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Model Ashley Morgan Smithline has delved into the harrowing nature of the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of Marilyn Manson during their two-year relationship between 2010-2012.
Ashley Smithline was one of the first women to accuse Manson of sexual abuse when allegations levied against him first publicly surface on February 1st.
The Manson revelation was sparked by actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood, who penned a lengthy statement alleging that for years Manson groomed and “horrifically abused” her. Wood’s statement prompted several other woman to come forward and detail their experience with the disgraced shock rocker.
In a new interview with People, Smithline has detailed the shocking nature of her relationship with Manson, calling the artist the “most terrifying monster in the world.”
During the interview, Smithline alleged that over the course of their relationship, Manson allegedly “bit her, whipped her, cut her with a swastika-emblazoned knife and shoved his fist in her mouth during sex.”
Smithline, who is of Jewish descent, detailed that when she would travel, Manson requested her to look for Nazi memorabilia to bring back to him.
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“He kind of made it like this is just like a joke between us,” she said. “I think at that point, I was already coerced enough that I felt he would not like me if I didn’t bring those things. If I’d known the weapons would be used on me, I think it would have felt a lot stranger.”
Elsewhere, Smithline alleged that Manson “forced her to do a blood pact” and would send her into a soundproofed “bad girl’s room,” whenever she “pissed him off.”
“At one point I asked him, ‘Do you want me to kill myself? Do you want me to just f—ing kill myself?’” she said.
The model said that in September last year, she met with a number of other of Manson’s alleged victims including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esme Blanco, “Being with the other girls, these feelings of guilt and shame have lessened,” she said.