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LA District Attorney drops Marilyn Manson sexual assault case

By | Published on Monday 13 August 2018

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed that a sexual assault accusation against Marilyn Manson is one of a number of #MeToo-related cases it has decided not to pursue.

A police report accusing Manson of holding a woman captive for two days in 2011 was filed in May. However, a new court filing says that the case was declined due to the statute of limitations being expired and because of an “absence of corroboration”.

In a statement, Manson’s lawyer Howard E King told The Hollywood Reporter: “Under current policy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney must investigate any claim of sexual abuse, no matter how outlandish. It is not surprising that the District Attorney, after investigation, summarily rejected the claims made in a police report filed by a former acquaintance against Brian Warner pka Marilyn Manson”.

“The allegations made to the police were and are categorically denied by Mr Warner and are either completely delusional or part of a calculated attempt to generate publicity for the claimant’s business of selling Manson memorabilia”, he continued. “The police report that spurred the investigation was accompanied by the woman’s press release and other attempts to generate publicity that fraudulently claimed she was held captive by Mr Warner for 48 hours in 2011. Any claim of sexual impropriety or imprisonment at that, or any other, time is false”.

The LA District Attorney also said that it would not pursue cases against rapper ASAP Bari and ‘Girls’ writer Murray Miller. It is still investigating a number of other claims, including accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and actor Steven Seagal.