Marilyn Manson‘s legal situation with Evan Rachel Wood — who’s accused him of abuse — is being compared to Johnny Depp‘s … this as a Twitter thread linking the two is going viral.
The thread — consisting of several tweets that attempt to paint MM as an abuser — got started Friday … with the author, who says she’s an IPV survivor/advocate, laying out what she claims is evidence that she insists backs ERW’s horrific allegations against her ex.
At a few different points in her deep dive, the Twitter user mentions ties between Manson and Depp — including the fact that they’re close friends … while suggesting Manson may be ripping a page out his JD’s playbook by taking his accuser to court with a defamation suit.
As TMZ reported … Manson accused Wood of concocting her claims against him in an alleged elaborate scheme he says was meant to ruin his reputation and career. He’s denied all of her allegations, including those from the other women who’ve also accused him.
Back to Johnny for a minute, though, because there’s a debate raging about whether the claims he leveled against Amber Heard — which were found to be mostly true by a jury — are, in fact, comparable to Manson … who is also alleging his accuser is making all this up.
The Twitter user notes that the cases are totally separate with differing evidence and allegations — but throughout, she appears to be implying that JD has established a dangerous precedent for men accused of abuse … including Manson.
A handful online agree — namely, that the support Depp amassed throughout his trial could backfire by automatically lending itself to other stars in similar scenarios … in this case, Manson, who some believe has been credibly accused, considering the deets of his case.
Others, however, are standing firm that supporting Depp doesn’t automatically mean support for Manson … and that trying to conflate the two cases just because they’re pals is wrong.
What almost everyone seems to be missing is that Johnny was within his right to take Amber to court and have the facts laid out … as is Manson, as is anyone else. It’s called due process — and everyone is entitled to exercise it if they have a legal bone to pick.
Johnny had his day in court, and Manson will have his too. Trying to firm up public sentiments one way or another before that seems like a fool’s errand … and yet.