Marilyn Manson sexual assault lawsuit dismissed by federal decide

A sexual abuse lawsuit filed in opposition to Marilyn Manson by Ashley Morgan Smithline was dismissed by a federal decide Tuesday in Los Angeles.  

In Smithline’s preliminary go well with, she accused Manson, whose full title is Brian Warner, of a number of cases of rape and abuse between 2010 and 2013. 

“We thank and commend Ashley Smithline for dismissing her claims in opposition to Brian Warner with out in search of or receiving something in return,” Manson’s legal professional, Howard King, mentioned in an announcement supplied to Fox Information Digital. 

“Ms. Smithline has refused to be manipulated by others who’re attempting to pursue their very own agendas in opposition to Mr. Warner. We want her nicely and can proceed to work to guarantee {that a} vital value can be paid by those that have tried to abuse our authorized system.”

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Marilyn Manson sexual assault lawsuit dismissed by federal decide

Marilyn Manson had a authorized victory Tuesday when decide dismissed a sexual abuse lawsuit.
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The case was formally dismissed by Decide Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha after Smithline filed a movement to withdraw illustration underneath Jay Ellwanger in October after which failed to search out new counsel by the court-ordered Dec. 5 submitting date.

Smithline’s go well with was dismissed “with out prejudice,” which offers the chance for her to refile the claims sooner or later. 

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Manson’s lawyer argued that the court docket filings confirmed “that earlier than making their public accusations in opposition to Mr. Warner – all based mostly on acts alleged to have occurred as a lot as ten or extra years earlier – they met and spoke with one another, usually as a gaggle, concerning the accusations they’d make.”

Manson has denied all abuse allegations filed against him.

Manson has denied all abuse allegations filed in opposition to him.
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Authorized paperwork acknowledged that “a number of girls” have come ahead to “falsely accuse” Manson of abuse, together with Smithline and Esmé Bianco, who additionally retained Ellwanger for authorized counsel in her personal go well with in opposition to Manson.

Evan Rachel Wooden accused Manson of “grooming” her when she was a youngster in an Instagram submit shared in February 2021. The previous couple started relationship in 2007 when Wooden was 19 and Manson was 39.

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“The title of my abuser is Brian Warner, additionally recognized to the world as Marilyn Manson. He began grooming me once I was a youngster and horrifically abused me for years,” she wrote on the time. 

“I used to be brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I’m executed dwelling in concern of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I’m right here to reveal this harmful man and name out the numerous industries which have enabled him, earlier than he ruins any extra lives. I stand with the numerous victims who will not be silent.”

Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood began dating in 2007 when she was 19.

Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wooden started relationship in 2007 when she was 19.
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Manson, 53, denied all accusations and filed a defamation lawsuit in opposition to Wooden in March 2022, saying the claims in opposition to him had been a “malicious falsehood.”

In a declaration to the court docket from July 25, 2022, Manson addressed the accusations.

“I perceive that on or round February 1, 2021, Wooden posted to Instagram that I used to be her abuser, and shortly thereafter a variety of different girls concurrently emerged with false public accusations in opposition to me of abuse, assault, rape, threats, trafficking, and the like,” he mentioned.

“These girls embrace Ashley Morgan Smithline, Ashley Walters, Jane Doe, and Esme Bianco. To the extent I had relationships with these girls, these relationships had been consensual. I by no means abused, assaulted, raped, threatened, or trafficked any of those girls, as they contend. Their accusations in opposition to me of abuse, assault, rape, threats, and the like are unequivocally false.”

In September, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division accomplished a 19-month investigation into sexual abuse allegations in opposition to Manson. Detectives turned in outcomes to prosecutors, who mentioned extra proof was wanted earlier than contemplating legal expenses.

Fox Information Digital has reached out to Smithline’s rep for remark.

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