Former Marilyn Manson assistant Ashley Walters was allegedly threatened with “retaliatory authorized motion” if she took half in Evan Rachel Wooden’s upcoming documentary Phoenix Rising.
Phoenix Rising, which premieres March 15 and 16 on HBO, particulars the alleged abuse Wooden suffered whereas with Manson.
When it was introduced again in January, Manson’s authorized staff filed a lawsuit towards Wooden, suing her for defamation, emotional misery, and “impersonation over the web.”
Nonetheless, in response to an amended lawsuit filed Friday (March 11) by Walters’ attorneys, she was additionally threatened with comparable authorized proceedings if she took half.
In Might 2021, Walters sued the singer for sexual assault, battery, and harassment. When contacted by NME for touch upon Walters’ lawsuit, a member of Manson’s staff “vehemently denied any accusations of assault”.
Following the submitting, Manson’s attorneys tried to have the case thrown out on the premise of statute of limitations, however the decide overseeing the case declined to rule on that movement till a later date.
Within the amended lawsuit (seen by Rolling Stone), Ashley Walters additionally stated that she repressed the recollections of a lot of the sexual abuse and battery she claimed she endured throughout her time with Manson, solely confronting what occurred following remedy classes within the autumn of 2020.
“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,” Walters’ attorneys wrote within the amended lawsuit, explaining why she hadn’t come ahead earlier than.
“This additionally contributed to the truth that (Walters) 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 (Manson’s) abuse and the lack of his energy within the business when even his report labels and administration dropped their illustration of (Manson).”
Walters’ attorneys continued: “Defendants shouldn’t profit from [Manson’s] bodily, emotionally and psychologically debilitating and threatening behaviour by being permitted to make use of the statute of limitations as a defend.”
Manson is at present dealing with lawsuits from Evan Rachel Wooden, Ashley Morgan Smithline, Esmé Bianco and Walters, with Manson claiming the assault allegations are a “co-ordinated assault” towards him
Following the accusations, Manson was dropped by his report label Loma Vista in addition to by his long-term supervisor Tony Ciulla. He has additionally been axed from his TV tasks and can now not seem in American Gods or the Creepshow anthology.