October 3, 2022
Marilyn Manson sexual assault investigation goes to prosecutors

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Detectives have submitted the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who will consider whether to file criminal charges, officials said Tuesday.

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department handed the case of the 53-year-old rocker, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, to the district attorney’s office on Monday.

A statement on Handoff did not provide any new details on the investigation, but the sheriff’s department previously said that detectives were investigating allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence from 2009 to 2011, which took place in West Hollywood, where at the time Manson lived.

Manson’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but his lawyer called the allegations “provably false.”

The investigation included a November search of Manson’s home, where media equipment and other items were confiscated.

Authorities have not identified the women involved, but many have publicly alleged that they were physically, sexually and emotionally abused by Manson at the time of the events during the investigation, and some have civil lawsuits filed. .

They include “Game of Thrones” actor Esme Bianco, whose lawyer said he also interviewed for law enforcement.

Manson himself is suing his former fiancĂ©, “Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, whose February 2021 Instagram post alleging that he “horribly abused me for years” set off a wave of public accusations against him .

The suit called her assault allegations fabricated, and said she and another woman used false pretense, including a fake letter from the FBI, to persuade other women to come forward.

Wood’s attorneys said in court documents that the lawsuit was frivolous, and an instance of retaliation she long threatened Wood with if she spoke out about her abuse.

Manson emerged as a music star in the mid-1990s, known for public controversies such as “The Beautiful People” and hit albums such as 1996’s “Antichrist Superstar” and 1998’s “Mechanical Animals”. .

The Associated Press generally does not name people who say they have been sexually abused unless they have come out in public as have been done by Bianco and Wood.

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