It’s been a tumultuous few years for shock rocker Marilyn Manson. Last year, actress Evan Rachel Wood commented on Manson’s defamation lawsuit against her. A judge has since dismissed several of Manson’s claims in the lawsuit.
According to Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Judge Teresa Beaudet ruled against Manson on claims that Wood had “recruited, coordinated, and pressured” women to come forward with false statements against him as well as a claim that Wood forged an FBI letter.
Wood previously said she felt the truth was on her side, and she questioned the timing of the suit as it happened just prior to the release of her two-part documentary, “Phoenix Rising,” which saw her detail her experience as a survivor of domestic violence to pursue justice.
Numerous other women came forward with their own accusations against Manson, but one woman, Ashley Morgan Smithline, recanted her allegation against the singer and blamed Wood for manipulating her into making the claim.
“I succumbed to pressure from Evan Rachel Wood and her associates to make accusations of rape and assault against Mr. Warner that were not true,” Smithline wrote as reported by Page Six. “I started to believe that what I was repeatedly told happened to Ms. Wood and [others] also happened to me.”
Now, Manson has broken his social media silence with an Instagram post possibly teasing new music. Last week, Manson posted a pair of photos with the caption: “I’ve got something for you to hear.” Manson’s wife Lindsay Warner also posted a photo of the two of them together with the caption: “There is light in the darkness.”
The post was the first to appear on Manson’s Instagram since he posted a message in March of 2022 where he said: “There will come a time when I can share more about the events of the past year. Until then, I’m going to let the facts speak for themselves,” he wrote with a link to numerous legal documents.
There’s no word yet on when the new music might see the light of day, but clearly it appears Manson isn’t giving up on his career just yet.
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