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Dismissed Marilyn Manson sexual assault lawsuit refiled

By | Published on Friday 24 September 2021

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A sexual assault lawsuit against Marilyn Manson has been refiled, a week after it was dismissed by an LA judge due to the statute of limitations.

In the lawsuit, filed in June, an unnamed woman accused the musician of raping her and threatening to kill her in 2011. She also alleged that he had shown her a video in which he abused a female fan backstage at a concert.

At a hearing last week, the judge overseeing the case dismissed it, saying that the accuser’s claim that she delayed coming forward due to memories of the alleged attacks being repressed wasn’t strong enough to extend the statute of limitations. The judge did, however, give 20 days for the suit to be amended and resubmitted if additional details about the alleged rape could be provided.

In the amended lawsuit, the woman provides further details of her allegations against Manson, adding that he had told her that he would “bash her head in” if she reported him to the police. She argues that her case should qualify for an extension of the statute of limitations, providing more detailed accounts of the sexual assaults she says she was subjected to.

Turning to her memories, she says that she it not sure exactly when she repressed them but “knows that it was sometime in the hours or at most very few days after” the assaults occurred.

Various women have come forward with accusations of sexual assault against the musician since actor Evan Rachel Wood spoke about her relationship with him as abusive earlier this year. Manson is currently fighting three other civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault, plus a criminal case in which he is accused of spitting on a videographer during a concert.

In 2018, the LA District Attorney decided not to proceed with a criminal case against Manson, in which he was accused of assaulting and holding a woman hostage over two days in 2011, due to the statute of limitations being expired and because of an “absence of corroboration”.