January 30, 2013 9:07
Marilyn Manson sues woman for claiming he is 'pro-Nazi'
Yolanda Tharpe said she was engaged to the rock star
Marilyn Manson is suing a woman who claimed to be engaged to him and then claimed he was 'pro-Nazi' when he asked her to leave him alone.
Yolanda Tharpe is being sued by Manson, real name Brian Warner, over five claims of defamation, misappropriation of common law right of publicity, unlawful use of Manson's name for commercial advantage, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress with the shock rocker seeking £30,000 in compensation.
The claims were brought to light on Tuesday (January 29) at Los Angeles Superior Court with Manson revealing "months-long campaign of defamation and harassment" at the hands of Tharpe. Manson insists he does not know Tharpe, despite her announcing last year to various media outlets that she was engaged to him.
Billboard reports that Tharpe, who told the court she is a musician and independent occult filmmaker and goes by the stage name Seraphim Ward, was also accused of telling people Manson was pro-Nazi and "not want to be seen with African-American women like her" when he demanded she retract the statement about their engagement.
Tharpe has also claimed that Manson is stalking her and is "responsible for the deaths of her two cats".
Marilyn Manson ended 2012 by sharing a picture of his damaged ear following a brawl at a concert in Switzerland.
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