Marilyn Manson
Evan Rachel Wood And Others Accuse Marilyn Manson Of Abuse: What We Know So Far Getty/ Frazer Harrison

American rock musician Marilyn Manson has been sued for sexual assault of a minor in Long Island, New York.

A plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against American rock musician Marilyn Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, in the Nassau Country Supreme Court in Long Island, New York on Monday, Jan. 30, USA Today reported.

The plaintiff alleges sexual assault and rape, which she claims began when she was 16 and continued for years. Interscope Music Publishing and Nothing Records, which previously represented Manson, are also named as defendants in the lawsuit. Doe alleges that they knew about Manson's abusive nature and "celebrated and promoted (it) for their collective financial gain."

However, Manson's attorney Howard King claims the accuser's allegations have been inconsistent.

"Brian Warner does not know this individual and has no recollection of ever having met her 28 years ago," King said. "He certainly was never intimate with her. She has been shopping her fabricated tale to tabloids and on podcasts for more than two years. But even the most minimal amount of scrutiny reveals the obvious discrepancies in her ever-shifting stories as well as her extensive collusion with other false accusers."

King continued: "If anyone actually compares the vicious lies in the new complaint with the contents of prior interviews this woman has given to the press and on podcasts, the remarkable inconsistencies will demonstrate why this misguided action will not survive legal examination. Brian will not submit to this shakedown – and the courts won’t fall for it either."

Manson emerged as a musical star in the mid-1990s, and is popular for his hit songs like “The Beautiful People” and hit albums like 1996’s “Antichrist Superstar” and 1998’s “Mechanical Animals,” Rolling Stone reported.

He has faced accusations and lawsuits of sexual abuse, assault, and misconduct from several women over the past few years. More than a dozen women including Evan Rachel Wood have come forward with allegations against Warner over the past two years. Wood named him as the previously anonymous abuser she’d referenced in interviews and testimonies, on Instagram, on Feb. 1, 2021.

“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years,” she wrote. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.”

Wood intensified her accusations against Warner last spring in the HBO documentary, Phoenix Rising. In the documentary, she alleged he threatened her and her family if she spoke out and described how he had initially hit on her, saying he was a fan of the movie Thirteen.

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