Marilyn Manson, a famous shock rocker, has officially responded to Evan Rachel Wood’s allegations of abuse by issuing a suit of his own.
The famous musician, aged 53, whose real name is Brian Warner, issued a lawsuit for defamation against Wood this past week, putting forth the claim that she even hacked into his computer in an effort to try to impersonate an FBI agent as a way to get more alleged victims to step forward against him.
It was reported by Deadline that the suit from Warner accuses Wood of initiating a “conspiracy” that eventually “derailed Warner’s successful music, TV, and film career.” This also alludes to how Warner was kicked off his label in the wake of many women coming forward with allegations of abuse against them, as well.
Wood was the original one to call out Warner publically. He claimed his innocence of any crimes, and through his suit, he claims that Wood “created a fictitious email account to manufacture purported evidence that Warner was emailing illicit pornography.”
“We’re filing this now because we have been able to gather an overwhelming trove of evidence – including both documents and witness statements – which proves that the stories that Evan Rachel Wood and her co-conspirator Illma Gore have been falsifying and spreading are both vindictive and demonstrably untrue,” stated Howard King, the main attorney for Warner, to Deadline.
“It’s incredibly important to differentiate between the character of ‘Marilyn Manson’ and the man Brian Warner,” he went on. “Wood’s claims may resonate because of the intentionally ‘shocking’ character of ‘Marilyn Manson’ but they simply do not reflect the truth. The manufactured facts these conspirators scripted a decade after the event never happened.”
Among carious other abuse allegations, wood alleges that Warner “essentially raped” her while shooting a music video back in 2007 for the song “Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand).” These allegations and incidents, along with some others, were explored in a recently released film called “Phoenix Rising,” which headlined at Sundance.
“We had discussed a simulated sex scene, but once the cameras were rolling, he started penetrating me for real. I had never agreed to that. I’m a professional actress, I have been doing this my whole life, I’d never been on a set that unprofessional in my life up until this day. It was complete chaos, and I did not feel safe. No one was looking after me,” claimed the “Westworld” actress.
“It was a really traumatizing experience filming the video,” she stated. “I didn’t know how to advocate for myself or know how to say no because I had been conditioned and trained to never talk back—to just soldier through.”
“I felt disgusting and like I had done something shameful, and I could tell that the crew was very uncomfortable and nobody knew what to do,” claimed wood. “I was coerced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses. That’s when the first crime was committed against me and I was essentially raped on camera.”