After more than a year of silence, Marilyn Manson strikes back. Brian Warner, real name, was accused by his ex-fiancée, Evan Rachel Wood, of rape and physical, emotional and psychological abuse throughout their relationship, between 2006 and 2010. Following these allegations , other women have testified to being abused by the rocker.
Four civil complaints were filed while the singer was content with a denial on his Instagram account in February 2021. Last night, he announced that he had filed a complaint against the actress who shared his life for almost four years. .
“The time will come when I can say more about the events of the past year. Until then, I’ll let the facts speak for themselves (link in my bio),” he wrote on Instagram . The link in question refers to the complaint he filed against Evan Rachel Wood, but also Ashley Gore, the companion of the star of Westworld .
The interpreter of Coma White accuses them of “defamation”, of having “intentionally inflicted emotional distress”, of “computer data breach” and “identity theft”. In the complaint, Marilyn Manson alleges that Evan Rachel Wood and his partner Ashley Gore notably “impersonated an FBI agent by creating and distributing a fictitious letter from an agent to make it appear that the ‘victims’ of Warner and their families were in danger and that a federal criminal investigation into Warner was underway”.
The musician also assures that they provided “lists and scripts to the accusers ” detailing the “abuses” that the latter had to evoke against him, and also “false testimonies”, in particular with regard to “the sexual assault filmed of a minor”. Marilyn Manson adds that Ashley Gore “asked former employees for personal Warner information (including logins and passwords); hacked into Warner’s computers, phones, emails and social networks; opened a fictitious email account to fabricate evidence that Warner was sending illicit pornography,” among other things.
The artist concludes that these actions, put in place for “at least two years”, have caused significant damage to his “career, personal life and well-being”. Marilyn Manson has indeed lost her contracts with her label, Loma Vista Recordings, and her artistic agency, CAA. His roles in American Gods and Creepshow have been canceled. The only one who continues to work with him is Kanye West .. He also believes that his ex, at the instigation of his girlfriend, has found a way to breathe new life into his career, “going from someone” best known for going out with Marilyn Manson a decade ago “to a spokesperson for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault”. But also to “absolve” of a “turbulent past” and restore its “reputation”.
Evan Rachel Wood and Ashley Gore, who take part in the documentary Phoenix Rising , on the career of the actress which also details her accusations against her ex, have not yet responded to Marilyn Manson’s complaint.