Marilyn Manson Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Evan Rachel Wood, Calls Claims of Abuse a “Malicious Falsehood”


Marilyn Manson has filed a defamation lawsuit in a Los Angeles Awesome Court docket towards ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Picket over her allegations of sexual abuse that allegedly passed off right through the process the connection from 2007 to 2010. 

In February of 2021, the Westworld actress, who dated Manson when she was once 18 and he was once 36, published in an Instagram put up that Warner was once her “abuser.” She went on to mention that Warner “groomed” her as a youngster and “horrifically abused” her right through their time in combination. “I’m right here to show this unhealthy guy and speak to out the various industries that experience enabled him sooner than he ruins any further lives,” mentioned Picket. “I stand with the various sufferers who will not be silent.” 

Following Picket’s revelation, 3 different girls, together with type Ashley Morgan Smithline filed court cases towards Marilyn Manson, whose actual title is Brian Warner, and dozens of different girls got here ahead accusing the rocker of rape, sexual battery, emotional misery, human trafficking.

Warner’s criticism, filed on March 2, reads: “This motion arises from the wrongful and unlawful acts performed in furtherance of a conspiracy by way of Defendant Evan Rachel Picket and her on-again, off-again romantic spouse, Defendant Ashley Gore, a/okay/a Illma Gore, to publicly solid Plaintiff Brian Warner, p/okay/a Marilyn Manson, as a rapist and abuser—a malicious falsehood that has derailed Warner’s a success song, TV, and picture occupation.”

The swimsuit additionally accused Picket and Gore of hacking into Warner’s pc and social media accounts the place they “created a fictitious e-mail account to fabricate purported proof that Warner was once emailing illicit pornography.”

His criticism went on to mention that Picket and Gore impersonated an agent of the FBI by way of forging and distributing a letter announcing Warner’s alleged “sufferers” and their households had been in peril and that the pair supplied checklists and scripts to potential accusers with particular alleged acts of abuse they may declare towards Warner, along side different false claims together with his filming of a “sexual attack of a minor.” 

Warner has asked a jury trial and may be alleging intentional infliction of emotional misery, violation of the Complete Laptop Information and Get entry to Fraud Act, and impersonation over the web. His criticism comes two weeks sooner than the discharge of the Amy Berg-directed two-part documentary about Picket’s allegations, Phoenix Emerging, which is ready to premiere on HBO.

Within the movie, Picket claims that Manson raped her at the set of the song video for his 2007 unmarried “Middle-Formed Glasses,” right through a simulated intercourse scene when she says Warner “began penetrating me for actual,” as soon as filming started. “I had by no means agreed to that,” mentioned Picket. 

In an Instagram put up on March 2, Warner mentioned, “There’ll come a time when I will proportion extra in regards to the occasions of the previous 12 months. Till then, I’m going to let the information talk for themselves.”

Quickly after the allegations in 2021, Warner, who not too long ago seemed as a songwriter on Kanye’s West’s Donda album, was once dropped by way of his label Loma Vista, along side his control CAA and a task at the Starz sequence American Gods. He’s reportedly within the studio running with Kanye West on West’s coming near near album, Donda 2.