an unnamed Hollywood actress who was blackout in his room.
Bailey is among the eight other women who have now alleged abuse against Manson since actress Evan Rachel Wood, his former fiancé, posted a statement on Instagram on Monday accusing him of ‘horrifically abusing’ her for years.
Manson issued a blanket denial on Monday night, calling the allegations ‘distortions of reality’ and insisting all of his relationships had been consensual.
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Fashion stylist Bailey Love (pictured left) has become the ninth woman to make allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson (pictured right), claiming that the singer held a gun to her forehead while she was working at a photoshoot in his home in 2011
The fashion stylist claimed that when Manson ‘pulls a gun to your head, it’s time to speak up’
On Monday, Bailey had posted a picture of Manson to Instagram in which she called him a ‘vile human’.
‘I’m not a fan of cancel culture but when someone like @marilynmanson pulls a gun to your head, it’s time to speak up,’ Bailey wrote.
‘It’s 2021 and we have to take away the power of these awful people, so they don’t do harm anyone else.’
Bailey followed up on Tuesday evening with a five-minute video in which she spoke at more length of her claims, as she told the Daily Beast that she is getting in touch with the authorities about her story.
She also claimed that she is keeping the name of the actress involved in the incident under wraps as they pursue legal counsel.
‘I feel it’s a pressing matter that I speak directly to the camera and tell my testimony of what has happened the night I met Marilyn Manson,’ Bailey begins, stating that she was a 20-year-old stylist when she was asked to carry out a photoshoot for the actress for LoveCat magazine, now known as Galore.
‘I was asked to follow **** to Manson’s recording studio on Santa Monica Blvd where I was supposed to dress **** for this photo shoot,’ she said, blanking out the name of the actress.
Bailey claims that she remembers three rooms in Manson’s house, including the recording studio that was plastered with posters of scantily clad women.
In the living room, the stylist claims in the video that the floor was covered in drawings that appeared to be grouped together in a corner of the room in an attempt to open ‘some demonic portal’.
‘All these demonic paintings that were out of charcoal and scribbled aggressively,’ she states.
‘They were all kind of scattered, accumulating in the corner of the room, where it looked like he was trying to open a portal, there was this big circle of charcoal.’
In her first post to Instagram on Monday, Bailey said that Manson held a gun to her head
Bailey revealed more about her allegations in a video posted on Tuesday evening
From there, Bailey continued to say that she was beckoned into the bedroom where Manson and the actress had just had sex and she saw a glass cage in the corner of the room with a lock on.
‘I crawled over the sex-stained sheets where **** had just finished up whatever they were doing. I looked over the **** and she was blackout wasted and I don’t know if this was from pills, she was not coherent at all,’ Bailey alleges.
‘She was stumbling over, she hurt her knee on the bedside table and Marilyn laughed at her and let her crawl on the floor.’
Bailey claimed that she went over to help the actress, but it was at this point that Manson pulled out the gun.
‘I went over to **** and as I’m holding **** and trying to get her balance with her, Marilyn pulls a gun to my head,’ she claims.
‘A big Glock, a metal Glock, not a toy gun. He puts it straight to my forehead and says “I don’t like F*****s” as he laughs in this really dark aggressive tone.
‘This was not a joke. This was not humorous behavior. This was not something to take lightly and I remember being stunned in that moment,’ Bailey adds.
At this point in the videos, Bailey becomes emotional as she states that she is finally ‘brave enough to come out about this after all these years because of Evan’s testimony’.
Love Bailey became emotional as she shared her claims about Manson on Instagram
Bailey has claimed she is receiving death threats over her claims about Manson
‘Years I’ve been silenced into not saying anything because of the industry, because of the fashion industry, because of these photographers that will blacklist you for mentioning their name,’ Bailey continues.
‘And for so long I’ve been silent but now I think it’s time. I think it’s time I come clean about my story and my experience.’
In a separate statement to the Daily Beast, Bailey revealed how she questioned ‘am I going to die?’ as Manson pulled the gun.
‘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?’ she said.
‘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.
I was just afraid for my life at that point,’ Bailey added.
‘I didn’t say anything after that because the fashion industry is so small. If you say something, then the photographer will blacklist you and you lose your career.’
Within the video, Bailey also included testimony from two other people, including her assistant at the shoot in Manson’s house.
Her assistant claims to have seen ‘demonic art’ and ‘cocaine bags everywhere’ in the living room and that Manson had said no assistants were allowed.
Another friend claims that Bailey called her straight after the incident and was ‘in shock’ and unable to believe what had happened.
Within the video, Bailey also included testimony from two other people, including her assistant at the shoot in Manson’s house and a friend she called after the alleged incident
Bailey claims she has since been getting death threats since she posted her story on Monday, with fashion photographers threatening her.
‘I thought they were my heroes,’ Bailey said in the video of Manson. ‘I looked up to his music until that instance.
‘I was just doing my job,’ she claims before repeating that she now felt r4eady to come forward because of the other allegations.
CALIFORNIA SENATOR DEMANDED FBI PROBE INTO MARILYN MANSON A WEEK BEFORE THE ACCUSERS WENT PUBLIC
California State Senator Susan Rubio requested an FBI and Justice Department probe into Marilyn Manson more than a week before his accusers went public with their claims.
On January 21, Rubio wrote to the FBI and Attorney General demanding an investigation into Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner. She demanded that investigators contact his accusers to find out more about their claims.
On Monday morning, Evan Rachel Wood and four other women posted statements alleging years of ‘horrific abuse’ by Manson in what appeared to be a coordinated move.
On Monday night, Wood posted a photo of Rubio’s January 21 letter on her Instagram account.
Now, Rubio’s office is refusing to say how they knew about the abuse allegations early.
Neither the FBI nor the Justice Department will confirm if they have opened an investigation.
Rubio’s letter reads: ‘The alleged victims have named Marilyn Manson, also known as Brian Hugh Warner, as the perpetrator.
‘I ask that the U.S. Department of Justice meet with the alleged victims immediately and investigate these accusations,’ Senator Rubio wrote in the letter.
‘As a domestic violence survivor who now advocates for victims in my role of California state legislator, I share a common trauma of emotional, psychological, and physical control at the hands of an abuser.’
Rubio added that she was ‘especially alarmed’ because some of the alleged abuse is said to have taken place in California.
‘I don’t give a f***k about the fashion industry, I don’t give a f**k about styling and upholding these false believes and these false powers,’ she states.
‘I don’t care anymore. I don’t want to work with these people anyway.’
She added that she stood with the other women who have made allegations over the past two days and that she believed they are entitled to ‘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,’ she told the Daily Beast.
‘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?’
After Bailey shared her video, it was reposted by Wood who voiced her support.
On Monday, five women made coordinated statements about how Manson allegedly treated them on Instagram.
They are Westworld actress Wood, 33; an artist known only as Gabriella; photographer Ashley Walters; model Sarah McNeilly; and model Ashley Lindsay Morgan.
They claimed they had been victims of sexual misconduct, manipulation, and physical and emotional abuse at Manson’s hands.
The women’s allegations vary but all say Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, left them with PTSD after forcing them into blood pacts, plying them with drugs, becoming violent with them and gaslighting them.
On Monday night, another three women made allegations on social media that Wood re-posted on her account. They did not go into detail about their relationships with Manson but all three said he was an abuser.
Those women are Scarlett Kapella, Brittany Leigh, and Torii Lynn, with Bailey becoming the ninth woman shortly afterward.
Manson has denied all the claims since they began to resurface on Monday.
He said: ‘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.’
Comments were turned off the post, but it was liked by Manson’s wife, Lindsay Usich. She has not released her own statement.
Rose McGowan, one of his former girlfriends, said in a statement that while he was never abusive to her, she ‘stands with’ the accusers on Monday.
Dita Von Teese – who he was married to – has not commented on the allegations, nor has she ever made any of her own in the past.
Manson, real name Brian Warner, released this statement in the wake of ‘horrific abuse claims’ against him by the five women on Monday. A further four women have now made claims
On Monday night, Scarlette Kapella (pictured left) and Torii Lynn (pictured right) both said they too had been victims of abuse by Manson after the first five women came forward
Manson has since been dropped by his record label, Loma Vista Records, talent agency CAA and he has been edited out of American Gods and Creepshow, two shows he was taking part in.
There are now also questions around how the allegations came to the surface.
California State Senator Susan Rubio wrote to the FBI and the Justice Department demanding an investigation into Manson on January 21 – a week before the claims became public.
No investigation has been launched and Manson has never been arrested for any of the women’s allegations.
Manson is now married to artist Lindsay Usich, picturerd together above. They got married in lockdown in February 2020
Among the most extreme and specific of the allegations were those from a woman named only as Gabriella who posted her story to social media.
The artist claims she dated Marilyn Manson for six months between 2015 and 2016 says he drove her to attempt suicide after tying her up, depriving her of sleep and plying her with drugs during their relationship which began when she was 22 and he was 46.
Gabriella posted her allegations on Instagram at around the same time as Wood on Monday. She shared photographs of herself with Manson and texts she says he sent her to add validity to her story.
She says they met in October 2015 at a show. They dated for six months, she said, during which time she alleges he tied her up, force fed her drugs, deprived her of sleep and claimed he was a member of the MS-13 gang.
She claims that on Christmas Day 2015, he canceled plans with her last minute and that it left her so devastated she tried to kill herself.
‘I met Brian Warner, known as Marilyn Manson, backstage in October 2015. I was 22 and he was 46. The first thing that he ever said to me was that he was “going to bite me”.
‘We talked while the opening band played and after the show, he invited me on his tour bus.
‘He immediately love bombed me – telling me tat he felt like he’d known me for years and I felt similarly. He offered me cocaine. He told me to take off all my clothes and take a shower in front of him.
‘He asked for my number as I was getting ready to leave and invited me to his show the following evening,’ she said in a statement.
She posted photos of the pair together which showed her before and after she claims he told her to dye her hair from pink to platinum, and of the texts she says he sent her including one where he told her loved her.
One disturbing allegation is that Manson deprived her of sleep. Other women have also accused him of playing loud music to stop them from sleeping while they were dating.
‘One instance after I agreed to get matching tattoos. He was forcing drugs in my mouth while I was laying down in his home getting tattooed. Afterwards, I was exhausted and went upstairs to bed.
‘He turned the lights on, started throwing things and yelling at me. He was irate that I had fallen asleep and not watched him get tattooed.
‘It was easier to be controlled if I was sedated and tired,’ Gabriella wrote.
The artist, Gabriella, posted a lengthy statement on Instagram on Monday night along with photos of her and Manson from when she says they dated in 2015-2016
Gabriella also shared screenshots of texts she says Manson sent her within a week of their first meeting in California in October 2015, as pictured on her social media account above
Christmas Day 2015 was when she claims he canceled their plans last minute.
‘On Christmas Day, he canceled plans with me, and I was devastated. I felt betrayed and humiliated because I had sacrificed so many parts of myself to please him.
‘The jarring reality had finally consumed me, and I tried to kill myself. I was 5150’d and spent Christmas in the hospital.
‘He would threaten me by saying that I should be scared of him. He would often brag about being affiliated with the MS13 gang,’ she said.
Eventually, she said she ended the relationship but that she was in a state of ‘shock’.
‘This relationship left me disoriented and shattered. I couldn’t put into words for the longest time exactly what happened to me. He gaslit me so much I began to gaslight myself,’ she said.
The other women who have accused Manson of abuse also posted on Instagram. They made less detailed and specific references to sexual, mental, and physical abuse.
Wood reposted most of the women’s allegations on her own social media accounts and she shared a letter from California State Senator Susan Rubio to the California AG which demands a police investigation into the claims.
Marilyn Manson’s alleged victims
Evan Rachel Wood
Westworld star Wood, now 33, was engaged to Manson for eight months in 2010.
The pair went public with their relationship in 2007. She was 20 at the time.
She has in the past spoken about being abused, and testified before Congress in 2018 about being raped as part of a campaign to change domestic violence laws. She did not name her abuser at the time.
In her statement on Monday, she wrote: ‘The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years.
‘I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives.
‘I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.’
The photographer from Los Angeles said Manson contacted her on social media asking to collaborate and the pair then met up.
She started working as a personal assistant to the rocker and the pair become close, but then he started becoming violent, she says.
Walters claims he would throw plates at her and even offered her up for sexual relationships with collaborators.
In her statement on Monday, she said: ‘I continue to suffer from PTSD, and struggle with depression. I stayed in touch with quite a few people who went through their own traumas, under his control.
‘As we all struggled, as survivors do, to get on with our lives, I’d keep hearing stories disturbingly similar to our own experiences. It became clear the abuse he’s caused; he continues to inflict on so many and I cannot stand by and let this happen to others. Brian Warner needs to be held accountable.’
Los Angeles-based model Sarah McNeilly said Manson ‘lured’ her in by acting loving but then turned violent.
She claims he threw her against a wall, threatened to bash her face in with a baseball bat, locked her in a room when she was ‘bad’ and verbally berated her for ‘hours’.
She said in her statement: ‘I have been afraid to bring any spotlight upon myself as to avoid winding up in his crosshairs again.
‘As a result of the way he treated me, I suffer from mental health issues and PTSD that have affected my personal and professional relationships, self-worth and personal goals.
‘I believe he gets off on ruining people’’s lives. I stand in support of all that have and all will come forward. I want to see Brian held accountable for his evil.’
Ashley Lindsay Morgan
The model was working in Thailand in 2009 when she met Manson through a mutual friend.
They started talking and texting for months and he flew her to Los Angeles.
She did not detail how long they spent together but alleged abuse and said he also asked her to bring him Nazi memorabilia from Asia, even though she is Jewish.
She says she also ‘wasn’t allowed to eat or sleep or leave’ his home.
Morgan said: ‘I have night terrors, PTSD, anxiety, and mostly crippling OCD.
‘I try to wash constantly to get him out or off of me. … I am coming forward so he will finally stop.’
Gabriella, an artist, said she met Manson in 2015 when she was 22 and he was 46 backstage at one of his shows.
Like the other alleged victims, she said the rocker was loving at first before turning violent.
Among her claims is that he forced her to take drugs with him and that they made a blood pact.
She said: ‘It has taken me five years to speak out and say that I was in an abusive relationship. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and still suffer from nightmares.
‘I blocked out a lot of the memories, but the feelings remain and manifest in various ways. The reason I’m finally sharing this traumatic experience is for my healing and because I’m done being silent.
‘I don’t believe it’s fair for someone to not be held accountable for their horrific actions. I’m not a victim. I’m a survivor.’