AceShowbiz - Jeordie White, who is also known as Twiggy Ramirez, has finally spoken up about the rape allegations against him. White issued a statement on Wednesday, October 25, after parting ways with Marilyn Manson on the previous day.
In his statement, he denied the allegations by saying that he didn't condone non-consensual sex. "I have only recently been made aware of these allegations from over twenty years ago," he wrote. "I do not condone non-consensual sex of any kind."
White added that he would like to spend his time with his family and focus on his sobriety. "I will be taking some time to spend with my family and focus on maintaining my several years of sobriety," he continued. "If I have caused anyone pain, I apologize and truly regret it."
The former bassist for Marilyn Manson's band was accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend Jessicka Addams, who is a singer of band Jack Off Jill. Addams stated on Facebook that White's jealousy towards her male friends was the cause of his violent acts, which got worse over time. The singer then shared details about the rape. She claimed that it happened during Marilyn Manson's tour break.
"He forced me on to the floor with his hand around my neck. I said NO. I said NO. I said it so loud enough, that Pete [Addams' roommate] came rushing in from the other room to get him off of me," she wrote. "But I had been raped. I had been raped by somebody I thought I loved."
On October 24, Manson announced that he had parted ways with White. He wrote on his Twitter account, "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." He also shared the news on Instagram, adding a caption, "This is a sad day."