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Marilyn Manson parts ways with Twiggy Ramirez following rape allegations

Manson's long bassist and writing partner has been fired from the band and will not participate in their upcoming tour

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    Twiggy Ramirez, the longtime bassist and writing partner of Marilyn Manson, has been accused of rape by his former girlfriend, Jessicka Addams, of the riot grrrl band Jack Off Jill. In light of the allegations, Ramirez has been fired as a member of Marilyn Manson and will not participate in the band’s upcoming tour.

    In a lengthy letter posted to Facebook last Friday, Addams documented several acts of physical abuse and mental harassment she experienced while in a relationship with Ramirez (né Jerodie White) in the early 1990s.

    For his part, Manson said he “knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka’s obvious distress.”

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    White initially joined Marilyn Manson in 1993 and was responsible for most of the songwriting on the band’s earliest and most successful albums, including Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, and Holy Wood. In 2002, he amicably left the band due to creative differences and spent the subsequent five years playing alongside the likes of A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, and Mondo Generator. He rejoined Marilyn Manson in 2007 and remained an active member until today.

    In addition to the departure of White, Manson is coping with the loss of founding member Daisy Berkowitz, who passed away over the weekend following a lengthy battle with cancer.

    The tour, which was postponed after a stage prop accident in New York left Manson with a painful leg injury, resumes next month in Europe. It comes in support of Manson’s latest album, Heaven Upside Down.

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    Marilyn Manson 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
    11/14 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
    11/15 – Elsingnore, DK @ Hal 14
    11/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
    11/18 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
    11/19 – Prague, CZ @ Tip Sport Arena
    11/20 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
    11/22 – Turin, IT @ Pala Alpitour
    11/23 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
    11/25 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrom
    11/27 – Paris, FR @ Accor Hotels Arena
    11/28 – Eindhoven, NL @ Klokgebouq
    11/29 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
    12/01 – Nancy, FR @ Zenith
    12/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
    12/04 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    12/05 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
    12/06 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
    12/08 – Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
    12/09 – London, UK @ SSE Wembley Arena
    01/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
    01/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
    01/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
    01/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
    01/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    01/20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
    01/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
    01/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    01/26 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
    01/27 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
    01/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
    01/30 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
    01/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Myth
    02/02 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum
    02/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
    02/06 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
    02/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe
    02/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
    02/11 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
    02/12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
    02/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
    02/15 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre
    02/16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

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