A few months ago, Marilyn Manson got upset about a story we published and used his MySpace to rant and threaten our reporters (and journalists in general) with the wrath of his minions. Here's an excerpt:

But if one more “journalist” makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech. I dare you all to write one more thing that you won't say to my face. Because I will make you say it. In that manner. That is a threat.

So, it is with trepidation that West Coast Sound must report today that there's a new Marilyn Manson professional music video doing the rounds, in which the Glam Goth Ghoul that inhabits the flesh of fortysomething Floridian Brian H. Warner appears to be beating a young woman to a bloody pulp.

But the question remains: Is this an elaborate film production with fake blood and stuntman's punches made to look like an amateur snuff video? Or did the man who renamed himself “Marilyn Manson” really go too far this time and beat a poor woman almost to death?

Decide for yourself. Video after the jump.

See, Brian? Sensationalism really works! Most people are somewhat morbid by nature and can be curious about the relationship between sex and violence. It doesn't take a genius or an artist to figure that out.

Still, we don't feel like helping people get to your video (learn2Google or go to Perez Hilton if you really must). It's not very original and we've been seeing more shocking for years (Irreversible, anyone?). Instead, here's Star Trek's Patrick Stewart speaking frankly and courageously about growing up around domestic abuse:

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