Marilyn Manson Ordered to Pay Over $325,000 in Evan Rachel Wood’s Legal Fees

Marilyn Manson Ordered To Pay Over $325,000 In Evan Rachel Wood’s legal fees
Wood’s legal fees mounted during Manson’s ongoing defamation lawsuit against her. Marilyn Manson – real name Brian Warner – who counter-sued Wood, has been ordered by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to pay $326,956 of Evan Rachel Wood’s legal fees. According to a report by Rolling Stone, Wood’s legal fees were racked up during Manson’s ongoing defamation lawsuit against her. The financial damage could’ve been worse to Manson, but Judge Teresa A. Beaudet ordered nearly $60,000 of Wood’s full claim not to be paid, saying that some of the lawyers’ billed hours were “vague.” Manson has been battling legal issues for years and is still under investigation by the LA County’s Sheriff’s office.

Manson filed his defamation lawsuit in March 2022 against Wood and her friend Illma Gore. In the suit, Manson claimed the duo conspired to paint him as “a rapist and abuser,” going as far as saying “that Wood and Gore ‘provided checklists and scripts to prospective accusers, listing the specific alleged acts of abuse that they should claim against Warner.'” Manson called their acts “malicious falsehoods” and claimed they completely derailed his career. A portion of Manson’s lawsuit was thrown out in 2023.