Wes Borland Speaks Out in Support of Marilyn Manson Abuse Victims
"Every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true.... That guy is cancelled, goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the way out"
Published Feb 03, 2021Following abuse accusations by multiple women — including actress Evan Rachel Wood — against Marilyn Manson, his former guitarist, Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland, has spoke out in support of the alleged victims.
Borland was interviewed by Twitch channel Space Zebra this week, where he made his opinions about Manson very clear, MetalSucks points out.
During one part of the interview, Borland said the following:
Marilyn Manson… I was in the band for nine months. He's not a great guy. Every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true. So relax about the allegations towards the women… like when people say [bad things about] these women that are coming after him right now… fuck off, they are speaking the truth.
I'm sorry to everyone on this podcast right now who doesn't like this. But that guy, he's amazingly talented, but he's fucked up and he needs to be put in check and he needs to get sober and he needs to come to terms with his demons. He is a bad fucking guy.
I was there when he was with Evan Rachel Wood, I was at his house, it's not fucking cool. That's all I'm gonna say about it.
If anyone is coming after these girls and going like, "You blah blah blah, this and that," fuck you, that's all I'm gonna say.
Sorry to take this to a dark place, but that guy is cancelled, goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Following that, Borland also spoke about a time Manson assaulted him, recalling: "He tried to choke me out on stage and I flipped him over and knocked the breath out of him. He's not a great guy. Goodbye. My apologies. I was the biggest fan and [now] I am not."
You can watch the full interview here.
As previously reported, Manson's ex-fiancée Rose McGowan had also issued a statement in support of Wood and the four other women accusing the singer of abuse.
Meanwhile, Mason has been dropped by his record label, as well as cut from various TV projects.
In the wake of the allegations, Manson issued a statement on his Instagram. It read as follows:
Obviously, my art and my life 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.