Rocker Marilyn Manson sued his ex-fiancée, actor Evan Rachel Wood on Wednesday over her allegations that he sexually and physically abused her during their relationship.
His lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that Wood’s allegations were fabricated, and that she and another woman known as the defendant, Illma Gore, used means The forgery included a forged letter from the FBI to convince other women to bring allegations of sexual abuse. and instruct them on what to say about Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner.
The lawsuit, which claims libel and intentional emotional distress, says Westworld star Wood has publicly branded Manson “as a rapist and abuser – a malicious falsehood that deflects guide Warner’s successful music, television and film career.”
Wood and Gore have yet to respond to the lawsuit. An email sent to a Wood representative seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Manson and Wood revealed they were a couple in 2007, and they were briefly engaged in 2010 before splitting.
In 2017, as the #MeToo movement gained momentum, Wood said she was raped and abused, and she testified before a congressional committee in 2018, both of which were not named. anyone. Then, in a February 2020 Instagram post, Wood, who goes by the name Manson, said he “was a terrible abuse of me for years”.
Manson was dumped by his record label. Several other women have made similar allegations. At least three of them have filed lawsuits. And the police have begun an investigation into Manson.
An HBO documentary about these allegations premiered on March 15.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday says Wood only had bright things to say about Manson throughout their relationship, and that she said nothing about him abusing her for 10 years until she did. She meets Gore, an artist the lawsuit describes as Wood reappearing. romantic partner.
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It alleges that Wood and Gore engaged in a conspiracy to “recruit, coordinate, and pressure potential whistleblowers to appear concurrently with the rape and abuse allegations against Warner, and at the same time.” brazenly claimed that it took ten years or more to ‘realize’ their consensual relationship with Warner that was allegedly abusive. “
The lawsuit alleges that the women impersonated and forged a letter from a real FBI agent to create the false impression that the women and their families were in danger from Manson, who was being federal investigation.
It alleges they provided checklists and scripts to potential whistleblowers, describing the claims to make and how to implement them.
Copies of the letter and lists were included as evidence in the lawsuit.
It also alleges the women hacked Manson’s email, phone and social media accounts, created a fake email to create evidence that he was emailing illegal pornography and ” fool” him, using a prank call to send authorities to his home and draw more attention to the allegations.
The lawsuit states that some of the women contacted refused to participate because they were asked to say untrue things.
“This detailed lawsuit was filed to prevent a malicious and unjustified attack campaign against Brian Warner,” Manson’s attorney Howard King said in a statement.
Wood did not take legal action against Manson. Game of Thrones actor Esme Bianco and Manson’s former assistant, Ashley Walters, sued him based on their alleged sexual abuse.
The Associated Press usually doesn’t name people who say they have been sexually abused unless they make it public.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/marilyn-manson-sues-former-fiance-evan-rachel-wood-over-abuse-claims-41405603.html Marilyn Manson sues ex-fiance Evan Rachel Wood for claiming abuse