Los Angeles D.A. Evaluating Marilyn Manson Sexual Abuse Investigation

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau has submitted its case against the disgraced rocker

BY Allie GregoryPublished Sep 20, 2022

The Los Angeles Country District Attorney's office will decide whether to lay charges against accused rapist Marilyn Manson after evaluating investigative materials brought forth by detectives from the County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau.

The bureau handed over the results of its 19-month investigation yesterday (September 19), The Associated Press reports. No new details involving the investigation have been made public as of press time. As previously reported, the artist born Brian Warner has been under investigation for alleged incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence taking place between 2009 and 2011 in West Hollywood.

UPDATE (9/21, 11:29 a.m. ET): The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has announced that it needs more evidence before considering laying criminal charges against Warner, NBC Los Angeles reports. "There is more material that is still outstanding. However, we do not have a timeline for the additional submission from the LASD," the office wrote in a statement. "Once we receive everything, experienced prosecutors will carefully and deliberatively review everything that has been submitted prior to making a filing decision. This review will take some time, but rest assured our office takes these allegations very seriously."

Manson and his representatives maintain that all allegations levelled against the singer are false. Authorities have not yet identified the victims related to this investigation, however, multiple women have come forward with allegations against the singer in recent years, including Evan Rachel Wood — whose initial accusations against Warner set off a wave of claims by other women. Game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco, Warner's former assistant and others have also come forward with accusations ranging from sexual harassment and battery to rape.

Last week, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón committed to "investing in trauma-informed care for all victims of sexual assault, abuse and intimate partner violence," when probed about the Manson investigation via the L.A. District Attorney's Instagram account [via Pitchfork].

"We understand how difficult it may be to come forward as a victim, especially when the case involves this level of notoriety, and are dedicated to treating all victims with the highest levels of care and respect," Gascón said.

Gascón said the investigation "will be carefully evaluated by an experienced prosecutor to determine if it is appropriate to file charges at this time."

Meanwhile, Manson continues his defamation lawsuit against Wood, alleging that she and Illma Gore (who appeared prominently alongside Wood in her explosive Phoenix Rising HBO Max docuseries) used false pretences to convince more women to come forward with their sexual abuse allegations.

Latest Coverage