Marilyn Manson sued for sexual assault of a minor less than a week after Esmé Bianco settlement
Less than a week after Marilyn Manson settled one sexual assault lawsuit, he's facing another.
A plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit Monday in the Nassau County Supreme Court in Long Island, New York, against Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner.
Doe alleges sexual assault and rape, which she claims began when she was 16 and continued for years. Interscope Music Publishing and Nothing Records, which previously represented Manson, are also named as defendants. Doe alleges they knew about Manson's abusive nature and "celebrated and promoted (it) for their collective financial gain."
In a statement provided to USA TODAY, Manson's attorney Howard King claims the accuser's allegations have been inconsistent.
"Brian Warner does not know this individual and has no recollection of ever having met her 28 years ago," King said. "He certainly was never intimate with her. She has been shopping her fabricated tale to tabloids and on podcasts for more than two years. But even the most minimal amount of scrutiny reveals the obvious discrepancies in her ever-shifting stories as well as her extensive collusion with other false accusers."
King continued: "If anyone actually compares the vicious lies in the new complaint with the contents of prior interviews this woman has given to the press and on podcasts, the remarkable inconsistencies will demonstrate why this misguided action will not survive legal examination. Brian will not submit to this shakedown – and the courts won’t fall for it either."
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Interscope for comment.
"This lawsuit goes beyond the named predator and targets the record labels that packaged and profited from their artist's criminal behavior, and it is an indictment of the music industry for maintaining a culture that celebrates, protects, and enables sexual predators," Doe's attorney Karen Barth Menzies said in a statement provided to USA TODAY.
Manson emerged as a musical star in the mid-1990s, known as much for courting public controversy as for hit songs like “The Beautiful People” and hit album’s like 1996’s “Antichrist Superstar” and 1998’s “Mechanical Animals.”
Last week, Manson and "Game of Thrones" star Esmé Bianco settled the sexual assault lawsuit she filed against the singer and his company.
"Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc.," Manson's attorney Howard King and Bianco's attorney Jay D. Ellwanger said in separate statements issued at the time.
Ellwanger added that the decision was made "in order (for Esmé) to move on with her life and career."
Details of the terms were not released.
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Bianco, who played Ros in the first three seasons of HBO series, sued Manson in April 2021, detailing allegations of rape and verbal and physical abuse dating back to 2007.
In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Bianco alleged Manson deprived her of food and sleep, gave her alcohol and drugs, locked her in a bedroom, whipped her, cut her, gave her electric shocks, tried to force her to have sex with another woman and threatened to enter her room and rape her during the night.
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More than a dozen women have made allegations of sexual impropriety against Manson in the past few years, but not all of them have pursued legal action. Bianco, actress Evan Rachel Wood and Ashley Morgan Smithline are among the women who have publicly come forward about alleged abuse.
Contributing: Naledi Ushe
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Marilyn Manson sued for sexual assault of a minor; he denies claims