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Marilyn Manson Sues Evan Rachel Wood For Defamation

Marilyn Manson has sued Evan Rachel Wood for defamation after she accused the rocker of abuse.

According to court documents, Manson's legal team filed the lawsuit because of "wrongful and illegal acts done in furtherance of a conspiracy by Defendant Evan Rachel Wood and her on-again, off-again romantic partner, Defendant Ashley Gore, a/k/a Illma Gore, to publicly cast Plaintiff Brian Warner, p/k/a Marilyn Manson, as a rapist and abuser– a malicious falsehood that has derailed Warner's successful music, TV, and film career."

The filing accuses the pair of intentionally inflicting emotional distress, defamation, impersonation and hacking into Manson's computer and social media to falsify evidence.

Manson's attorney Howard King told Deadline, "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."