Judge dismisses one of the sexual assault lawsuits against Marilyn Manson
Manson still faces three additional suits related to sexual assault, and the dismissed case could still go ahead if amended.
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A judge has dismissed one of the sexual assault lawsuits being brought against Marilyn Manson due to the statute of limitations. The anonymous accuser, going under the name Jane Doe, has 20 days to file a new complaint and provide more details for consideration.
The suit claims that Manson raped Doe, as well as threatened her life. In a statement provided to Rolling Stone, the attorney for Doe remained confident that the case will only be dismissed temporarily: “Marilyn Manson wants to silence our client about her rape. He tried to use technical legal arguments to get her case thrown out altogether.
“The judge thoughtfully analysed the case law, and rightfully held that her case can go forward, so long as she amends her complaint to add some additional details. We intend to amend with those additional details very shortly, and look forward to the opportunity to make Manson answer for his actions.”
The case is one of four related to sexual assault Manson is facing. Model Ashley Morgan Smithline has accused Manson of sexual assault, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, human trafficking, and unlawful imprisonment and other allegations in a lawsuit filed in June.
Manson’s former personal assistant Ashley Walters has alleged that Manson committed sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress in a suit filed in May, while actress Esmé Bianco alleged that he raped and sexually battered her in a lawsuit filed in April.
Many other women have made statements alleging abusive behaviour against Manson, including his ex-fiance Evan Rachel Wood. Manson has denied all allegations, and the legal charges being made against him.