Marilyn Manson, known for his outrageous persona and image, was recently sued by his former keyboardist, Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. also known as Madonna Wayne Gacy for unpaid “partnership proceeds.” After reading a report on his lawsuit, and the response from Manson himself, I could have passed Marilyn off as a comedian despite of his image.
Here is the report:
“In a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed Thursday afternoon (August 2) in Los Angeles Superior Court, former Marilyn Manson keyboardist Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. – known to fans by his stage name, Madonna Wayne Gacy – claims the shock rocker has been using the band’s money to fund his lavish lifestyle, drug habit and the production of his upcoming film, “Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll,” among other things. The suit further alleges Manson took assets belonging to the rest of the band (money generated through touring, and album and merchandise sales) to purchase Nazi paraphernalia, African masks made of human skin and the full skeleton of a 4-year-old Chinese girl, all of which he has on display in his mansion at Chatsworth, California mansion.”
Manson made his response to the suit via MTV. “The fact that he’s claiming that I’ve treated him unfairly, financially, is really ridiculous,” the singer said. “And I would never spend my money on a Chinese girl skeleton. That would be crossing the line. It’s a Chinese boy, for the record,”