Detectives have turned over the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who will consider whether to file criminal charges, authorities said.
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department turned the case of the 53-year-old rocker, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, to prosecutors Monday.
A surrender statement didn’t provide new details about the investigation, but the sheriff’s department previously said detectives were investigating allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence from 2009 to 2011 that took place in West Hollywood, where Manson was living at the time.
Manson’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but his attorney has called the allegations “provenly false.”
The investigation included a search of Manson’s home in November, during which media equipment and other items were seized.
Authorities have not identified the women involved, but several have publicly claimed that they were physically, sexually and emotionally abused by Manson at the time of the incidents being investigated, and some have filed civil suits.
they include game of Thrones Actor Esme Bianco, whose attorney said she also gave interviews to law enforcement agencies.
Manson himself is suing his former fiancee, western world Actor Evan Rachel Wood, whose February 2021 Instagram post alleging he “abused me terribly for years” sparked a wave of public accusations against him.
The lawsuit calls her assault allegations fabricated and said she and another woman used false pretenses, including a false letter from the FBI, to convince other women to come forward.
Wood’s attorneys said in court documents that the lawsuit was without merit and an example of the retaliation he had long threatened Wood with if she spoke out about his abuse.
Manson emerged as a music star in the mid-1990s, known for both public controversy and hits the beautiful people and hit albums like 1996 Antichrist Superstar and 1998 mechanical animals.
https://www.independent.ie/news/marilyn-manson-sex-assault-investigation-goes-to-prosecutors-42005062.html The investigation into sexual assault against Marilyn Manson goes to the prosecutor’s office