It has been some months since we have heard any update regarding the investigation involving Marilyn Manson and his alleged acts of sexual abuse and violence. Back in 2021, actress Evan Rachel Wood shared that Manson had sexually abused her for years; after Wood spoke out against Marilyn, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor spoke to how vocal he has been about his dislike for the shock-rocker, and a former assistant of Manson’s sued him for sexual assault, battery, and harassment.
Earlier this year, Wood put out a documentary titled Phoenix Rising, which explores Wood’s work to pass California’s Phoenix Act in 2019, which extended the statute of limitations on abuse charges. It also features Wood talking about her past relationship with Marilyn Manson. Manson then sued Wood for defamation over her sexual abuse allegations against him. It is also worth noting that, earlier this year, Manson reportedly threatened “retaliatory legal action” against the former assistant who sued him, if she were to took part in Wood’s documentary.
As of recently, a new update has arrived in regards to the investigation into Marilyn Manson’s alleged acts of sexual abuse. This update comes from LA District Attorney George Gascón. In the video update provided by the LA District Attorney, the question is asked “Evan Rachel Wood wanted me to ask how the Brian Warner case is developing?”
This is the answer that is provided: “The Brian Warner matter is still under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has not yet been submitted to our office. Please be assured that we are requesting regular updates on the status of the investigation.
“The District Attorney is committed to investing in trauma-informed care for all victims of sexual assault, abuse and intimate partner violence. We understand how difficult it may be to come forward as a victim, especially when the case involves this level of notoriety, and are dedicated to treating all victims with the highest levels of care and respect.
“Once we have received the case, it will be carefully evaluated by an experienced prosecutor to determine if it is appropriate to file charges at this time. We are hopeful that the LASD will present the case to us sometime this month.”
You can find the video statement from District Attorney George Gascón below. We will provide more updates as this story develops. If you or someone you care about is suffering abuse at the hands of their partner, please contact RAINN or call 800.656.HOPE (4673). Remember: you are not alone.
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