Another libel case is currently being played out. After the verdict in the case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, interest in celebrity lawsuits seems to be still high. For those who are following, Marilyn Manson has filed another defamation lawsuit after his ex Evan Rachel Wood accused the singer of abuse years after appearing before the judiciary committee as a victim of abuse. Social media users seem inclined to follow developments on this new lawsuit, especially after an unsealed 6,000-page document on the Depp case was published, which also brought Manson to the forefront.
We already know that there was a lot of interest in the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial when it ended. TikTok fans were so engrossed in the challenge that Depp created TikTok to thank fans for their support after it ended. A detailed examination of the Manson and Wood case is also being conducted on TikTok and elsewhere and is gaining thousands of views.
Many Twitter and YouTube users also gained followers during the trial: the Insider report cites several accounts that were interested and exploded during the events of the Heard and Depp case, now revolving around Marilyn Manson.
This publication also recently spoke with Rachel Gavlin, who teaches at the British Southern College of Birmingham, and she said she wouldn’t be surprised to see similar things happen to Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood if this particular case played out in court. Her reasoning?
There is a centuries-old history of readers who like to listen to obscene details about the rich and famous.
This possibility is further emphasized by the fact that Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp know each other, and the singer’s name was mentioned in another case. Manson has never performed; however, the text messages Johnny Depp sent him played a role in the newly printed documents. In court, Depp was even asked about his relationship with Manson, noting that they had “taken drugs together” several times. Part of the same audience that was interested in the trial of Depp and Hurd could be interested in this case.
Just as Amber Heard was trolled during and after she fought with her ex in court, there is already a petition to ban Evan Rachel Wood on social media, although it is worth noting that the thousand-plus signatures pale in comparison with the petitions about Amber Heard. One petition demanding the removal of Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 has collected more than 4.6 million signatures.
In a separate interview with Indiewire, #MeToo lawyer Lee Feldman told this publication that the situation with Manson could play out very differently, given the accusations and how the singer is perceived in pop culture.
I think that in the case of Marilyn Manson there will be a different situation. Marilyn Manson is not Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp is popular and almost loved in some circles. His films have brought in billions of dollars, and he has legions of fans. Marilyn Manson’s fans are very specific and very limited. He’s not someone who enjoys broad public support like Johnny Depp.
Marilyn Manson denied the claims of Evan Rachel Wood and others, but these accusations cost him his job. His former record label removed his work from their website, and he lost a role in the Starz series “American Gods”, in which he had previously participated as part of his semi-regular acting career. Meanwhile, the singer does not avoid scandals. Earlier this year, Manson was asked to remove a video depicting sexual harassment from his YouTube page.