A former girlfriend of Marilyn Manson has filed a lawsuit against the musician, also known by his first name Brian Warner, claiming that he raped her and threatened to kill her, reports TMZ. The woman, who started dating Manson in 2011, also claims he showed her a video he called “Groupie”, in which he straps a young fan to a chair, forces her to have a drink. urine and threatens her with a gun. A source close to Manson declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said the video was “a scripted short” shot by Joseph Cultice, a director, photographer and frequent contributor to Manson. They also claim that the woman in the video was an actress who had previously appeared in Manson’s video for “Long Hard Road From Hell”.
The lawsuit is the latest in a recent string of assault and abuse charges against Manson. Earlier this month, a former aide sued Manson for sexual assault, battery and harassment. In April, actress Esmé Bianco sued Manson for sexual assault and sexual violence, claiming that Manson raped her, chased her with an ax and cut her with a knife during sex without her consent. In February, actress Evan Rachel Wood named Manson as her alleged attacker; Wood had previously testified detailing her abuse to lawmakers seeking to extend the statute of limitations for crimes involving domestic violence, but at the time she refused to name her attacker. In 2018, a police report was filed accusing Manson of sex crimes in 2011; the district attorney refused to press charges, citing a “lack of corroboration”. Additional allegations of assault and battery with a deadly weapon were not charged 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 living in West Hollywood. Earlier this week, an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest in New Hampshire on two counts of Simple Assault Class A misdemeanor, resulting from an incident during his August 18, 2019 concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
Read Pitchfork’s timeline of Marilyn Manson’s abuse allegations “Tracing Marilyn Manson’s Blurred Lines Between Shock Rock and Alleged Abuse”.
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