The Los Angeles District Attorney has given a long-awaited update on the possibility of charging singer Marilyn Manson with crimes of sexual abuse, saying Monday he hopes to receive the Sheriff’s Department’s investigation by the end of this month.
George Gascón, the county’s district attorney, provided an update on Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, in an Instagram video, promising that the legal process has not stalled although it has been ongoing since. a year and a half.
“The Brian Warner case is still under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has not yet been submitted to our office. Please rest assured that we request regular updates on the status of the investigation,” Gascón said.
His office cannot pursue any charges until law enforcement reports their findings, he said.
“Once we receive the case, it will be carefully assessed by an experienced prosecutor to determine if it is appropriate to press charges at that time. We hope that the LASD will present the case to us this month,” he concluded.
The Sheriff’s Department launched its sex crimes investigation of Manson in February 2021 after multiple women came forward saying he abused them, sexually and otherwise. Actress Evan Rachel Wood, who entered a years-long relationship with Manson as a teenager in the early 2000s, wrote on Instagram that the singer, who was nearly two decades his senior, “took it horribly abused” for years and that she was “brainwashed and manipulated” by him. Several other women went on to share similar stories about their experience with Manson.
Wood spoke again last January, claiming he “essentially raped” her while filming the music video for her song “Heart-Shaped Glasses” in 2007.
“We had been discussing a fake sex scene, but once the cameras rolled he started penetrating me for real,” she said.
Manson has vehemently denied the charges, saying his accusers are “now choosing to twist the past.”