The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has declined to charge Marilyn Manson in a sexual assault case from October 2011, Pitchfork reports. The public allegations, revealed for the first time today, come following a police report filed in May 2018 alleging “unspecified sex crimes” from 2011.
According to TMZ, legal documents show Manson was accused of raping a woman in 2011. The exact details of the case are unclear, but according to the DA, they declined to press charges based on an “absence of corroboration.”
Manson also reportedly faced battery and assault with a deadly weapon allegations but the statute of limitations has expired which prohibits the DA from charging Manson. As reported by TMZ, a source close to the investigations claims the allegations stem from erotic cutting.
On Friday, August 10, Manson’s attorney Howard E. King, Esq., released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “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 p/k/a 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. 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.”
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