Marilyn Manson is suing Evan Rachel Wooden for defamation, as Deadline studies. The lawsuit, which was filed in a California court docket by Manson’s legal professional Howard E. King, comes over a 12 months after Wooden publicly accused him of abuse, saying that he began grooming her when she was a youngster and “horrifically abused me for years.” On the time, Manson denied the allegations and known as them “horrible distortions of actuality.”
The swimsuit claims that Wooden dedicated “to publicly forged Plaintiff Brian Warner, p/okay/a Marilyn Manson, as a rapist and abuser—a malicious falsehood that has derailed Warner’s profitable music, TV, and movie profession.” Illma Gore, who’s described as Wooden’s “on-again, off-again romantic accomplice,” can be named as a defendant.
As well as, the lawsuit claims that Wooden and Gore “created a fictitious e-mail account to fabricate purported proof that Warner was emailing illicit pornography” and that they impersonated an FBI agent “to create the false look that Warner’s alleged “victims” and their households had been in peril, and that there was a federal felony investigation of Warner ongoing.”
Manson and his lawyer additionally allege that Wooden and Gore “supplied checklists and scripts to potential accusers, itemizing the precise alleged acts of abuse that they need to declare in opposition to Warner” and that they “made knowingly false assertion to potential accusers which have since been repeated by these accusers in court docket filings), together with the defamatory declare that Warner filmed the sexual assault of a minor.”
The swimsuit is looking for a jury trial and “an order enjoining Wooden and Gore from partaking in additional wrongful conduct towards Warner.”
In an announcement to Deadline, King stated: “We’re submitting this now as a result of we have now been capable of collect an amazing trove of proof – together with each paperwork and witness statements – which proves that the tales that Evan Rachel Wooden and her co-conspirator Illma Gore have been falsifying and spreading are each vindictive and demonstrably unfaithful.”
Wooden is the topic of Phoenix Rising, a two-part documentary that can air on HBO following its premiere at Sundance Movie Competition in January. Within the movie, directed by Amy Berg, Wooden claims that Manson “primarily raped” her in the course of the filming of the music video for Manson’s 2007 track ‘Coronary heart-Formed Glasses (When the Coronary heart Guides the Hand)’.