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. Continue reading


Joey Jordison’s Estate is Suing Slipknot, Accuses The Band of Cashing In on His Death, Stealing His Belongings and to Promote Their Last Album – “The End So Far”


According to a published report from TMZ, Joey Jordison’s estate has filed a lawsuit against Slipknot, accusing the band and its principal band trademark owners /managers: Corey Taylor, M. Shawn Crahan and their management of profiting off his death after “abruptly” kicking the drummer out of the group by e-mail a decade ago. In the lawsuit, which was filed this past June by Steamroller, LLC, the successor in interest of Jordison, Joey’s estate claims that Slipknot has failed to return over “at least 22 items” belonging to the drummer after “promising to return all of Jordison’s belongings.” Slipknot has countersued, asking for a dismissal of the case. Another major complaint against the band is they used Joey’s death to promote 2022’s controversial album The End, So Far (Roadrunner Records). Continue reading


Former Guns N’ Roses Photographer Katarina Benzova Sues The Band for Copyright Infringement and Sexual Harassment


 

According to a published report from Loudwire, former Guns N’ Roses photographer Katarina Benzova, one of the best and best known photographers in the concert world, has filed a lawsuit against Guns N’ Roses and their management claiming copyright infringement and sexual harassment by the band’s manager Fernando Lebeis. The band has since responded to the lawsuit in a statement provided to Loudwire, noting that they initially filed a counter claim against her back in October. Benzova’s lawsuit was filed in California on Nov. 11. According to the suit, Benzova worked with Guns N’ Roses as an independent contractor from 2010 until 2022, for a total of 364 concerts.

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Mick Mars Sues Mötley Crüe For Kicking Him Out of The Band, Lost Wages, and Alleges The Entire Band Plays to Recorded Tracks on “The Stadium Tour”


 

After leaving Mötley Crüe several months ago on a wave of positivity, and being replaced by John 5, former guitarist Mick Mars is suing his former band. The amicable retirement was actually a ruse,and he was apparently fired from the band. Mick has levied several serious charges against the band. According to a legal filing obtained by TMZ Mick claims his tour profits were slashed tremendously, that he wanted to perform live versus his band playing mostly to pre-recorded backing tapes, including Nikki Sixx pre-recorded bass tracks for all of the dates for “The Stadium Tour.” We know for a fact that Vince Neil and Tommy Lee have used tracks, but Mars prides himself on his playing, in spite of his battle with the debilitating illness, ankylosing spondylitis. He also claims Nikki “gaslighted him” by saying his playing skills have lessened over time. Mick is preparing his debut solo album, while his former band is on a world tour for 2023-24 with Def Leppard.

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Ashley Smithline Says Her Previous Claims of Sexual Abuse Against Marilyn Manson Are “False”


TW for DV, sexual abuse, etc.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual misconduct, you can reach out for support:
RAINN Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
http://www.rainn.org

According to a published report from People Magazine, model Ashley Morgan Smithline has filed a sworn statement rescinding her sexual abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner), as she claims she was “manipulated” into accusing the rocker of psychological, sexual, and physical abuse by accuser Rachel Evan Wood. Smithline filed a declaration in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday saying she was pressured by actress Evan Rachel Wood and others to go public with the accusations she now says are “false.”

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A Judge Has Dismissed a Second Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Case Against Marilyn Manson


TW for DV, sexual abuse, etc.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual misconduct, you can reach out for support:
RAINN Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
http://www.rainn.org

According to a published report from Consequence of Sound the second lawsuit out of a dozen-plus cases of Sexual Assault, harassment, abuse, human trafficking, threatening witnesses, and other allegations against embattled musician and actor Marliyn Manson has been dismissed. Model Ashley Morgan Smithline had accused Manson, a.k.a. Brian Warner of sexual assault, human trafficking, and unlawful imprisonment. Smithline’s attorney Jay Ellwanger withdrew his representation in October, Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha gave Smithline a 90-day window to either hire a new attorney or decide to represent herself. She did neither by the December 5th deadline, prompting Aenlle-Rocha to dismiss the case without prejudice late Tuesday. This follows the report last years’ case brought by ex-Manson personal assistant Ashley Walters for “sexual assault, battery, and harassment” which was dismissed by a judge. According to CBS News, that case was dismissed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern on the grounds of Walters waiting too long to file the lawsuit and failing to prove why the statute of limitations should be overlooked. This developemnt is the latest in the saga that has carried on multiple years, with many facets of investigations by the LA County Sherrifs office, allegations by over a dozen accuseers, lawsuits, counter-suits by Manson, and Manson’s former parter Evan Rachel Wood’s bombshell documentary with allegations of rape, sexual abuse, torture in her documetary – Phoenix Rising which debuted on HBO on March 15th, 2022. Manson’s countersuits are on-going. Manson’s attorney commented on the dismissal of claims in the Smithline case below.Continue reading


Metallica Loses Their Legal Case Against Lloyd’s Of London Over Losses From Their Postponed South American Tour


According to a report by Billboard, a California judge has ruled that Lloyd’s Of London is not liable to cover Metallica’s insurance claim for financial losses suffered when the band was forced to postpone six shows in 2020 because of the pandemic. The lawsuit stemmed from the cancelation of Metallica’s six-date tour of South America in April 2020 with Greta Van Fleet. Due to late 2020 COVID-19-related travel restrictions, the band postponed the dates. They would rebook and complete this tour in December of 2021.

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Cro-Mags Founder Harley Flanagan Sues Former Bandmate John Joseph Over 2019 New York City Show


Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan and current trademark holder has filed a lawsuit against his former bandmate John Joseph McGowan (a.k.a. John Joseph, John Bloodclot) for allegedly ripping off the group’s name. According to a published report from the New York Post and Blabbermouth.net, the federal trademark infringement lawsuit, filed on Monday by Savoia NYC Inc., which is owned by Flanagan, claims that McGowan used the name “Cro-Mags Jam” in violation of a 2019 settlement agreement giving Flanagan the rights to the Cro-Mags name. The suit alleges McGowan used “Cro-Mags Jam” to promote an April 23rd, 2019 benefit concert in the East Village’s Tompkins Square Park, causing confusion about who was actually performing, according to the filing. Just prior to that concert the two parties came to an agreement in which Flannagan retained the name, logos and all legal rights to release music as Cro-Mags, while Joseph and Mackie Jason were to operate under Cro-Mags “JM.” Flannigan released an album – In The Beginning, and an EP, 2020, via the Mission Two Entertainment label in 2020. Continue reading


A Judge Has Tossed Out The Sexual Battery and Harassment Case Against Marilyn Manson Brought By His Former Assistant


TW for DV, and sexual abuse.

According to a published report from CBS News in Los Angeles, the case brought against embattled rockstar Marilyn Manson by ex-assistant Ashley Walters for “sexual assault, battery, and harassment” has been dismissed by a judge. According to CBS News, the case was dismissed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern on the grounds of Walters waiting too long to file the lawsuit and failing to prove why the statute of limitations should be overlooked. This develoipemnt is the latest in the saga that has carried on multiple years with many facets of investigations by the LA County Sherrifs office, allegations by over a dozen accuseers, lawsuits, counter-suits by Manson, and Manson’s former parter Evan Rachel Wood’s bombshell documentary with allegations of rape, sexual abuse, torture in her documetary – Phoenix Rising which debuted on HBO on March 15th, 2022. Continue reading


UPDATED: Marilyn Manson Sues Evan Rachel Wood Over Abuse Allegations: “A Malicious Falsehood”


TW for DV, sexual abuse.

According to a published report from The Blast, Marilyn Manson has filed a lawsuit against actress Evan Rachel Wood over allegations of rape and sexual abuse.
Wood’s upcoming acclaimed documentary Phoenix Rising airs on HBO on March 15th. Wood alleged “coerced into a commercial sex act under false pretenses” while filming the 2007 music video for “Heart-Shaped Glasses” with her then-boyfriend Manson. Manson’s attorney Howard King later denied Wood’s allegations in a statement to People, claiming that the singer “did not have sex with Evan on that set, and she knows that is the truth.” In his lawsuit against Wood, Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, accused his ex-fiancée of intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, computer fraud, and impersonation over the Internet. Wood has alleged abuse from Manson and more than a dozen other victims have come forward, gone on record, promting the the Los Angeles Sheriff’s office to investigate Manson and raid his home, and for his music and film career to dry up, as well his sponsors, and dropped by his film/TV agent and record label. Manson has made repeated statements denying abuse claims of his victims. UPDATED: Manson has posted a statement commented on his lawsuit.

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