Marilyn Manson accuser claims Evan Rachel Wood 'manipulated' her into false allegation

Ashley Morgan Smithline was one of several women who had accused Manson of sexual abuse over the past two years. However, she has now recanted her allegation. In a declaration, she alleged that she was "manipulated by Ms Wood" until she agreed to "spread publicly false accusations of abuse", referencing Manson's ex-fiancée. "I succumbed to pressure from Evan Rachel Wood and her associates to make accusations of rape and assault against Mr Warner that were not true." Smithline alleged in a declaration obtained by Page Six on Thursday.