Rocker Marilyn Manson sued his former fiancée, Westworld actor Evan Rachel Wooden, on Wednesday over her allegations that he sexually and bodily abused her throughout their relationship.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom alleges that Wooden’s allegations had been fabricated, and that she and one other lady named as a defendant, Illma Gore, used false pretences together with a phoney letter from the FBI to persuade different ladies to return ahead with sexual abuse allegations and coached them on what to say about Manson, whose authorized title is Brian Warner.
The lawsuit, which claims defamation and intentional infliction of emotional misery, says Wooden publicly solid Manson “as a rapist and abuser — a malicious falsehood that has derailed Warner’s profitable music, TV, and movie profession.”
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Wooden and Gore haven’t but filed a response to the lawsuit. An e-mail to representatives of Wooden searching for remark was not instantly returned.
Manson and Wooden revealed they had been a pair in 2007, they usually had been briefly engaged in 2010 earlier than breaking apart.
In 2017, when the #MeToo motion gained momentum, Wooden stated she had been raped and abused, and she or he gave testimony to a Congressional committee in 2018, each with out naming anybody. Then in an Instagram submit in February of 2021, Wooden named Manson, saying he “horrifically abused me for years.”
Manson was dropped by his file label. A number of different ladies got here ahead with comparable allegations. Not less than three of them filed lawsuits. And police started an investigation of Manson.
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An HBO documentary on the allegations premieres March 15.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday says that Wooden had solely glowing issues to say about Manson throughout their relationship, and she or he stated nothing of his abusing her for 10 years till she met Gore, an artist whom the lawsuit describes as Wooden’s on-again, off-again romantic accomplice.
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It alleged that Wooden and Gore engaged in a conspiracy that “recruited, coordinated, and pressured potential accusers to emerge concurrently with allegations of rape and abuse towards Warner, and overtly declare that it took ten or extra years to ‘notice’ their consensual relationships with Warner had been supposedly abusive.”
The lawsuit says the ladies impersonated and solid a letter from an actual FBI agent to create the misunderstanding that girls and their households had been at risk from Manson, who was underneath federal investigation.
It alleges they supplied checklists and scripts to potential accusers, describing claims to make and find out how to make them.
Copies of the letter and the lists are included as displays within the lawsuit.
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It additionally alleges the ladies hacked Manson’s e-mail, telephone and social media accounts, created a phoney e-mail to fabricate proof that he was emailing unlawful pornography, and “swatted” him, utilizing a prank name to ship authorities to his house and draw additional consideration to the allegations.
The lawsuit says that some ladies who had been contacted refused to participate as a result of they had been being requested to say issues that had been unfaithful.
“This detailed grievance has been filed to cease a marketing campaign of malicious and unjustified assaults on Brian Warner,” Manson’s lawyer Howard King stated in a press release.
Wooden has not taken authorized motion towards Manson. Recreation of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco and Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters have sued him based mostly on their sexual abuse allegations.
The Related Press doesn’t sometimes title individuals who say they’ve been sexually abused except they arrive ahead publicly.
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