Marilyn Manson categorically denies the allegations of rape levied against him, calling them an attempt for publicity by a woman who sells Manson memorabilia.
As The Blast previously reported, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced on Friday they were not pursuing charges against Manson stemming from claims about an incident from 2011.
Manson's attorney, Howard E. King, tells The Blast, "Under current policy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney must investigate any claim of sexual abuse, no matter how outlandish. 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."
King continues, "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 attorney adds, "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."
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Los Angeles District Attorney investigated Manson on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault and battery, and rape. The two assault charges were not filed because the statute of limitations had run out.
As for the rape charge, the document reads, “Sexual assault charge cannot be filed due to absence of corroboration.”