Dita Von Teese has just released a statement regarding the abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson and her own experiences with him. Von Teese was with Manson for 7 years, getting married in 2005 until their divorce in 2006.
Von Teese said:
“I have been processing the news that broke Monday regarding Marilyn Manson. To those who have expressed your concerns of my well-being, I appreciate your kindness.
“Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during
our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would not have married him in December.
I left 12 months later due to infidelity and drug abuse.
“Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.
“I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself.
“This is my sole statement on this matter. Thank you for respecting this request.”