Marilyn Manson sues ex Evan Rachel Wood and her lover over fake FBI letter accusing him of sexual abuse
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Marilyn Manson sued his ex-fiance, Evan Rachel Woods, and her lover, Illma Gore, for allegedly concocting an elaborate conspiracy to cast him as a rapist and abuser, and derailing his successful music, TV, and film career. The rocker sued his former fiance merely two weeks before the HBO debut of Wood's two-part documentary 'Phoenix Rising', which dwelled into Wood's allegations against the performer that includes sexual abuse and grooming.
Manson's attorney, Jackson Trugman, appeared at Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, September 27, and accused Gore of forging an FBI letter and distributing the same in order to recruit other women into accusing his client of abuse. Trugman told the court, "We have evidence that Miss Wood and Miss Gore collaborated in this letter." On the other hand, Wood simply denied the accusation to which Trugman replied, "It would be improper to conclude just from Miss Wood's declaration that she didn't not circulate this letter." The 53-year-old performer further accused Wood and Gore of impersonating an FBI officer in the letter, in order to "create the false appearance" that Manson's alleged victims and their families were in danger. Trugman accuses both the parties of "recruiting, coordinating and pressuring women into making false accusations of abuse" against Manson, as reported by Daily Mail.
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LA Superior Court Judge Teresa Beaudet pushed the continuation of the hearing to December 1 and meanwhile ordered Gore to be present for questioning by Manson's attorney in a deposition scheduled for October 27. Manson also accused the pair of creating a fake email to send Wood explicit photos and make it look like it was him. Manson is suing Wood and Gore for defamation, emotional distress, and "impersonation over the internet," among other charges. He seeks damages of an unspecified amount which would be "determined at trial," as well as "an order enjoining Wood and Gore from engaging in further wrongful conduct" towards him. Manson is also being investigated for sexual assault and domestic violence allegations dating from 2009 to 2011.
While Manson accuses Gore of hacking into his computer, phone, and email account, and obtaining his passwords and social security number, Wood, 34, has accused the singer of brainwashing and manipulating her into submission. She claims that Manson started grooming her when she was only a teenager and accuses him of horribly abusing her. She claims that the singer, "coerced [her] into a commercial sex act under false pretenses' and 'essentially raped [her] on-camera." In Wood's defense, her attorney has labeled Manson's lawsuit as "meritless" and as a threat to Wood who could expose him. LA County Sheriffs are working on possible criminal charges against Manson.