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Marilyn Manson will not be charged after being accused of rape and other offenses, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Friday.
According to the D.A.’s office, “Antichrist Superstar” rocker Manson was accused of three offenses, all allegedly occurring on October 25, 2011. Manson was also accused of battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Paperwork from the D.A.’s office noted that the accuser “was acquainted socially” with Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner.
Ultimately, the D.A.’s office declined to pursue battery and assault with a deadly weapon charges because the statutes of limitation had expired.
“Sexual assault charge cannot be filed due to absence of corroboration,” the paperwork noted.
In a statement to TheWrap, Manson’s attorney, Howard E. King, said that the singer “categorically denied” the allegations that had made against him.
King added that the allegations “are either completely delusional or part of a calculated attempt to generate publicity for the claimant’s business of selling Manson memorabilia.”
“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 said. “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 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.”
On Friday, the D.A.’s office said its sex assault task force had also declined cases against former “Girls” writer Murray Miller and rapper ASAP Bari. The D.A.’s office said that it declined Murray’s case due to the statute of limitations on one charge, and “inconsistencies which cannot be overcome” for a second charge.
In ASAP Bari’s case, the D.A.’s office said that the victim “advised that after consideration, she did not want to proceed with the criminal case, therefore prosecution is declined.”