Former Marilyn Manson accuser alleges that Evan Rachel Wood pressured her into making abuse allegations


A previous sweetheart who had actually implicated Marilyn Manson of abuse has actually retreated from the claims in a statement of assistance submitted in his libel claim versus Evan Rachel Wood

Ashley Morgan Smithline declares that she openly implicated Manson of sexual attack and sexual battery just due to the fact that she was pressed by Wood, according to a statement submitted Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

An agent for Wood rejected the accusations, stating in a declaration that “Evan never ever pushed or controlled Ashley.”

Wood has actually stated Manson “horrifically mistreated” her for many years.

Manson has actually rejected any misdeed.

Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, submitted a character assassination match in 2015 implicating Wood of having actually “covertly hired, collaborated and pressed” ladies to implicate him of abuse.

Smithline stepped forward with accusations versus Manson in an interview with People publication in May 2021 She implicated him of having actually subjected her to physical, sexual and mental abuse from 2010 to2013

Manson was implicated of whipping Smithline, sculpting his initials into her body, permeating her while she was unconscious and other conduct. Individuals report consisted of an image of Smithline in a towel, revealing what seemed a scar on her thigh that she described in the interview and declared was triggered by Manson.

Smithline informed People that she started to recover just after she consulted with other females about their experiences with Manson in2020 She stated conference others, consisting of Wood, assisted minimize “these sensations of regret and embarassment.”

In the brand-new court file, Smithline states she felt “controlled” by the females to make the accusations. She stated in the statement of assistance that she had actually rejected being abused when she consulted with Wood in2020

” When I stated, no this did not occur to me and this was not my experience, I remember being informed by Ms. Wood that even if I might not keep in mind did not always imply that it did not take place,” Smithline stated in her filing.

Smithline submitted a federal claim in 2021 implicating Manson of sexual attack, human trafficking and illegal jail time.

Wood’s representative declares “it was Ashley who initially got in touch with Evan about the abuse she had actually suffered,” including, “it’s regrettable that the harassment and hazards Ashley got after submitting her federal suit appear to have actually pressed her to alter her statement.”

A judge dismissed the fit without bias last month after her lawyer, Jay Ellwanger, withdrew from her case and Smithline stopped working to react to the court’s ask for a choice about brand-new representation.

Ellwanger has actually likewise represented” Game of Thrones” star Esmé Bianco, a Manson accuser who settled her claims out of court last month. Smithline stated in her statement that it was Bianco who recommended Ellwanger as possible representation.

Smithline implicated Ellwanger of consisting of “false” claims of violence and nonconsensual sex in the 2021 grievance he submitted on her behalf in U.S. District Court for Central California.

Ellwanger stated he might not enter into information about Smithline’s accusations versus him, mentioning ethical responsibilities of customer privacy. He rejected her characterization of his representation as “unconditionally and verifiably incorrect.”

Howard King, Manson’s lawyer, stated Thursday that Smithline’s statement shows the claims versus his customer are false.

” As we have actually constantly stated, the collaborated project of #MeToo lies versus Brian Warner is going to decrease as one of the best scams of perpetuity,” King stated. “Vulnerable females were controlled by dishonest people looking for to construct their own brand names and pursue their own vendettas.”

Wood has actually rejected the claims in Manson’s disparagement match, that include a claim that she created a letter from the FBI to encourage other females to participate in her documentary about abuse, “Phoenix Rising,” which aired on HBO in 2015.

In an opposition movement, Wood’s lawyer implicated Manson of submitting the character assassination match as retaliation for her choice to go public with her abuse accusations. The movement implicates Manson of attempting to silence Wood.

Wood affirmed to a House Judiciary subcommittee in 2018 that she had actually been raped two times, initially by a violent partner and after that by a male in the storage closet of a bar. She did not call them at the hearing.

In an Instagram post in 2021, she implicated Manson of “grooming me when I was a teen” and stated he “horrifically mistreated me for many years.”

Manson has actually not been charged with any criminal activity linked to Wood’s claims. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent a case for evaluation to the district lawyer’s workplace in September after a 19- month examination by the unique victim’s system.

The district attorney’s workplace has actually not offered a public upgrade on a choice about whether Manson will deal with charges.

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