Reports say that Marilyn Manson has threatened “retaliatory legal action” against former assistant Ashley Walters if she took part in Evan Rachel Wood‘s documentary Phoenix Rising. Wood premiered the documentary at Sundance Film Festival back in January, which details her allegations against Manson. This month, TMZ revealed Manson is suing both Wood and her partner, Illma Gore, for fraud, conspiracy and defamation.
According to Loudwire via Rolling Stone, an amended lawsuit filed March 11th stated that Walters was allegedly threatened with similar legal proceedings if she was involved documentary.
Walters originally filed a lawsuit against Manson for sexual assault, battery and harassment in May 2021. A member of Manson’s team told NME that he “vehemently denied any accusations of assault.”
Manson’s lawyers tried to have the case thrown out due to the statute of limitations, but the judge declined to rule on the motion until a later date.
According to the amended lawsuit, Walters stated she repressed the memories of the abuse she claimed to endure by Manson. She added she only confronted the alleged event after a g therapy sessions in Fall 2020.
Phoenix Rising premiers March 15th and 16th on HBO.