The investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson has been completed by the LA County Sheriff’s Department and has been turned to the district attorney’s office for consideration of possible criminal charges.
The sheriff’s special victims bureau spent the final 19 months looking at Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, after multiple women accused the singer of sexual and physical abuse. The DA’s office said in a statement to BuzzFeed News that the sheriff’s department has by Tuesday provided “partial case material” regarding its investigation.
“There’s more material that’s still outstanding, however, we don’t have a timeline for the excess submission from the LASD,” the statement said. “After we receive everything, experienced prosecutors will carefully and deliberatively review precisely what has been submitted before making a filing decision. This review will need a while but be confident our office takes these allegations very seriously.”
The sheriff’s department didn’t immediately react to a obtain comment and neither did Manson’s attorney. During the past, Manson has denied the allegations. In March, he sued actor Evan Rachel Wood and artist Illma Gore for defamation, fraud, and conspiracy for alleging he abused them.
His defamation suit has drawn comparisons to the recent case involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard; Depp and Manson are friends, and texts between them where they disparaged their romantic partners were section of court public records. Heard was ordered to pay a lot more than $10 million for saying she was a victim of domestic abuse. Depp later said he was very happy to clear his name in court, and Heard described the verdict as a setback for women.
The investigation into Manson began in February 2021, after Wood posted on Instagram that her ex-fianc “horrifically abused” her for a long time.
“He started grooming me when I was an adolescent and horrifically abused me for a long time,” Wood wrote. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.”
Other women also have accused Manson of abuse, including model Sarah McNeilly, who wrote on Instagram that Manson “tortured” her, locked her in rooms, and threw her against a wall. Another model, Ashley Lindsay Morgan, wrote on Instagram that she met Manson sometime around 2009 or 2010, and they quickly moved in together.
There is abuse, sexual violence, assault and coercion,” Morgan wrote.
An other woman, Ashley Walters, said she experiences PTSD from her abusive relationship with Manson.
“It became clear the abuse hes caused; he continues to inflict on so many and I cannot the stand by position and let this eventually others,” Walters wrote on Instagram. “Brian Warner must be held accountable.
Additionally, a female named Gabriella also accused Manson of abuse, saying he cut her during intercourse, took photos of her nude without her permission, and sent them to other folks.
Regardless of the allegations, Manson has stayed recognized in Hollywood. He was nominated at the 2022 Grammys. Kanye West featured him on the album Donda and contains invited him to execute on multiple occasions.