MARILYN MANSON's home raided by L.A. county sheriff in sexual assault investigation
According to Rolling Stone, Marilyn Manson’s West Hollywood home was raided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Monday.
Special Victims Unit investigators searched the shock rocker’s home for belongings in connection to the sexual assault allegations against him.
“What I can confirm is there was a search warrant that was served this morning,” an L.A. County Sheriff’s source told the magazine. “It’s confirmed it was [Manson‘s] address, his location. It was a search warrant for his belongings.”
Among the possessions reportedly seized were hard drives and other media storage units.
Last February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed it was “investigating allegation(s) of domestic violence involving Mr. Brian Warner, also known as ‘Marilyn Manson‘” and would be looking into incidents that “occurred between 2009 and 2011 when Mr. Warner lived in the city of West Hollywood.”
At least 15 women — including “Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Wood — have publicly accused Manson of sexual assault. He is currently facing three lawsuits from women who claim to have been sexually abused by him in the past, including his ex-girlfriend Ashley Morgan Smithline and “Game Of Thrones” actress Esme Bianco.
After Wood shared her accusations, several other women posted their own allegations against the singer. The women claimed to have endured “sexual assault, psychological abuse, and/or various forms of coercion, violence, and intimidation” at the hands of Manson.
The 52-year-old rocker, whose real name is Brian Warner, later released a statement denying the abuse allegations leveled against him, writing on Instagram: “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
In the months since Wood came forward with her allegations, Manson has also been dropped by his label, Loma Vista Recordings, longtime manager Tony Ciulla, as well as the talent agency CAA, which provides representation for individuals across various mediums.
Manson’s attorney Howard King said in a statement: “Mr. Warner vehemently denies any and all claims of sexual assault or abuse of anyone. These lurid claims against my client have three things in common — they are all false, alleged to have taken place more than a decade ago and part of a coordinated attack by former partners and associates of Mr. Warner who have weaponized the otherwise mundane details of his personal life and their consensual relationships into fabricated horror stories.”