Who is Phoebe Bridgers? Musician Marilyn Manson, Rape House, Biography, Wiki
Phoebe Bridgers joins the growing list of women making allegations about musician Marilyn Manson, a list that includes accusations of abuse, sexual assault, and coercion.
Phoebe Bridgers Age
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, 26, has been on an upward swing of late.
Phoebe Bridgers Tweet about Marilyn Manson
The “Motion Sickness” singer tweeted on Thursday that she had visited Manson’s home when she was a teenager and was shown a room that he referred to as “the ‘r*pe room.’”
“I thought it was just his horrible frat-boy sense of humor,” Bridgers said of the moment. She went on to claim that his “label knew, management knew and his band knew,” a likely reference to the allegations made against him earlier this week.
Bridgers said she stands with “everyone who came forward” and called Manson’s label, management, and band all “fucking pathetic.”
On Monday, actor Evan Rachel Wood ― Manson’s girlfriend from 2006 to 2010 ― spoke out against Manson on social media. Since then, at least 10 other women have made claims against him.
Wood claims that the 52-year-old shock rocker groomed her when she was a teen and subsequently “horrifically” abused her for several years.
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote in an Instagram post. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives.”
In testimony before Congress in 2018 and to the California state Senate in 2019, Wood spoke openly about her experience with sexual assault and domestic violence, but didn’t mention the name of her abuser. Despite that, rumors swirled that Wood had been talking about Manson.
Another alleged victim, Ashley Walters, claims that she suffered “psychological abuse” and frequently feared for her safety in Manson’s presence; another woman, model Sarah McNeilly, said he “emotionally abused, terrorized and scarred” her.
Manson has vehemently denied the allegations, lambasting them as “horrible distortions of reality” in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” he wrote. “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.”
Bridgers released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, in 2017. The 11-track project arrived on Dead Oceans and has since been met with critical acclaim, priming Bridgers to break through.
Her second album, Punisher, earned the artist her first entry on the Billboard 200 (at No. 43), plus the Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, peaking at Nos. 6 and 2, respectively. Punisher also received rave reviews and helped launch her to the top of Billboard’s Emerging Artist chart for the first time.
More recently, Bridgers received her first set of Grammy nominations. Now, come this weekend, she will make her Saturday Night Live debut as the musical guest.
Ahead of the Dan Levy-hosted episode this Saturday (Feb. 6), here are five things to know about the indie rocker.
She’s Up For Four Grammy Awards
Bridgers scored a nomination in a Big Four category, for best new artist, alongside Noah Cyrus, Ingrid Andress and Doja Cat, and others. As Bridgers told Billboard late last year following the nomination reveal, she’s particularly excited to be in the same class as artists she loves, like Chika and Megan Thee Stallion: “I feel like [Megan] turned positivity into being punk rock, you know?” Additionally, Bridgers is up for best alternative album, and best rock song and best rock performance for her impassioned single “Kyoto.”
She’s a Label Boss
In the fall of last year, Bridgers launched her own label, Saddest Factory, in partnership with Dead Oceans (and with a truly incredible website). Billboard broke the story, in which Bridgers said it was always a dream of hers to have a label “because I’m such a music fan.” Indie-pop musician Claud became the label’s first signee. Bridgers said her only goal for Saddest Factory is to sign artists she likes and listens to for pleasure. “I don’t think I have any ethos other than, ‘Am I jealous?'”
She’s Part of Two Supergroups
Just one year after Bridgers’ debut arrived, she linked up with peers Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker to form the supertrio Boygenius. The act wrote and recorded its self-titled debut EP in just four days in Los Angeles. Boygenius reached No. 3 on the Vinyl Albums chart.
The following year, Bridgers teamed with Conor Oberst, legendary Bright Eyes frontman, for Better Oblivion Community Center. The folksy-rock superduo released its self-titled debut at the top of 2019. The album hit No. 7 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart and No. 2 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.
Bridgers continued collaborating in 2020. She and Maggie Rogers released a benefit single that all started when Bridgers tweeted she would cover Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” if Trump lost the 2020 election. He did, and so did she. The track — which topped the Digital Song Sales chart — was available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp, with proceeds benefiting Fair Fight, a voting-rights organization led by activist and Democratic party politician Stacey Abrams. Bridgers then closed the year by guesting on Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. Their collab, “Lovin’ Me,” hit No. 40 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.
She’s Sort of (Really) Into Wearing a Skeleton Onesie
Since rocking a skeleton onesie in the “Kyoto” music video (which has over 2 million views), Bridgers made it a wardrobe staple throughout the pandemic, sporting it for remote performances from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to The Late Late Show With James Corden. She even has her eye on a leveled up version of said onesie for the upcoming Grammys, telling Billboard late last year she would love to wear a particular 2018 Thom Browne dress with a crystal skeleton embroidered on it. As a backup, she could always settle for her own merch, which includes a pair of skeleton sweats that say her name on the butt.
She’s a Must-Follow On Twitter
Bridgers is a master of the platform. With a username of “Traitor Joe” and over 322,000 followers, Bridgers will often use the tool to have and share a good laugh, retweeting people and articles that poke fun at her. (She recently retweeted a Hard Times article titled, “You’re a Phoebe Bridgers Fan? Name Three Antidepressants You’ve Been Prescribed,” by saying: “shoutout to everyone who hasn’t gotten their meds right raw doggin depression right now”). She’ll just as frequently poke fun at herself, tweeting just last month: “my face is so f–king round.”
Bridgers also uses her platform to speak out on vital topics, such as politics — and supporting abuse survivors. Following allegations against Marilyn Manson, Bridgers recalled her experience at his house when she was a teenager, tweeting on Feb. 4, “He referred to a room in his house as the ‘r*pe room’, I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor. I stopped being a fan. I stand with everyone who came forward.”
She continued, “The label knew, management knew, the band knew. Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f–king pathetic.”