Note: This article contains descriptions of suspected sexual assault.
A former girlfriend of Marilyn Manson has filed a lawsuit against the musician – also known by his first name Brian Warner – alleging he raped her and threatened to kill her, TMZ reports. The woman, who has been with Manson since 2011, also claims he showed her a video called “Groupie,” in which he tied a young fan to a chair, forcing her to drink a glass of urine, and her with him threatened with a weapon. A source close to Manson declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said the video was “a scripted short film” made by Joseph Cultice, a director, photographer and frequent contributor to Manson. They also claim that the woman in the video was an actress who previously appeared in Manson’s video for “Long Hard Road From Hell.”
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of assault and abuse allegations against Manson. Earlier this month, a former assistant sued Manson for sexual assault, battery, and harassment. In April, actress Esmé sued Bianco Manson for sexual assault and sexual violence. She alleged that Manson raped her, stalked her with an ax, and cut her with a knife during sex without her consent. In February, actress Evan Rachel named Wood Manson as her suspected perpetrator; Wood had previously given testimony of her abuse to lawmakers seeking to extend the statute of limitations on domestic violence crimes, but at that point declined to name her perpetrator. In 2018, a police report was filed accusing Manson of sex crimes in 2011. The district attorney declined to bring charges, citing the “lack of confirmation”. Additional charges of battery and assault with a lethal weapon were not made because the state’s statute of limitations had expired.
Manson is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for allegations of domestic violence incidents that occurred between 2009 and 2011 while he was living in West Hollywood. Earlier this week, a New Hampshire arrest warrant was issued for two cases of Class A misconduct against Simple Assault resulting from an incident during his August 18, 2019 concert in the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
Read Pitchfork’s timeline on Marilyn Manson’s allegations of abuse, “Pursuing Marilyn Manson’s fuzzy lines between shock rock and alleged abuse.”
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