Smashing Pumpkins’ D’arcy Opens Up About Being Assaulted By Man


A couple of weeks ago, Chicago radio DJ Mancow posted a photo of original Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky where she looked like she had just suffered an injury, with the tasteless caption: “Can you guess who this battered former rockstar is?”

This led to a lot of speculation regarding the story behind the photo (which we will not be publishing), but D’arcy has contacted Alternative Nation to reveal what really happened. She referred to Mancow as ‘Manpig,’ but then took it back because ‘that’s not nice to pigs’ and ‘pigs are really smart.’

She added that the photo was taken after she was assaulted by a former assistant last year.

“The guy worked for me for a few months last year, and he attacked me, he pushed me down. I guess he was proud of himself? So he’s been posting that all over social media. I’ve never seen it online, but I sent him that photo because I took it for the police.”

She added that she knew he was spreading lies about her and the photo. She also shared a beautiful brand new photo of herself makeup free taken within the last week that you can view below.

“It is fuzzy because I didn’t realize the live thing was on – though I really like the slight visual motion. ZERO MAKEUP.”

  • Fuzzmosis

    D’arcy still looks beautiful . You’ve gotta appreciate a woman who’s fine with rocking no makeup. D’arcy not being involved really killed a majority of the excitement of the “reunion” for me. If she was there the excitement would’ve been through the roof… Shame on Corgan for caring more about retaining some lost revenue than to do what’s right for the band and its legacy.

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    • Charlie

      Really? Not in that photo.

  • DanSwon

    “She referred to Mancow as ‘Manpig,’ but then took it back because ‘that’s not nice to pigs’” – lol, true. It was disgusting what he did.

  • Johnny Vile

    I used to have the biggest crush on this lady back in the day, and still do! Hope everything is ok D’arcy and hopefully her and knucklehead Billy (or is it William now) somehow make up and be friends again, maybe even joining the tour to make it a true reunion.

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  • Todd Halliwell

    She Looks like a totally different person. Wow… I got my tickets and cant wait to see them in concert..

  • KREePyKiDD

    No D’arcy, no reunion… it’s as simple as that! This is why the tickets aren’t selling as well as they had hoped.

    Bring back D’arcy or just call off the whole thing, Billy.

    I am as sentimental about the nostalgia that surrounds a band I grew up with and 1979 will always be the one song that is my time machine back to the 90’s but if this reunion doesn’t involve D’arcy, James, Jimmy and Billy then just give it up.

    I am as open minded as the next person, I can accept change and the unknown does not scare me. Billy, please do me and the rest of us a huge favor and post the definition of the word: “Reunion” for us so we all know that you know what it means.

    I really want to see The Smashing Pumpkins live again but this whole publicity stunt just seems like one big Cash Grab at this point.

    • Haggard

      It’d be a reunion, by definition, if Billy and Jimmy were the only ones performing. He knows that.

      • Mike

        We already had the Billy and Jimmy show and it wasn’t that great.

  • Evan Jones II

    Sorry the brute did a billy, I mean a bully on you, D’Arcy.
    Hoped you would be on tour this time around, and not interested in going to a show without seeing you preforming on stage.
    You’ve been through a lot and are strong, smart, beautiful
    I agree, dogs, cats, pigs ect are better to be around than some people. Guys, are you listening?
    P.S. on Fleabag Aussie stamps with you featured guitar in hand!
    Really! Not fake news

  • IrregularJohn

    “a beautiful brand new photo of herself makeup free” – No comment.

    • Tilman Müller

      “Irregular” John? No comment.

  • Mike

    If it ain’t the four of them together then I don’t give a crap about this tour. Tickets were way overpriced anyway. Billy and Jimmy couldn’t even sell out mid-size venues with their co-tour with Marilyn Manson so I don’t know what the hell he is thinking with massive arenas. This is gonna fail.

  • Frank Rike

    Why do women put that sh*t in their lips, it looks horrible.