A 19-month sexual abuse investigation into Marilyn Manson has been sent to the district by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Atti. Jorge Gascon for the decision to file criminal charges against the singer.
The Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau, which handles sexual and physical abuse investigations, submitted its comprehensive investigation into the artist, whose real name is Brian Warner, to file consideration Monday. A search warrant was issued at his house in November.
Sheriff’s investigators revealed early last year, “The incidents occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in downtown West Hollywood.” Several women have accused Manson of sexual and physical abuse. He has repeatedly denied the allegations. The statute of limitations for rape in California is 10 years, so any charges may depend on the type of crime and how long ago it occurred.
“Once we receive the case, it will be carefully evaluated by experienced prosecutors to determine whether it is appropriate to file charges at this time,” Gascon said last week. “The District Attorney is committed to investing in trauma-informed care for all victims of sexual assault, abuse and intimate partner violence. We understand how difficult it can be to come forward as a victim, especially when the case is at this stage. and are dedicated to treating all victims with the highest level of care and respect.”
Evan Rachel Wood, star of HBO’s “Westworld,” was in a relationship with Manson at the time of the allegations. He got engaged to the singer in 2010 before the split. Last year, Wood and several other women publicly accused Manson of abuse.
“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and abused me badly for years,” Wood wrote in messages posted on Instagram. “I was brainwashed and the submissions were manipulated. I live in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.”
In 2018, as the #MeToo movement grew, Wood testified before a congressional committee about horrific abuse at the hands of an unnamed former partner.
Manson has denied the allegations but was dropped from his record label as the number of allegations grew. In March, he sued Wood and artist Ilma Gore in LA County Superior Court, accusing him of defamation, fraud, and conspiracy.
Manson also faces a federal trial in Los Angeles charged with sexual assault and battery and human trafficking. The lawsuit was filed by actor Esme Bianco last year.
Bianco alleged that she was raped and subjected to sleep deprivation and forced labor after Manson offered to help obtain a work visa.
Manson’s rise to fame occurred in the mid-1990s, partly built on an extreme stage personality that sparked controversy and spawned albums such as “Antichrist Superstar” in 1996.