Marilyn Manson in the News (November 14-21, 2021) - Rolling Stone Makes a Revelation, the Phoenix Act Website Goes Down, Manson Accuser's Social Media Accounts Gone, While Manson Sells Home, Seeks Mediation-Settlement, and Attends Sunday Service


Let's take a look at some of the more interesting stories in the news in regards to Marilyn Manson, from November 14th to November 21.

1. Rolling Stone Has Officially Redefined the Word "Monster"

A few days ago I completed my response in a six-part series to the propaganda hit-piece published by Rolling Stone on November 14th regarding the accusations and lawsuits that have been brought against Manson. I pretty much summarized everything I wanted to say there. However, there is one thing I wanted to bring up that I did not cover.

On July 15, 2021, Noah Shachtman became the Editor-in-Chief of Rolling Stone. All responsibility for what was published in the article against Marilyn Manson is his responsibility. If you take a look at his Twitter feed, the guy is clearly a one-sided "journalist", who hovers within the camp of the radical left. Well, someone posted on Twitter something that was inspired by Part Two of my series, where I talk about how Rolling Stone has a new definition of the word "Monster" from all the ways it was used in the past by Rolling Stone itself, and since this new definition is under his watch, Noach Schachtman replied:

"That's the point. The new Rolling Stone is going to confront monsters, even -- especially -- if it means confronting monsters the magazine helped elevate."


So here we have on record that Rolling Stone indeed has a new definition for the word "monster" under its new radical left Editor-in-Chief, and its radical left activist readers are very excited about it. From now on, if you are a "Monster of Rock", according to the new definition of Rolling Stone you are an abuser.

Notice also how he basically admits the article had a predetermined narrative. This is proof enough for Manson to sue him and Rolling Stone for libel and defamation.

I found it funny how he considered TMZ's reporting "sleazy bullshit" on November 15th, when he accused them of ripping off their story (see here). He tweeted: 
 
"This is some sleazy bullshit. @TMZ is straight ripping off @RollingStone's reporting without attribution."

When the Rolling Stone article came out on November 14th, this is what Noah Shachtman tweeted:

"You've probably heard some of the allegations against Marilyn Manson. A nine-month @RollingStone investigation reveals the truth is much, much worse. Turns out, Marilyn Manson's disturbing treatment of women started long before he got famous. And as his star rose, Manson's alleged abuses grew more and more elaborate. I could tweet out detail after agonizing detail of this story. But the thing that really unnerved me?  Manson told us all along ***exactly who he was and what he was doing***. The world just chose to brush it off."

Can anyone argue after this that Rolling Stone is not biased, and can they truly argue without any sense of shame that what they conducted was an "investigation"? I think not. Talk about "sleazy bullshit" reporting.


2. Statements Issued Against Rolling Stone

Everyone contacted by Rolling Stone who supports Manson either didn't respond, or after they did respond issued statements about how they were misrepresented by Rolling Stone. All of those statements can be seen in Part Five of my series.


3. Phoenix Act Website Down

When you go to the official website of the Phoenix Act, Evan Rachel Wood's pet project to increase the statute of limitations for abuse victims, you see it is now expired. Check it out for yourself:

https://phoenixact.com/

What does this mean? Well, it either means Evan Rachel Wood forgot to pay her annual domain fee, or she doesn't really care any more, or she is rebranding. Of course, there may be a financial or tax issue or something like that too. I don't know what it means, but I can guarantee you that the when the domain becomes available in another 70 days or so, some Manson fan will snatch it to expose Evan Rachel Wood and Illma Gore, among others.


4. Manson Accusers Take Down Social Media Accounts

As I revealed in Part Five of my series, Ashley Walters has removed all her Twitter posts. After visiting her LinkTree account, where she posted hundreds of her photos, I noticed that the account has been stripped of her photos as well. Ashley Walters has also removed her Facebook account, leaving her with only an Instagram account.

It was also observed that Ashley Morgan Smithline has removed her Facebook account, leaving her only with an Instagram account.

Esme Bianco as of now has both Twitter and Instagram.


5. Esme's Revealing Photos

No, not "those" revealing photos (there are plenty of those on the internet). Esme Bianco shared some photos in her Instagram Stories that revealed Manson has been on her mind these days. Whether she did this on purpose or not, I don't know.

 


6. Manson Sells Home

Manson put his 2,711-square-foot Los Angeles mansion on the market for $1,750,000 in early October. This past week he sold it for 5% above the asking price at $1,835,000.

Daily Mail was quick to post about it with the headline: "Marilyn Manson sells his Hollywood Hills home with 'rape room'..." Evan Rachel Wood reposted and corrected the Daily Mail by saying: "Wrong Home". Indeed, this is the wrong house Manson made his rape joke about his bedroom being a "rape room" to Phoebe Bridgers, but when Evan made the correction, she was implying this wasn't the house she was allegedly raped in. Just when you think you can agree with Evan on something, you uncover her true intentions and you realize there just isn't anything you can agree with her on. The Daily Mail also took the opportunity in their article to talk about the "Bad Girl Room", which also wasn't in this house. Shows how much they are more interested in sensationalism than truth.

Where Manson and Lindsay will make their new home is not yet public.


7. Global Mediation and Settlement Become Options for Manson Cases

According to Rolling Stone, on November 19th, defense lawyer Stephen D. Rothschild said that Manson was open to settlement discussions with the Jane Doe ex-girlfriend who claims the musician brutally raped her at his residence in 2011. The lawyer then took it a step further, saying:

“There are other cases that are somewhat related, and so as things progress, we may decide that it’s best to have a global mediation. I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon, but it is in the cards."

This news came after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian set the trial date for the Jane Doe case for October 3, 2023, estimating it would take five days to try the case in front of a jury.

Attorney Tracey Cowan, who represents Doe, declined to comment when Rolling Stone reached out.

What does this all mean?

As you can see, it will be another two years till we get the first trial in the Manson cases. It will take this long to properly gather the evidence for each side to make their case. This is not a criminal trial, but a civil trial. Because civil trials do take so long, which means they cost a fortune in lawyer fees, it is very common for them to end in a settlement. Very rarely do such civil trials go their course. Since the Jane Doe case will be kept private for the sake of preserving her anonymity, the likely case is that it will end in a settlement, which both parties will agree to, and the case will never be brought to court. This will be a wise move for Manson, since it will allow his lawyers to focus on the more public cases.

The other more public cases are being offered up to a Global Mediation. This only means a third party will mediate between the two parties to reach some sort of an agreement as to how they will choose their course of action. This could end in a trial or a settlement, depending on how the mediation goes. The plaintiff of each case has not agreed or disagreed to this offer as of yet.

Does a settlement mean Manson is guilty. By no means. In fact, a settlement will work in his favor. Manson's accusers have stated in the media that they want to see him in jail, and they have even expressed their disapproval with Manson being seen eating in public and going to church. Since none of these cases are criminal trials, but civil suits, Manson will not see any jail time even if he is found guilty, but through a civil suit they can still do damage if they present all the evidence they claim in a trial. However, if the accusers give in to a settlement, they will never be able to present their alleged evidence, and will show to the world they would rather take the payout and shut-up and allow Manson to freely go about his business. By Manson offering a settlement, he can put the ball in their side of the court where they have to make the choice to make this trial about them getting a payout or putting all their alleged evidence on the table. Either way, it all looks good for Manson, as I see it.

It should be added, just about every civil case Manson has been involved in throughout his career has ended in a settlement.


8. Manson Attends Another Sunday Service

Manson and his wife Lindsay attended another one of Ye's Sunday Services on November 21st, though not actively participating but sitting in their seats. Two photos were released of their attendance to the Instagram account of Colonel Kurtz, one with Manson and Lindsay, and the other of Manson with Burberry Erry, a skateboarder and style influencer, sporting a Golden Age of Grotesk shirt.