Evan Rachel Wood has commented on Marilyn Manson’s lawsuit towards her on The View, the place she was selling her forthcoming HBO two-part documentary Rising Phoenix. “I can’t clearly talk about any of the particular allegations of the lawsuit, however I’m not scared,” Wood stated. “I’m unhappy, as a result of that is the way it works. That is what just about each survivor that tries to show somebody ready of energy goes although, and that is a part of the retaliation that retains survivors quiet. Because of this folks don’t need to come ahead. This was anticipated.”
“I’m very assured that I’ve the reality on my facet and that the reality will come out,” Wood continued. “That is clearly timed earlier than the documentary… I’m not doing this [film] to clear my identify. I’m doing this to guard folks. I’m doing this to sound the alarm that there’s a harmful individual on the market and I don’t need anyone getting close to him. So folks can assume no matter they need about me. I’ve to let the authorized course of run its course, and I’m regular as a rock.”
Rising Phoenix particulars the alleged abuse Wood suffered whereas courting Manson — actual identify Brian Warner — within the mid-2000s. After the documentary was introduced in January, Manson filed a lawsuit towards Wood, alleging defamation, emotional destress, and “impersonation over the web.”
Throughout the final week, Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters amended a lawsuit of her own (filed in Could 2021) to state that she’d repressed recollections of the sexual abuse and battery she claimed to endure throughout her time working for Manson, and had solely confronted them throughout remedy classes in fall 2020. Walters’ preliminary submitting accused Manson of “deranged” sexual harassment and assault, however the singer’s attorneys tried to have the lawsuit thrown out final fall, citing statute of limitations.
“Whereas [Walters] couldn’t recall lots of the particular acts of intimidation, threats and coercion till Fall of 2020 or later, the compilation of quite a few threatening and violent occasions instilled a continuing state of concern of retribution and retaliation ought to Plaintiff, in any method, confront Defendants,” Walters’ attorneys wrote within the amended lawsuit.
“This additionally contributed to the truth that Plaintiff was unable to entry lots of the recollections of her abuse till the results of those threats and coercion subsided because of the public publicity of Warner’s abuse and the lack of his energy within the trade when even his document labels and administration dropped their illustration of Defendants.”
The first a part of Rising Phoenix debuts on HBO 3/15. Half 2 debuts 3/16.
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