Marilyn Manson bass player on rape allegations: “I do not condone non-consensual sex of any kind”

Renard Garr/Getty ImagesMarilyn Manson bass player Twiggy Ramirez, born Jeordie White, has issued a statement on rape allegations leveled at him by former girlfriend Jessicka Addams of the band Jack Off Jill.

In a statement to Pitchfork, the bass player says: “I have only recently been made aware of these allegations from over 20 years ago. I do not condone non-consensual sex of any kind. I will be taking some time to spend with my family and focus on maintaining my several years of sobriety. If i have caused anyone pain i apologize and truly regret it.”

In an emotional Facebook post on Friday, Addams claimed White was physically and emotionally abusive to her during their relationship, adopted her signature look of thrift store dresses and makeup, and ultimately raped her.

On Tuesday, Marilyn Manson fired the bass player. “I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson. He will be replaced for the upcoming tour. I wish him well,” Manson tweeted Tuesday evening.

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