A judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a woman who accused American singer and songwriter, Marilyn Manson of raping her as well as threatening her life.
Court documents obtained by some American news outlets revealed that Justice Gregory Keosian sustained Manson’s objection and dismissed the complaint due to the statute of limitations.
The woman, anonymously identified as Jane Doe, claimed Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, raped her after they began dating in 2011. She said she “repressed” her memories until this February when several women came forward to publicly accuse the singer of sexual and physical abuse.
Judge Keosian dismissed the case citing that her claims of having repressed memories (classified as “delayed discovery” in the suit) from the alleged rape and a death threat claim were not sufficient to overcome the statute of limitations.
The Judge stated that the woman’s complaint “alleges neither when the repression began, such as immediately after the events took place, or outside the limitations period, nor its nature or extent, such as what memories were repressed or the extent to which Plaintiff was prevented from recalling them.”
Doe has 20 days to file a new complaint and provide more details for consideration. The woman’s attorneys Adam Wolf and Tracey Cowan said in a statement made available to journalists;
“Marilyn Manson wants to silence our client about her rape. He tried to use technical legal arguments to get her case thrown out altogether. The judge thoughtfully analyzed the case law, and rightfully held that her case can go forward, so long as she amends her Complaint to add some additional details.
“We intend to amend with those additional details very shortly, and look forward to the opportunity to make Manson answer for his actions.”
Manson faces three additional lawsuits. In June, model Ashley Morgan Smithline accused Manson of sexual assault, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, human trafficking, and unlawful imprisonment, among other allegations, in a lawsuit.
In May, Manson’s former personal assistant Ashley Walters sued the singer, alleging crimes including sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco alleged that he raped and sexually battered her in a lawsuit filed in April.
More than a dozen women have also alleged sexual impropriety and abuse against Manson, including his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood. Manson has denied the allegations and in July filed a motion to dismiss Bianco’s lawsuit against him.