Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has weighed in on the Marilyn Manson abuse allegations that have unravelled over the past week.

On February 2nd, Thirteen actress Evan Rachel Wood took to Instagram to pen a statement alleging that for years, Marilyn Manson groomed and “horrifically abused” her.

“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. 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. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

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Wood’s statement prompted four other women to come forward, detailing their own alleged abuse experienced at the hands of Manson. Incidents that spanned from rape, sexual assault and psychological abuse.

Wes Borland, who briefly played guitar for Marilyn Manson in 2008 on his The Color of Violence record, appeared on a Twitch stream with Space Zebra to discuss the allegations.

“Marilyn Manson. I was in the band for nine months. He’s not a great guy,” Borland revealed. “Every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true.”

He continued, “So relax about the allegations towards the women. When people say 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.”

Borland went on to detail that he witnessed Manson’s relationship with Evan Rachel Wood first hand.

“I was there when he was with Evan Rachel Wood, I was at his house, it’s not fucking cool,” Borland continued. “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 canceled, goodbye, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

Following the abuse allegations coming to light, Manson released a brief statement, essentially denying all claims made against him. Whilst Manson’s label, Lomo Vista, announced that they would cease working with the artist.

“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 in an Instagram post. “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.”

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