As of yesterday, it was reported that Marilyn Manson is now suing actress Evan Rachel Wood for defamation over her sexual abuse allegations against him. The actress had confirmed back in 2021, after sharing details about her experiences enduring abuse, that her abuser was Marilyn Manson (legal name, Brian Warner).
Per Variety, Marilyn Manson’s lawsuit includes the following:
“In the complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday and obtained by Variety, Manson — whose legal name is Brian Warner — alleges that Wood and ‘her on-again, off-again romantic partner’ Ashley Gore have ‘publicly cast’ him as a ‘rapist and abuser — a malicious falsehood that has derailed Warner’s successful music, TV and film career.’
“The filing goes on to claim that Wood and Gore impersonated a FBI agent ‘by forging and distributing a fictitious letter from the agent, to create the false appearance that Warner’s alleged ‘victims’ and their families were in danger, and that there was a federal criminal investigation of Warner ongoing.’ It also alleges that Wood and Gore ‘provided checklists and scripts’ to accusers and “made knowingly false statements,” including that Manson ‘filmed the sexual assault of a minor.’
“Manson has requested a jury trial and is also alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of the Comprehensive Computer Data and Access Fraud Act and impersonation over the internet.”
On March 2nd, Marilyn Manson posted a brief comment on his Instagram account that states the following:
“There will come a time when I can share more about the events of the past year. Until then, I’m going to let the facts speak for themselves: [link in bio]”
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That link will lead you to a PDF which includes the entirety of Marilyn Manson’s lawsuit against Evan Rachel Woods. You can also click here to read the lawsuit.
More on this story as it develops.
Words by: Michael Pementel