An investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Marilyn Manson has been completed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and is being handed over to the Attorney General’s office for consideration of potential criminal charges.
The Mayor’s Victims Office has spent the past 19 months searching for Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, after several women accused the singer of sexual and physical assault. The DA’s office said in a statement to BuzzFeed News that the mayor’s department had provided as of Tuesday “partial case material” regarding its investigation.
“There is more material still pending, however, and we do not have a timeline for additional submission of LASD,” the statement said. “Once we receive everything, experienced prosecutors will carefully and deliberately review everything that has been submitted before making a decision to file a lawsuit. This review will take some time but rest assured that our office takes these allegations seriously.”
The mayor’s department did not immediately respond to a request for comment, as did Manson’s attorney. In the past, Manson has denied these allegations. In March, he sued actor Evan Rachel Wood and artist Elma Gore for defamation, fraud, and conspiracy for allegedly insulting them.
His defamation lawsuit has drawn comparisons to the recent case involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Depp and Manson are friends, and texts in which they disparaged their romantic partners were part of the court records. Heard was ordered to pay more than $10 million for claiming she was a victim of domestic violence. Depp later said he was pleased to have his name cleared in court, and Heard called the ruling a setback for women.
The investigation into Manson began in February 2021, after Wood posted on Instagram that her ex-fiancé had “horribly abused” her for years.
“He started grooming me as a teenager and abused me horribly for years,” Wood wrote. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into feeding.”
Other women have also accused Manson of abuse, including model Sarah McNeely, who wrote on Instagram that Manson “tortured” her, locked her in rooms, and threw her into a wall. Another model, Ashley Lindsay Morgan, wrote on Instagram that she met Manson sometime around 2009 or 2010, and they soon moved on together.
“There was assault, sexual violence, physical violence and coercion,” Morgan wrote.
Another woman, Ashley Walters, said she suffers from PTSD from her abusive relationship with Manson.
“It is becoming clear the offense he has caused; he keeps inflicting so many people on me and I can’t stand idly by and let this happen to others,” Walters wrote on Instagram. “Brian Warner must be held accountable.”
In addition, a woman named Gabriella Manson also accused of abuse, saying that he cut her off during sex, took nude pictures of her without her permission, and sent them to other people.
Despite the allegations, Manson continued to be recognized in Hollywood. Nominated at the 2022 Grammys. Featured by Kanye West on the album injury He invited him to perform on multiple occasions.
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