According to TMZ, Marilyn Manson has been hit with another lawsuit. A woman, identified as “Jane Doe,” decided to pursue legal action against the singer after accusing him of a number of disturbing things including rape and assault.
The woman claims that she started dating Manson in 2011 and that he made her watch a sickening home video called “Groupie.” As reported by TMZ, the clip showed Manson “tying a young fan to a chair and forcing her to drink a glass of a band member’s urine, threatening her with a gun and possibly pistol-whipping her.” The woman says the video was filmed following a 1996 show at the Hollywood Bowl and that the musician kept it locked up in a safe. However, a representative for Manson claims the video “was a scripted short film meant to be used for a future project that was never officially released.”
Furthermore, “Jane Doe” also claimed that Manson assaulted and raped her. She says she went to his house to return a key when he “forced her to the ground and raped her while she was face-down.” He also allegedly threatened to kill her after the incident.
The woman is currently suing for damages. She also wants a declaration saying that Manson broke the law.
This news comes after multiple women accused Manson of abuse. Those accusations were initially spurred by actress Evan Rachel Wood, who said that the musician “horrifically abused [her] for years.” Since then at least 15 women have come forward with allegations against the singer, including actress Esmé Bianco, who filed a lawsuit after accusing him of abuse and human trafficking, actress Bianca Allaine, who described him as the “most terrifying person [she has] ever met in [her] life,” actress/model Ashley Morgan Smithline, who was sexually assaulted and abused multiple times, and his former assistant Ashley Walters, who filed a lawsuit against him for sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, etc.
Wood has since shared more details regarding her time with Manson as well, including his alleged use of anti-Semitic and racial slurs. She has also claimed that his current wife Lindsay Usich and another woman named Leslee Lane threatened to release underage photos of her to destroy her career.
After all of this news broke, the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department confirmed that they were investigating Manson. Allaine also mentioned that she was planning to speak to the FBI.
Since Wood made her initial statement, Manson has been dropped by his manager Tony Ciulla, his label Loma Vista Recordings, his talent agency CAA, and a couple of TV shows. Others that worked with Manson have also come forward, including his former assistant Dan Cleary, who said he witnessed the musician abusing Usich.
Two of his other exes, Rose McGowan and Dita Von Teese, have both commented as well. Von Teese’s statement was the most recent and she said that the “details made public do not match [her] personal experience” with the singer, while also adding that “abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.”
A number of other musicians have also issued statements including Ellie Roswell (Wolf Alice), who said she once caught Manson “filming up [her] skirt with a GoPro,” Phoebe Bridgers, who said Manson previously “referred to a room in his house as the ‘r*pe room’,” Otep, who said Usich would call her house “hysterical because he was on another drug binge, threatening her life,” Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), who said that he has “been vocal over the years about [his] dislike of Manson as a person,” and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), who said that “every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true.” Actor Corey Feldman also claimed that Manson put “spies” into his life as part of a “decades long mental and emotional abuse” campaign.
For his part, Manson claimed that the accusations “are horrible distortions of reality.”
Aside from the above mentioned abuse allegations, Manson is also wanted in New Hampshire for two counts of misdemeanor simple assault after allegedly spitting on a videographer during an August 18, 2019 performance at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. The Gilford Police Department recently confirmed that a warrant has already been issued for that incident.