Posting her statement to Instagram, the burlesque performer opened up about her marriage to Manson and admitted that she had not experienced any of the abuse—emotional, physical, sexual or otherwise—described by Wood and the others. Admitting that she chose to divorce Manson due to his excessive infidelity and drug abuse, Von Teese made it clear that she was not questioning the accusers’ accounts in any way.

“Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple,” she wrote. “Had they, I would not have married him in December 2005. I left 12 months later due to infidelity and drug abuse.”

Von Teese and Manson began dating in 2001 and were married in late 2005, however, Von Teese filed for divorce in December 2006. In 2020, Manson married photographer, Lindsay Usich.

“Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship,” she continued. “I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realise yourself.”