Marilyn Manson Publicly Posts Entire Lawsuit Against Evan Rachel Wood Online
Yesterday, it was revealed that shock rocker Marilyn Manson was suing actor Evan Rachel Wood, his former girlfriend who named him as her abuser and accused him of raping her, and in doing so inspired other women to come forward with similar claims against him. Manson’s lawsuit claims that Wood’s accusations are “a malicious falsehood,” and that she even impersonated an FBI agent to forge a letter. Now, Manson has posted the entire suit online for the whole world to see.
In a post on his Instagram, Manson wrote “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 then directed followers to a link in his bio that leads to a Google drive containing his entire suit against Wood.
The lawsuit begins by including a quote from Wood that she was “craving danger and excitement,” which feels like some real victim-blaming shit by implying that, well, she got a lot of danger out of it, so wasn’t this on her? Meanwhile, it states that Manson first began dating Wood when she was 19, an age at which many would agree that they weren’t making healthy choices (which still doesn’t excuse abusive behavior).
The suit goes on to call Ashley Gore “a grifter who understood that an organized attack on Warner—spearheaded by Wood’s own fabricated revelation of rape and abuse—could benefit them both.”
And then there’s the FBI agent part:
“[Wood] impersonated an actual agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by forging and distributing a fictitious letter from the agent, to create the false appearance that Warner’s alleged “victims” and their families were in danger, and that there was a federal criminal investigation of Warner ongoing (Attachment A)…”
Long story short, Manson’s lawsuit goes the route you expect — Wood said at the time she was happy, she knew what she was doing, and now she and someone else have concocted a conspiracy to bring down a rich rock star. In our experience, a man of power abusing a young women is more common than those women literally impersonating FBI agents in order to bring him down in the autumn of his years, but whether or not this is the case remains to be seen.
You can read the suit at the link above. Here’s Manson’s post.