According to TMZ, Marilyn Manson was recently accused of raping a woman and holding her captive for 48 hours back in October 2011, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has since decided not to proceed with charges due to an “absence of corroboration.” There were also some battery and assault with a deadly weapon charges related to cutting that occurred during sex, but those have already exceeded the statute of limitations.
Manson‘s attorney Howard E. King commented:
“It is not surprising that the District Attorney, after investigation, summarily rejected the claims made in a police report filed by a former acquaintance against Brian Warner p/k/a Marilyn Manson.”
The allegations made to the police were and are categorically denied by Mr. Warner and are either completely delusional or part of a calculated attempt to generate publicity for the claimant’s business of selling Manson memorabilia.”
The police report that spurred the investigation was accompanied by the woman’s press release and other attempts to generate publicity that fraudulently claimed she was held captive by Mr. Warner for 48 hours in 2011. Any claim of sexual impropriety or imprisonment at that, or any other, time is false.”