By Jon Wiederhorn

Marilyn Manson’s has fired his longtime bass player Twiggy Ramirez (real name Jeordie White) after he was accused of rape by the frontwoman of another band.

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“I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson,” Manson wrote in a terse message. “He will be replaced for the upcoming tour. I wish him well.”

Early this week, Jack off Jill vocalist Jessicka Addams, who dated Ramirez in the ’90s, accused the bassist of sexual and psychological abuse. In a Facebook post, she detailed numerous abusive incidents that took place, including rape.

Ramirez has not commented on the accusations. Before deciding to fire Ramirez, Manson commented to Pitchfork: “I knew Jessicka and Jeordie had a romantic relationship many years ago and I considered and still consider Jessicka to be a friend. I knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka’s obvious distress.”

In response to Manson’s decision, Addams, wrote, “Thank you. I am truly at a loss for words.”

Ramirez met Manson in the late ’80s and officially joined the band after Gidget Gein was dismissed in December 1993. He toured with the group and co-wrote on Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals and Holy Wood. In 2002, Ramirez left the band and joined A Perfect Circle. He also toured with Nine Inch Nails, but rejoined Marilyn Manson in 2008 when Tim Skold left the band.

Manson is currently seeking a fill-in bassist for the continuation of his Heaven Upside Down tour, which relaunches November 5 at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in Devore, California. The tour was postponed when a stage prop collapsed on Manson in New York on September 30 during “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” breaking bones in his fibula and ankle.


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