Johnny Depp fans rally behind Marilyn Manson, slam Evan Rachel Wood

Johnny Depp’s longtime friendship with disgraced shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been referenced repeatedly in his ongoing trial of ex-wife Amber Heard – but his radical fanbase is now taking it to a darker place.

Depp is suing his former spouse for $50 million, alleging she defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which she wrote that she was a victim of domestic violence.

Depp’s superfans have launched a #JusticeforJohnnyDepp smear campaign against 36-year-old Heard on social media, accusing her of a “psychotic witch” and a “manipulative liar”.

And now, with the trial adjourned until next Monday, the actor’s passionate fans have turned their attention to Manson, 53, who first became friends with Depp, 58, in the 1990s. Thousands of instances of the hashtag #IStandWithMarilynManson have flooded Twitter in the last week alone.

Like Depp, Manson – who was born Brian Warner – was brought down by abuse allegations from a high-profile former flame.

In February 2021, Manson’s ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood, 34, accused the rocker of “horrific” abuse, writing on her Instagram page, “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I’m sick of living in fear of retribution, defamation or blackmail.” The three-time Emmy nominee went on to claim that she was “groomed” by Manson when they met in 2006 when she was 18 and he was 37.

Some die-hard Depp supporters took to Twitter to cite alleged similarities between Heard and Wood, claiming Manson could be the victim of false accusations just as they believe Depp.

Johnny Depp has been close friends with rocker Marilyn Manson for almost three decades.  Depp has been accused of abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard, while Manson has been accused of abuse by former flame Evan Rachel Wood.  Now, some Depp supporters, who believe the actor is innocent, are claiming that Manson could also be the victim of false accusations.  Manson and Wood are pictured on the left, while Depp and Heard are on the right.
Johnny Depp has been close friends with rocker Marilyn Manson for almost three decades. Depp has been accused of abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard, while Manson has been accused of abuse by former flame Evan Rachel Wood. Now, some Depp supporters, who believe the actor is innocent, are claiming that Manson could also be the victim of false accusations. Manson and Wood are pictured on the left, while Depp and Heard are on the right.
Depp and Manson have been close friends since the 1990s.  Both men were brought down by allegations of abuse from their famous ex-lovers.
Depp (left) and Manson have been close friends since the 1990s. Both men were brought down by allegations of abuse from their famous ex-lovers.
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Both Heard and Wood are blonde actresses in their 30s whose relationships with the older and more famous men continue to push them into the spotlight.

The pair were even photographed together, prompting a flurry of conspiracy theories.

“In the world of showbiz, there are always two toxic friends who choose to putt [“Mean Girls” villain] Too bad Regina George and this is Amber Heard and Evan Rachel Wood.” one person wroteabove a snap of the two starlets eating together.

“I see so many similarities between Amber Heard and Evan Rachel Wood.” another explained. “The wrong abuse. The ‘I’m an innocent girl, he tried to lure me to his house by promising a movie’. The flirty moments they try to stave off to be powerful (and yet end up in a relationship with them afterwards).”

Manson and Wood dated between 2007 and 2010. They were briefly engaged.  Last year, Wood spoke up and accused the older musician "personal hygiene" her when they met when she was just a teenager.
Manson and Wood dated between 2007 and 2010. They were briefly engaged. Last year, Wood spoke up and accused the older musician of “grooming” her when they met when she was a teenager.
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Some have even gone so far as to claim that both Depp and Manson are “abused men”.

“Now that people finally believe Johnny Depp is innocent, when will they start believing Marilyn Manson?” asked a Twitter user. “Now you’d think people with the goofy stuff realize it’s important not to be too quick to judge, but they still do.”

Another answered: “I always believed that both Depp and Manson were innocent. AH [Amber Heard] and ADULT [Evan Rachel Wood] I just saw an opportunity to gain influence with the #MeToo movement. But they only destroy the credibility of women with DV [domestic violence] and SA [sexual assault]“.

Representatives for Depp, Heard, Manson and Wood did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.

Meanwhile, Depp’s fans are very devoted, to say the least, with some shelling out $30,000 to travel to his current trial as a show of support. Online, dork die-hards have taken to TikTok to accuse Heard of “fake crying.”

And while some supporters are now sympathetic to Manson, the differences between the allegations leveled against Depp and the goth musician are vastly different.

Depp and Manson have been close friends for decades.  They are pictured together in 2006.
Depp and Manson have been close friends for decades. They are pictured together in 2006.
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Manson has been accused of multiple abuse for over two decades.

In 2001, Manson was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault and assault after he allegedly assaulted security guard Joshua Keasler.

Keasler claimed the musician rubbed his crotch on his head during a concert in Michigan. The case was settled out of court.

Manson and Wood are pictured together in 2006. They confirmed their relationship in January 2007.
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In 2018, “House” star Charlyne Yi accused Manson of harassing “just about every woman” when he visited the show’s set, asking them inappropriate “scissor-cutting” questions.

Meanwhile, about 15 other women, including “Game of Thrones” actress Esmé Bianco, came forward with allegations of abuse following Wood’s allegations of abuse last year. The claims are being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, although no charges have been filed.

Earlier this year, Wood lashed out at her ex again, accusing him of forcing her to have sex on camera in his music video for the song “Heart-Shaped Glasses.”

“Of all the false claims Evan Rachel Wood has made about Brian Warner, her imaginative retelling of the making of the ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’ music video 15 years ago is the boldest and easiest to refute because of the multiple witnesses. ‘ Manson’s attorney told The Post at the time.

Wood and Manson met in 2006 and confirmed their relationship the following year. They became engaged briefly in 2010 before eventually separating.

Depp and Manson are pictured in 2001.  During his current defamation trial, Depp admitted to doing drugs with the rocker.
Depp and Manson are pictured in 2001. During his current defamation trial, Depp admitted to doing drugs with the rocker.
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Meanwhile, Manson and Depp have a close friendship that goes back three decades.

The “Blow” star even reportedly made the musician godfather to his daughter Lily-Rose Depp after she was born in 1999.

In 2017, the actor appeared in one of Manson’s racy music videos, simulating a threesome with two topless models.

During the current defamation trial, Depp admitted in court that he did cocaine with Manson and “once gave him a pill.”

Depp is pictured testifying against Amber Heard during his blockbuster defamation trial.
Depp is pictured testifying against Amber Heard during his blockbuster defamation trial.
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The trial between Depp and Heard is set to continue next Monday, on which date Heard will be questioned by Depp’s team.

The ‘Secret Window’ star claims he never abused Heard and that he was the one who was actually attacked by her.

Heard, who is countering Depp for $100 million, took the stand last week and claimed Depp slapped her in the face and conducted a “cave search,” allegedly believing she had hidden his cocaine in her vagina.

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