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5. Whereas at first I knew Mr. Warner didn’t do these items to me, I ultimately I started to query whether or not he truly did. On quite a few events, I used to be advised by Ms. Wooden, Esme Bianco and others that these items occurred to Ms. Wooden and Ms. Bianco; requested whether or not the identical issues occurred to me; and advised that I may be misremembering what occurred, repressing my recollections of what occurred, or that my recollections had not but surfaced—which they mentioned occurred to folks towards whom these acts had been perpetrated. I used to be requested whether or not I used to be repressing recollections to only get by day-to-day life, and whether or not it was simpler simply to not take into consideration what truly occurred than settle for actuality. In addition they mentioned it was vital for folks to come back ahead in order that nobody else will get harm.

6. I additionally recall that in one of many group conferences I attended with Ms. Wooden and Ms. Gore, Ms. Gore mentioned they might prepare safety for anybody who felt at risk from Mr. Warner. I recall that Ms. Bianco mentioned throughout this dialogue that personal investigators had been parked outdoors of her home and doubtless had been parked outdoors of mine. I additionally had separate conversations with Ms. Bianco throughout this time interval through which she advised me her relationship with Mr. Warner was just like that described by Ms. Wooden. She insisted that I used to be repressing recollections like she and different supposed victims of Mr. Warner had performed.

7. Finally, I began to imagine that what I used to be repeatedly advised occurred to Ms. Wooden and Ms. Bianco additionally occurred to me.

8. In or round January 2021, I attended a name on which Ms. Wooden mentioned that on a sure day she would submit to her social media naming Mr. Warner as her abuser, and that all of us ought to do the identical on or across the similar day. I mentioned with Ms. Gore making such a press release on my Instagram web page accusing Mr. Warner of abuse. Ms. Gore drafted the assertion, and I gave her my password to submit it. The narrative finally posted to my account on or round February 1, 2021 contained unfaithful statements about Mr. Warner, together with that there was violence and non-consensual sexual exercise in our temporary relationship, and that I had repressed recollections of the identical. As one other instance, there was no branding or chopping skilled in the course of the temporary relationship and positively no “Marilyn Manson” initials carved on my physique.

9. On June 29, 2021, a grievance was filed within the lawsuit Ashley Lindsay Morgan Smithline v. Brian Warner et al., Case No. 2:21-cv-5289. The grievance was filed by my legal professional on the time, Jay Ellwanger. Ms. Bianco advised me Mr. Ellwanger was her lawyer and that I ought to use him. Mr. Ellwanger didn’t evaluation the contents of the grievance with me earlier than submitting it and didn’t ship me a draft of the grievance to approve earlier than submitting it. The grievance contained unfaithful statements about Mr. Warner, together with that there was violence and non-consensual sexual exercise in our temporary relationship, and that I had repressed recollections of the identical till assembly with Ms. Wooden, Ms. Gore, and others in 2020. Main as much as the submitting of the grievance, I felt pressured by Mr. Ellwanger to go on a press tour, which included an interview on The View and an interview and photoshoot with Folks journal. I used to be very uncomfortable doing this press however felt pressured to do it.

10. After the lawsuit was filed on my behalf, I fired Mr. Ellwanger, and the case was dismissed. I by no means acquired any cash from Mr. Warner and am not looking for any cash from him. I’ve no intention of refiling any lawsuit towards Mr. Warner.

11. I by no means supposed to pursue prison expenses towards Mr. Warner and don’t have any intention now of ever pursuing prison expenses, as Mr. Warner didn’t ever assault or abuse me.

12. Trying again, I really feel I used to be manipulated by Ms. Wooden, Ms. Gore, Ms. Bianco, and Mr. Ellwanger to unfold publicly false accusations of abuse towards Mr. Warner.

I declare beneath penalty of perjury beneath the legal guidelines of the State of California that the foregoing is true and proper.

Should you or somebody you recognize has been affected by sexual assault, we encourage you to succeed in out for assist:

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