Content warning: This article about Marilyn Manson contains references to sexual assault
On September 15th, a Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit from an ex-girlfriend of Marilyn Manson, who accused the musician of raping, withholding food and sleep, and threatening to kill her in 2011. The judge argued that the allegations were “not sufficient to invoke the delayed discovery rule,” and the woman, identified as Jane Doe, had 20 days to amend the filing with new details.
The revived complaint, filed on Thursday, September 23rd in Los Angeles, sees new, harrowing details about the alleged assault brought to light, including a claim that Manson told the Jane Doe accuser he would “bash her head in” if she reported the alleged assault to police.
“Plaintiff cannot be certain of the exact moment that she repressed the memories of the forced oral and vaginal rape, but knows that it was sometime in the hours or at most very few days after the vaginal rape,” the new filing states.
“She knows that she had repressed her memories at least by the time that she traveled to Australia on July 3, 2011, which was only a week or so later. Plaintiff was not experiencing any distress during that trip and did not remember what had happened to her.”
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Originally published on September 16th, 2021.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson, in which a woman, identified only as Jane Doe, accused the rocker of raping and threatening to kill her. Jane Doe claims to have been in a relationship with Manson in 2011.
As TMZ report, the judge argued that allegations put forwarded in the lawsuit “are not sufficient to invoke the delayed discovery rule.” The plaintiff has 20 days to amend the lawsuit with additional details.
Earlier this month, Marilyn Manson pleaded not guilty on two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault, related to an incident that allegedly took place during his concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 18, 2019.
Manson was accused of approaching a videographer at the concert and allegedly spitting and blowing snot on her. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, which each could result in a jail sentence of less than a year and a $2,000 fine if convicted.
Marilyn Manson is currently facing three other lawsuits. In April, Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco sued Manson for sexual assault and sexual battery. In May, a former assistant sued Manson for sexual assault, battery, and harassment. And in June, model Ashley Morgan Smithline sued him for sexual assault, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and unlawful imprisonment.
These allegations of assault came to light following a statement from Thirteen actress Evan Rachel Wood, that saw her identify Marilyn Manson as her alleged abuser.
After years of speculation, Wood took to Instagram to reveal Marilyn Manson as the partner that “horrifically abused” her.
“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote on the February 1st post. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.
“I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”
The revelation provoked several women to come forward, sharing their own stories of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and harassment allegedly experienced at the hands of Manson.
You can read a full timeline of the abuse allegations levied against Marilyn Manson here.