Earlier this week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent LA District Attorney George Gascón their file on the sexual abuse investigation of Marilyn Manson [via L.A. Times]. On Tuesday (September 20), prosecutors said more evidence is needed before they can consider criminal charges.
The investigation into Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, was conducted by the LA County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau over a period of 19 months. NBC Los Angeles reports that the DA’s office said the file they received contained “partial case material.”
“There is more material that is still outstanding. However, we do not have a timeline for the additional submission from LASD,” the office wrote in a release. “Once we receive everything, experienced prosecutors will carefully and deliberately review everything that has been submitted before making a filing decision. This review will take some time, but you can be assured that our office will take these allegations very seriously.”
Allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence have been made against Manson by various women, starting in February 2021 when actress Evan Rachel Wood, who dated the musician from 2006 to 2010, named him as her alleged abuser. Since then, other claims have been made by Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco, actress Bianca Allaine, Ashley Morgan Smithlinehis earlier personal assistant Ashley Waltersone unnamed ex-boyfriend and others who have supported the claims.
Last November, the authorities searched Manson’s home in Los Angeles as part of the investigation, where several media devices were seized.
In March of this year, Manson filed suit against Woodwhich included several complaints: intentional infliction of emotional distress, per se defamation, violation of the Comprehensive Computer Data and Access Fraud Act, and Internet impersonation.
The report essentially alleged that Wood and her partner Ashley Gore conspired to build a case against him by recruiting and persuading potential accusers, illegally hacking into his email accounts to create fraudulent communication chains, and posing as being an FBI agent by forging a letter warning the alleged. victims and their families that they could be at risk as a result of the investigation.
“There will come a time when I can share more about the events of the past year. Until then, I will let the facts speak for themselves,” the singer wrote in a post on his Instagramand shared a link to the full trial in his bio, which can be seen here.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help. Visit RAIN website (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) or call 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673).
Timeline of abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson
After actress Evan Rachel Wood first publicly accused rock singer Marilyn Manson of abuse in February 2021, similar allegations from others against the musician also surfaced. Below is a timeline of those allegations, beginning with Wood’s 2018 testimony that revealed her alleged abuse but had yet to name an abuser. Manson denied the charges. He subsequently sued Wood for fraud and conspiracy in March 2022.