Dear Marilyn Manson:

Yesterday I watched Evan Rachel Wood’s documentary, Phoenix Rising, on HBOmax. As a longtime fan of yours, I did not want to believe her. I truly did not. Unfortunately, I very much did.

Normally, I’m inclined to always believe women when they speak out against their abusers. However, I know we don’t live in a perfect world and sometimes people lie. And I really wanted to believe that Evan Rachel Wood was one such liar. I’d always thought she’d seemed a little strange, which is why I’d thought that you’d made such a great couple. I wanted to believe that she was a vindictive liar with ulterior motives. But I was clearly wrong. Perhaps her and her friend really did impersonate FBI agents or whatever you’ve alleged when they approached some of your other victims but even if that is true that does not mean that she isn’t telling the truth about you and what you did to her. Again, I found her accusations about you compelling and I suppose they were very much in line with other unsavory things that we’d already known about you. For example, I seem to remember you bragging about several shocking and disgusting things you did to people in your memoir. I could be mistaken but I believe there is a story about you lighting a woman’s pubic hair on fire. I remember being horrified by some of the things that I read in your book but I thought you were just telling an odd story or two for shock value since shocking people was always one of your greatest skills. Unfortunately, I now have to believe that every awful thing you bragged about in that book was true.

Watching Phoenix Rising was completely devastating for me. Partially because I felt so bad for Evan Rachel Wood and your other victims and partially because I had always admired you and had put you high up on a pedestal in my mind. I really cannot stress enough how much I did not want to believe her. Now I don’t think I could ever listen to one of your records ever again. In fact, I think I might even have to burn them.

I think the thing that upset me most about Phoenix Rising was the story Evan told about when we she went back to you and you made her kneel on a kneeler while you whipped her with a Nazi whip and how you did so in part because she is Jewish. How you whipped her so hard and so many times that she disassociated before her body jerked so hard that she broke your damn kneeler in two. While the majority of the things you did to her are truly unforgivable, that was the one that will haunt me the most. I can’t think of a more revolting hate crime.

I don’t mind telling you that I suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Because of this, I recognized all the signs and symptoms in Evan and have no doubt that you have traumatized her for life, although it’s my hope that you will face some sort of criminal prosecution for your misdeeds and that you will ultimately end up behind bars where you belong and then she’ll finally be able to obtain some peace in this world again and can truly begin to heal and move forward.

It’s tempting to sit here and write out a list of the worst things that you did to Evan in order to make as many people as possible aware of what a monster you are but those are her stories to tell. Instead, I will simply encourage everyone reading this to watch Phoenix Rising.

I understand that the FBI is currently investigating you. I can only hope that the stature of limitations hasn’t expired in some of your victim’s cases because you no longer deserve your freedom. The things you did to Evan alone should send you to prison for the rest of your life. You are sick and, dare I say, every bit as evil as you ever claimed to be and I do not believe there can be any redemption for you. I would advise you to get sober and seek out proper psychiatric medication and therapy but I don’t think it’s possible for someone who’s crossed so many of the disturbing lines you’ve crossed to ever redeem themselves. If you have any remorse at all, you would stop lying about things and write your victims a public apology.

I am not a fan of what ring-wing idiots like to call cancel culture because what most call cancel culture I just call natural consequences. When creeps like you and Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein are revealed as the truly evil people you are it’s only natural that people will renounce you and your art. To that end, I would like to see you lose everything. You do not deserve another record deal. Promoters should refuse to book your concerts. Spotify and other platforms should deplatform you. You lost your right to have your art appreciated when you started abusing people. Which I suppose is to say that you never should have had a record deal to begin with because it seems you always treated those around you like disposable garbage, such as the many roadies who frequently had to clean up your many messes.

Words really can’t say how much you’ve disappointed me. And I was a very loyal fan of yours from the beginning who always defended you even when you did some truly despicable things that I personally found disgusting. I told people that you were holding up a mirror to society and revealing it to itself and that you were a misunderstood genius. Honestly, I thought you were fucking brilliant. I was wrong. You were a demented monster and you were simply showing us that all along.

Fuck you,

Michael McCarthy
editor and publisher, Love is Pop
former contributing editor to LiveWire and Lollipop Magazines






  1. Becca Avatar

    Brilliant letter. I agree with everything you said.

  2. Scott K Avatar
    Scott K

    Fuck Marilyn Manson. That sadistic bastard needs to be locked up like you said. I used to love him but I hate him for ever having made me do so now..

  3. Deb78 Avatar

    I agree – fuck Marilyn Manson. Abusive dickhead.

  4. Anastasiia Aspid Avatar
    Anastasiia Aspid

    I send love to Marilyn Manson.

    Stop cancel culture. Cancel culture is bullying. Bullying is murder.

    It is one people now who is psychological abuser, and it is you. Stop hurting Marilyn Manson.

    And ❗IF YOU REALLY WANT TRUTH❗, you will watch videos of a great investigator colonelkurtz99 (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). She has an EVIDENCE and PROOFS that Marilyn Manson is innocent.

  5. Kat Avatar

    Beleive me, I am not a fan of Marilyn Manson.. Or even Johnny Depp so much. But I am a fan of the truth. That stupid documentary shows NO EVIDENCE.
    Her and Ilma Gores’ fake FBI letter, that she even submitted in family court for evidence she needed to leave the state. They called in a fake wellness check and called the Paps. Just do some research. Unfortunately, not many peoiple will. They will just call supporters of truth, crazy fans.

  6. Zena Pearce Avatar
    Zena Pearce

    I believe Manson is innocent. I could link so much more,
    The media is very biased most people only see one side of the story and some only see what they want to. At first I didn’t know what to think, but it didn’t take long before I came to my opinion. All you have to do is look. Watch these three and see what you think. And ask yourself, what if it was my son, cancelled overnight, without proof and without a trial. It’s like a witch hunt.

  7. Cara Avatar

    I met Marilyn Manson twice. I was probally 24? Blonde hair and skinny. He had someone film each one of us. To ask why we deserved to be backstage with him. The whores started getting naked right away. Agreeing to dance in mini pools and get degraded. But me dressed like Alice in wonderland told the camera some personal things and I didn’t have to be a whore. As a matter of fact while everyone around was watching twiggy pour milk on some whores ass in some pool. Manson had little to no interest and I told him he was my hero shook his hand. And I’ll be damned if he didnt treat me with respect by not saying a single curse word in front of me while I disrespected him by cursing like a sailor and grab assing him. After a good while of me feeling on his arms ass and just being a pig…he actually said to me very nicely like look” I’m not a piece of meat. ” I told him I was so sorry and I couldn’t control myself. I said all I wanted was a picture. He said sure after I finish my drink. So I waited and didn’t touch him anymore and we hung out for four hours. Four hours and he hasn’t said anything disrespectful. He complimented me and tried to be nice. I was so surprised that he was giving every fan that wanted to be there his time and this idiot came and said goodbye. Shit was ending and I reminded him about the picture. He looked like he didn’t feel like it. Like uh…it had been a long night and I just looked at him and said but you promised !

    And I’ll be damned if that picture isn’t the best damn picture and greatest feelings of my life. I’m telling you that bitch evan rachel wood is just like the others. They get famous after or during dating HIM! I was so obsessed and jealous of that bitch and gladly would bend over and get spanked by him. But he didnt treat me like that AT all !! He was literally not into what twiggy was doing. Or the whore in the kiddie pool.
    Like the only other man who’s ever treated me with respect and didn’t try to fuck me at all. He didn’t try to fuck anyone. He is and wasn’t the guy I had imagined. He was better. I’ve been human sex trafficked and I was in prison for 6 years. That man doesn’t deserve prison! The little whore evan was obviously previously throwed off in the head from her awful movie “13.”
    My life at 13 and how I was passed around by a gang and got herpes at that age pisses me off that she would cry wolf. Especially on someone who keeps his promises…respects women and there are girls just like her standing in line..but shes blessed he choose her. Lucky bitch! And did you hear Johnny depps trial? He is such a nice cool dude “johnny depp” that he allowed amber heards friends to live for free in his penthouse. For a really long time. I’ve had money and I know how it feels to be used for it. You give the ungrateful whores what they want and they either made all of this shit up for publicity and their trials are genius and their all partying together. Or the whole thing is a lot of lying whistle blowing bitches who are NOT telling the truth. I lost all my money when I went to prison and when I got out 6 years later I was basically forced almost into prostitution. I had no water for months and no one would hire me as a felon. Pimps came to my house human sex drug traffickers and tried pimping me out or convincing me to just sell my ass. They said they’d kill me…put a pipe in my throat they came and shot guns in my yard. They sent women in to befriend me and they would take pictures of me and post them to guys on internet for sex. So I don’t wanna hear a boo hoo story with these two gold diggers! Neither one of them will ever know what it’s really like to be abused. I just told parts of my story. Thank God I’m alive today like seriously I was almost kidnapped and people asked my family for 5 grand on internet for my ransom. Marilyn Manson is still my hero and he’s not a bad guy. He’s a gentlemen…he fired twiggy over that perverted shit he was accused of. Marilyn mansons all “show business.”

    1. Paris365 Avatar

      Thank you for your comment. I don’t know what to think about Marilyn Manson and the Evan Rachel Wood thing anymore. Anyway, thank you for sharing all of this and it was very interesting to read about when you met him and your perspective. Also, I just want to say that I’m sorry that these awful things happen to you. That really sucks and I’m glad you’re alive to share your story. You must be an incredibly strong person.

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