Marilyn Manson has been accused of stealing millions of dollars from his band to buy human skeletons and masks made of human skin.
Manson's former keyboard player Stephen Bier - whose stage name was Madonna Wayne Gacy - is suing the shock rocker for allegedly not honoring an partnership agreement Manson and the other band members signed in 1993 to share profits.
The suit - filed at the Los Angeles County Superior Court last week - alleges Manson, real name Brian Warner, tricked the band into thinking they weren't making much money.
But the suit claims the singer was actually spending the money on a bizarre collection of oddities, including "African masks made of human skin, the full skeleton of a four-year-old Chinese girl, and the full skeleton of a 17th Century male in a wheelchair and Nazi paraphernalia including a handbag once owned by Hitler's girlfriend Eva Braun."
Bier claims Manson owes him at least $20 million in shared profits. The suit states Manson also used the band's profits to buy a $2 million home and pay for personal drug treatment, a low-budget movie production and a Los Angeles gallery to display his artwork.
He is also accused of spending $450,000 on an engagement ring and his subsequent wedding to burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, who has since divorced him.
Manson vehemently denies the allegations, saying: "The fact that he's claiming that I've treated him unfairly, financially, is really ridiculous."
"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."