Marilyn Manson files defamation lawsuit against Evan Rachel Wood over sexual abuse claims


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Marilyn Manson has taken actor Evan Rachel Wood to court on grounds of defamation over her sexual abuse allegations against him, which the musician has claimed are a malicious falsehood. According to Variety, in the complaint filed in LA Superior Court by Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, he alleged that Wood and "her on-again, off-again romantic partner" Ashley Gore has "publicly cast" him as a "rapist and abuser".