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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Accusing Marilyn Manson of Sexual Assault

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Accusing Marilyn Manson of Sexual Assault

The woman, who identifies as a former girlfriend, has 20 days to amend her lawsuit. Manson is facing three other sexual assault lawsuits.

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Marilyn Manson (Leon Bennett/WireImage)

Note: This article contains discusses alleged sexual assault.


A judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a woman who accused Marilyn Manson of raping and threatening to kill her, TMZ reports and documents viewed by Pitchfork confirm. The judge argued that the allegations outlined in the lawsuit “are not sufficient to invoke the delayed discovery rule.” The woman, who said she began dating Manson in 2011 and is identified only as Jane Doe, has 20 days to amend the lawsuit with additional details. 

Manson is actively facing three other lawsuits. A former assistant sued Manson for sexual assault, battery, and harassment in May. In April, the actress Esmé Bianco sued Manson for sexual assault and sexual battery. In June he was sued by model Ashley Morgan Smithline for sexual assault, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and unlawful imprisonment. He was also named an alleged abuser by the actress Evan Rachel Wood earlier this year.

This month, Manson pleaded not guilty in New Hampshire on two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault, stemming from an incident during his August 18, 2019 concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Manson recently made a prominent appearance at Kanye West’s third Donda event at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Read Pitchfork’s timeline of Marilyn Manson’s abuse allegations “Tracing Marilyn Manson’s Blurred Lines Between Shock Rock and Alleged Abuse.”


If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, we encourage you to reach out for support:

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
http://www.rainn.org 
1 800 656 HOPE (4673)

Crisis Text Line
http://www.facebook.com/crisistextline (chat support)
SMS: Text “HERE” to 741-741

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