November 20, 2014


Marilyn Manson Denies Involvement in Controversial Lana Del Rey Video

Isaac Brekken/WireImage
Isaac Brekken/WireImage

UPDATE: Marilyn Manson's camp has denied any connection with the controversial video that surfaced earlier today and depicts Lana Del Rey being sexually assaulted by Hostel director Eli Roth. The short film was widely reported to be a Manson music video.

"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 a rep. "It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else's Lana Del Rey footage."

As Billboard points out, the disturbing, NSFW clip—which you can watch here—includes sections from past Manson videos including "No Reflection" and "Slo-Mo-Tion."

Given the evidence, it appears the Manson video Roth did direct (read below for more on that) remains unseen. Rey and Roth have yet to comment on the matter.

Original Story: A previously unseen video featuring two of music's most provocative stars today has surfaced. 

Footage from a scrapped Marilyn Manson video depicts a slew of disturbing scenes, including a bloody woman trapped underwater, a sniper shooter taking aim and a sexual assault scene featuring Lana Del Rey at the hands of Hostel director Eli Roth, reported to have directed the short film.

According to Billboard, Roth had shot the footage more than two years ago and opted to not release it. "The footage is so sick, it's been locked in a vault for over a year," Roth told Larry King in a 2013 interview in which he revealed Manson to be a friend of his.

Do note that the clip is certainly NSFW and the assault scene is remarkably disturbing.

The NSFW clip that was originally available to watch on YouTube has been taken down, but a fan-made version featuring the footage has also surfaced. Watch the eerie video here.