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Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Lawsuit Made Against Marilyn Manson

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Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Lawsuit Made Against Marilyn Manson

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit taken against Marilyn Manson.

The singer had been accused by a woman of raping and treating to kill her, however, a court has ruled that the case cannot be taken forward at this time.

According to Pitchfork, the judge ruled that the allegations made in the lawsuit were "not sufficient to invoke the delayed discovery rule".

The woman involved in the case, who is known only as Jane Doe, began dating Manson back in 2011.

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She now has 20 days to amend her lawsuit.

Manson, 52, is also facing three other lawsuits, with a former assistant taking the singer to court over allegations of sexual assault, battery and harassment.

The singer has been accused by several women of abuse. Credit: PA
The singer has been accused by several women of abuse. Credit: PA

In April, actress Esmé Bianco also sued Manson for sexual assault and sexual battery, while in June, model Ashley Morgan Smithline took him to court over allegations of sexual assault, sexual battery, unlawful imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Earlier this year, actress Evan Rachel Wood also named Manson as an alleged abuser, which he claimed was a 'horrible distortions of reality'.

In a post on Instagram, he said: "Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality.

"My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how - and why - others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth."

Wood, 34, said the singer - whose biggest hit single was a cover of Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' - was a 'dangerous man'.

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She said: "He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.

Wood claims she was groomed and abused by Manson. Credit: PA
Wood claims she was groomed and abused by Manson. Credit: PA

"I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.

"I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him before he ruins any more lives.

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"I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent."

Following the allegations, Manson's label, Loma Vista Records, announced it had severed ties with him.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the record label said: "In light of today's disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately.

"Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects."

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Topics: Music, marilyn manson, US News, US Entertainment, court

Dominic Smithers
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