Marilyn Manson Denies Involvement In Leaked Lana Del Rey ‘Rape’ Video

Marilyn Manson has denied any involvement in a leaked clip portraying the dramatised violent rape of Lana Del Rey, after it was reported that the footage was for one of his music videos.

The short clip features several disturbing scenes, including one which depicts Lana Del Rey being raped by actor/director Eli Roth (director of hyper violent horror film Hostel), and another of a bloodied woman being submerged in water. Manson himself does not appear in these scenes but does appear in footage intercut.

In a statement to Pitchfork, a representative for Manson denied that he had anything to do with the Del Rey scenes. “Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with his music,” said Manson’s representative Kathryn Frazier.

“It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else’s Lana Del Rey footage,” she adds.

The new clip, which has been removed from YouTube and Vimeo, features footage used in videos for Manson tracks No Reflection and Slo-Mo-Tion. It features the title Sturmgruppe, the name of a L.A. based production house whose entire website has now also been removed.

Sturmgruppe worked with Manson on his videos for No Reflection and Slo-Mo-Tion, and the new Del Rey video was posted on Sturmgruppe’s website as a publicity show reel before it was taken down. The clip is still floating around various video sites and can be viewed below.

Last October, Eli Roth spoke about working with Manson and Del Rey, saying the footage had been kept under wraps. “I shot a video with Marilyn Manson and Lana Del Rey,” Roth told talk show host Larry King. “Marilyn Manson is the best, he’s one of my favourite people. The footage is so sick, it’s been locked in a vault for over a year.” It is not clear whether Roth is referencing this surfaced footage.

Eli Roth and Lana Del Rey have yet to comment.

Victims of sexual assault can contact the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence National Help Line on 1800 737 732 for support. Men seeking help stopping violent or controlling behaviour can call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491, which also supports victims and families.

Next Wednesday is National White Ribbon Day which aims to help stop male violence against women. See more about the White Ribbon campaign here.

Watch: Sturmgruppe 2013 film

Sturmgruppe 2013 Reel (Short Film) Lana Del Rey… by trentisthenewpink

Watch: “I Shot A Video With Marilyn Manson And Lana Del Rey” – Eli Roth on Larry King Now

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