Last month, a clip identified as an abandoned Marilyn Manson video surfaced online before being quickly removed. It featured a staged rape scene featuring Lana Del Rey being assaulted by director Eli Roth. Manson has now broken his silence about the clip.
“The editor of the company that put it out was somebody who’s edited my videos, that video was something that was done with a camera that Eli [Roth], who’s my friend, and I both wanted to test out, so I let him test it out […] what they filmed was put in context seemingly as if it were a Marilyn Manson video, and that was in no way the intention,” he tells NME.
Manson also mentions “Eli and I wanted to do a music video with [Del Rey], but she was being such a problem…” and “I would not make a video of that nature, nor would Eli. I don’t think either of us were ever intending for that to be seen, it was more of a camera test. I’m a person that would beat somebody’s ass if they raped somebody that I know.”