LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are investigating allegations of home violence towards rocker Marilyn Manson involving incidents that occurred a couple of decade in the past in West Hollywood, authorities stated Friday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Particular Victims Bureau opened the investigation after a girl approached authorities to report the allegations, sheriff’s Lt. John Adams stated. The incidents reportedly occurred between 2009 and 2011, when Manson lived within the metropolis of West Hollywood.
“Our individuals are simply within the very starting levels of an investigation into this,” Adams stated. He wouldn’t describe the allegations or say when the girl got here ahead.
Phrase of the investigation got here lower than three weeks after actor Evan Rachel Wooden publicly accused Manson, her ex-fiancé, of sexual and different bodily abuse, alleging she was “manipulated into submission” throughout their relationship.
Adams declined to determine the girl who contacted the Sheriff’s Division, as is typical in home violence instances.
Manson, 52, whose actual identify is Brian Warner, has denied Wooden’s allegations as “horrible distortions of actuality.”
Wooden, 33, who stars on HBO’s “Westworld,” had beforehand spoken about being abused in a relationship however didn’t identify the particular person till she detailed the allegations on Instagram on Feb. 1.
“The identify of my abuser is Brian Warner, additionally identified to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wooden stated. “He began grooming me once I was a teen and horrifically abused me for years.”
The connection between Wooden and Manson turned public in 2007 when he was 38 and he or she was 19. They have been briefly engaged in 2010 earlier than breaking apart.
Manson responded to Wooden’s allegations along with his personal Instagram publish the identical day as her publish.
“My intimate relationships have all the time been totally consensual with like-minded companions,” his publish stated. “No matter how — and why — others are actually selecting to misrepresent the previous, that’s the fact.”
In 2018, Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file fees towards Manson over allegations of assault, battery and sexual assault courting to 2011, saying they have been restricted by statutes of limitations and a scarcity of corroboration. The accuser in that case was recognized solely as a social acquaintance of Manson.
He denied the allegations by way of his lawyer on the time. The lawyer couldn’t be reached for remark Friday.
The Related Press doesn’t usually identify individuals who say they have been victims of sexual assault however named Wooden due to her determination to talk out publicly.