Marilyn Manson Sues Evan Rachel Wood For Defamation

Marilyn Manson Defending Himself Against Evan Rachel Wood

The actress publicly accused Manson of physical and emotional abuse over a year ago, prompting the complaint.

Marilyn Manson has filed a defamation action against his former partner, Evan Rachel Wood, alleging that he physically and mentally harassed her throughout their relationship.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Wood and another woman identified as a defendant, Illma Gore, allegedly used false pretenses, including a counterfeit FBI letter, to persuade additional women to come forward with sexual assault charges, according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court acquired by TMZ.

According to the documents, Manson’s legal team sets out a sequence of alleged incidents between 2019 and 2021 that imply Wood and Gore worked together to concoct false charges against him, including impersonating an FBI agent to urge potential victims to come forward at the same time as allegations of sexual assault and abuse.

The Goth rocker has requested a jury trial to put an end to the charges, as well as to evaluate and pay damages to the singer.
In 2007, Manson and Wood announced their relationship. She was 18 at that time while, he was 37. They were momentarily engaged in 2010 before calling it quits.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Wood, though, revealed she had been raped and mistreated in 2017, when the #MeToo movement was gaining traction, and she spoke before a congressional committee in 2018, both without identifying anybody. Then, in February 2020, Wood identified Manson in an Instagram post, alleging he “horrifically abused me for years.”

The “Westworld” star then mentioned Manson in an Instagram post around February 2020, claiming that he “horrifically abused me for years.” Several women, including “Game of Thrones” actress Esme Bianco, have also accused the musician of sexual assault.

Last year, Los Angeles police announced that they were looking into domestic abuse complaints against the singer.

“There will come a time when I can share more about the events of the past year,” Manson wrote on Twitter. “Until then, I’m going to let the facts speak for themselves.”

Reactions to Marilyn Manson Sues Evan Rachel Wood For Defamation

As a lifelong Marilyn Manson fan let me say this: He is absolutely going to lose his nonsense lawsuit and deserves to go to prison for the rest of his life but unfortunately he's a rich white dude protected by a system.

@JezButt91

I don’t know why I am surprised at all with Marilyn Manson fans coming out of the woodwork believing his nonsense. He is suing so he must be innocent. 😒Anyone who has been abused knows that is a tactic. I have been threatened with fake lawyers and a fake lawsuit for 4 yrs.

@EastVanGirl1

I wonder why Marilyn Manson didn’t mention Annie Abrams in his lawsuit. thanks to her and her facebook posts we knew all of this about the coordinated attack and recruiting professional victims done by Evan and Illma Gore since day one

@Ghazalloolla

AS SOON AS MARILYN MANSON FILED THAT LAWSUIT PEOPLE ARE LIKE, “I NEVER BELIEVED EVAN RACHEL WOOD.” GIRL WHAT???? CRIMINALS AND GUILTY PARTIES SUE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, THAT DOESN’T MEAN SHE WAS LYING AND ALSO YOU’RE DISRESPECTFUL AS FUCK TO THE OTHER WOMEN FOR SAYING THAT SHIT

@abominationmia_

That Marilyn Manson lawsuit is wild.

@FreakyDeakGifs

Maybe one day people will learn, that when you make documentaries/false statements about people, you’re going to face the crime. I’m so glad to see Marilyn Manson is going all in; people need to face the consequences of their actions.

@iAmDrSoup

Has Marilyn Manson learned nothing from his pal Johnny Depp? Mind you, I'm excited for another abuser to be taken down. Mildly sad at the downfall of my mid-90s icons, but they ruined their own careers with their actions. #Ibelieveher

@notwaving

I confess that I haven’t been following the Marilyn Manson case & was reserving judgment but this whole shit about Evan Rachel Wood forging a letter& impersonating an FBI agent is absolutely cray cray 🤯

@twistandshout77

Some folk genuinely see Evan Rachel Wood as the Amber Heard to Marilyn Manson's Johnny Depp. Never mind the fact that Wood was only one of a shitload of women who had stories about Manson. Fuck the lot of you supporting him, and fuck your subpar, opposite of relevant performer.

@RichardOcelot

They never expected Marilyn Manson to fight, well when you are innocent you stand up and use your heart like a megaphone. Lex talionis, an eye for an eye , might is right! #MarilynMansonIsInnocent #MarilynManson #Lextalionis ✊🏽💫🖤

@MsJenSteele

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