Marilyn Manson has sued ex-fiancee Evan Rachel Wood over her abuse allegations. According to Deadline, the suit claims that Wood’s rape and abuse allegations are a “malicious falsehood” that has derailed Manson’s music, TV and film career. He also accused Wood of defamation and impersonation of an FBI agen.
The complaint — which was filed Wednesday morning (March 2nd) in Los Angeles Superior Court, read, “This action arises from the wrongful and illegal acts done in furtherance of a conspiracy by Defendant Evan Rachel Wood and her on-again, off-again romantic partner, Defendant Ashley Gore, a/k/a Illma Gore, to publicly cast Plaintiff Brian Warner, p/k/a Marilyn Manson, as a rapist and abuser—a malicious falsehood that has derailed Warner’s successful music, TV, and film career.”
The suit — which is seeking a jury trial, goes on to make some accusations against Wood and Gore, alleging that the duo hacked into the singer’s computers and social media, as well as “created a fictitious email account to manufacture purported evidence that Warner was emailing illicit pornography.”
The suit continued, “It’s incredibly important to differentiate between the character of ‘Marilyn Manson’ and the man Brian Warner. Wood’s claims may resonate because of the intentionally ‘shocking’ character of ‘Marilyn Manson’ but they simply do not reflect the truth. The manufactured facts these conspirators scripted a decade after the event never happened.”
Manson later posted a message on Instagram, saying, “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.” He advised viewers to click the link in his Instagram bio which directs them to a PDF of the lawsuit.
Manson is asking for unspecified damages.