In a recent interview with The View, the model went into detail about the abuse allegations and responded to claims from Manson’s team that her lawsuit featured “so many falsehoods.”
Smithline appeared on The View yesterday morning, June 30, along with her lawyer Jay Ellwanger to discuss her new lawsuit against Manson. Within the lawsuit, several allegations are made against the singer, including sexual assault, sexual battery, human trafficking, and unlawful imprisonment.
Ashley confessed that “Very early on, he made it clear that my life was definitely in danger and that he could kill me at any time, I was afraid all the time that he would end my life.”
The model shared that she “was extremely manipulated” and “coerced into being with him in the first place”, which made her feel like she “couldn’t escape it.”, looking visibly distressed she also shared the details of one of her first abusive experiences with the singer, in which she woke up “bound” as he penetrated her unconscious body.
Ashley said that the relationship was consensual at first but quickly became abusive sexually. She alleges that he burned, chocked and bit her, used a knife to cut her several times, and even branded her. The model is also Jewish and claimed that Manson asked her to bring him Nazi paraphernalia as a means of emotionally abusing her.
“I would say that it’s further proof that he’s denying any accountability at all” she proclaimed after lawyer and The View co-host Sunny Hostin read the statement provided by Manson’s spokesperson, and continued to say that “he completely takes no responsibility for anything he’s done.”
In addition to this Marilyn’s representative “strongly” denied Smithline’s claims announcing that “There are so many falsehoods within her claims that we wouldn’t know where to begin to answer them. This relationship, to the limited extent it was a relationship, lasted less than a week in 2010. Manson hasn’t seen Ms Smithline since then.”
Ashley’s lawyer Ellwanger also responded to the statement, telling The View hosts, “it’s one thing to issue a statement to the media and it’s another thing to respond to a lawsuit. And we’ll look forward to seeing what the evidence shows in this case, and the evidence will back up the claims made in the complaint.”
Whilst on the show she was asked why she waited to come forward, Smithline replied with “Are we blaming women for wearing short skirts and having a drink at a party?”, “I think that that’s the problem, That we’re focusing on like,’They should have known better’”
Ashley Morgan Smithline is the fourth woman to sue Manson after Game Of Thrones star Esme Bianco, Manson’s former personal assistant Ashley Walters, and another anonymous woman.
Smithline revealed that the first two women got in contact with her over Skype, and was then bombarded with messages across social media from the singer.
Furthermore, the interview ended with the model explaining what she wishes to come from the lawsuit: “I want him to be held accountable. I want him to take responsibility for his actions. At this point, we’ve done everything that we can do. I am not a judge. I’m not a jury. But I really hope that he is held accountable for his actions.”
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