Marilyn Manson has been accused of abusing women and even of pedophile behavior with teen girls. Manson has denied all allegations.
Alice Cooper told NME about the accusations, “It’s funny about Marilyn in that I know Marilyn — when we toured together, we got along very well. I never noticed that streak in him, if it’s there. I always believe in the word — still allegations are still allegations.
“First of all, here’s a prime example: Johnny Depp,” Cooper continued, discussing the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor whose ex-wife Amber Heard wrote an article in the Washington Post which suggested he was violent towards her.
“Johnny Depp and I are best friends. I’ve never seen him lift a finger against anybody. He’s one of the most gentle people. And all of his former girlfriends and wives say the same thing. So it’s really hard to believe that all of a sudden he’s gonna turn into this monster. And I know the guy — I’m with the guy on tour all the time.
He’s one of the most gentle, harmless people I’ve ever met. Now I don’t know Marilyn, though, as well as I know Johnny. So what happens in the bedroom is entirely a mystery to me for what’s going on with Marilyn. [Laughs]”