An ex-girlfriend of shock rocker Marilyn Manson fled 2,700 miles to escape him – after he plotted to have her murdered for $50.
The bondage dancer spoke after fallen idol Manson was accused of abuse by nine women last week.
They include ex-girlfriend and Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood who says he tied her up and tortured her.
In his autobiography The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell, Manson, 52, detailed how he planned to end the life of another ex, named as Nancy.
He wrote: “I began mapping out different ways I could carry out my threat to Nancy with the least possible risk to myself.
“This was the first time I had ever seriously considered murder. I wasn’t going to accept any other alternative.
“She had to die. Was there someone I knew who was so desperate that they’d kill her for 50 dollars?”
He added: “Or could I do it myself, perhaps push her in a lake and pretend it was an accident?”
The rocker says he then plotted to burn her house down but backed out of it in fear that he would end up in jail.
Nancy – who is not giving her real name and wants to remain anonymous – has spoken for the first time of the relationship which, she believes, was the precursor to the shocking allegations launched against him last week.
Nancy claims he threatened her, was vindictive and controlling, and obsessed with rewatching a chilling murder movie.
And she fears a backlash from the star’s warped fans.
In 1997 she fled Florida for Los Angeles. A year later the book detailing his sick plan was published.
Nancy became Manson’s lover in 1990 after being an onstage “bondage” dancer for him and his band.
She said: “It was shocking for the time, I was a bondage girl, I would pretend to be tied up to a pole, I’d wear a sexy outfit, dance around and mimic drug use.”
In his book, Manson, real name Brian Warner, says he beat her “harder and harder” on stage in front of an audience after she begged him “until welts rose up on her pale anemic back.”
Nancy insists he never hit her and that it was all part of an act – but that his manipulative behaviour laid the groundwork for future violence he has been accused of committing against other women.
Manson has strongly refuted the claims.
In a statement he said: “My life and art have long been magnets for controversy but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality.
“My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual, with like-minded partners.
“Regardless of why others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
But Nancy said: “He is paranoid, very impetuous, vindictive.
“Everyone who came into contact with him, he used to his benefit. And when he couldn’t use them anymore, he just tossed them aside.
“He would threaten me. He would say, ‘You’ve got a big mouth and you’re going to get in trouble one day’.”
She claimed he would try to scratch her with a knife and would insist they repeatedly watch River’s Edge, a 1986 film starring Keanu Reeves about a teenager murdering his girlfriend.
She continued: “I can see where his persona got out of hand.
“He is not a nice guy. He is an awful person. You can have consent between adults but it doesn’t mean you can be a sh***y person.”
She said he lured her in by telling her: “We’re going to take over the world”. I feel he was practising behaviours on me. There was psychological trauma and manipulation.
“I feel like it laid the groundwork for behaviour that has always been part of him.”
In the book Manson claims that when he told Nancy he wanted her out of his band and to end their relationship, she “screamed, cried and threatened him”.
He said: “I finally called her and laid it on the line, ‘Not only are you not going to be in the band anymore, but if you don’t leave town I’m going to have you killed’.”
Of his murder claims, Nancy said that it was “very typical” for people to talk like that in that genre of music.
Nancy said after their “nasty” break-up she felt she had to leave Florida for a life away from Manson and his trolling fans.
She said: “There was a lot that went on for several years after that and it caused me a lot of stress and a lot sadness and a lot of anxiety.
“It was the backlash that I got from everyone else because of things that he was more than likely saying. He was absolutely 100% creating that tension aimed at me.”
She added: “My wish to be anonymous is based on the fear of Brian and the people around him. It’s definitely impacted my interactions.”
Manson’s 32-year career is in tatters after a series of women accused him of abusing them following accusations by actress Evan Rachel Wood, 33, who dated him from 2007 to 2010.
A former Manson stylist, Love Bailey, has claimed he put a gun to her head as she was prepping for a photoshoot with him.
Others accuse him of rape, assault, psychological abuse, depriving them of sleep and forcing them to hear him with other women at his home.
Manson denies the claims and is supported by his ex-wife Dita Von Teese, 48.
On Friday the burlesque dancer wrote on Instagram : “To those that have expressed concerns of my well-being, I appreciate your kindness.
“Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during our 7 years together as a couple. Had they, I would not have married him in December 2005.
“I left 12 months after due to infidelity and drug abuse.”
Despite Manson’s denials, his record label has axed him and once-loyal fans are walking away in disgust.
Manson is worth an estimated $10million after sell-out tours and flogging 50 million records.
He has also acted in TV drama’s such as Sons of Anarchy and films such as Jawbreaker and Rise: Blood Hunter.
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