Marilyn Manson Accused Of Grooming And Sexually Assaulting 16 Year Old In 1995

Marilyn Manson Accused Of Retaliating Against Alleged Sexual Assault Victim

Marilyn Manson sued for allegedly grooming and repeatedly sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl. According to Page Six, the girl, who is named as Jane Doe in the suit, claimed that Manson invited her onto his tour bus and attacked her following a Dallas show in September 1995 and threatened that “if she told anyone, he would kill her and her family.”

Jane Doe also alleged that “within weeks” Manson began calling her and asking her “to send explicit sexual photos of her and her friends to his fan club, Satan’s Bakesale.” She claimed that Manson invited her to a December 1995 show in New Orleans, where the suit claims that he took her back on his tour bus and “became more aggressive and again sexually assaulted her, including kissing, biting her breast, oral copulation and penetration.”

Doe has alleged that she became addicted to drugs and alcohol and was “lured into Manson’s dark world of drugs, alcohol, sexual deviance, harassment, abuse and assault.”

Then in 1999, when she was 19, she was invited on tour with Manson, where he “continued to groom and sexually assault her for the next 4 weeks,” the suit claims, adding, “Manson often coerced Plaintiff to have sex with him and other band members or his assistant at the same time. Manson controlled what Plaintiff could do, who could touch Plaintiff, and who he wanted Plaintiff to be with sexually, all while providing Plaintiff with drugs.”

The lawsuit also names Manson’s labels, Interscope and Nothing Records, claiming they “knew or should have known that Manson had a history of giving drugs to female fans he allowed backstage, onto the bus and in hotel rooms, and sexually assaulting minors and women.”

The suit added that the labels knew the performer was inviting minors onto his bus after shows and “were well-aware of his obsession with sexual violence and childhood sexual assault.”

Doe’s attorney, Karen Barth Menzies, said, “In order for there to be meaningful changes in the music industry, we have to do more than just hold the predators accountable. We have to force the record companies to acknowledge the crimes they allow to occur, and in some instances facilitate, and we have to force them to take responsibility for permitting and profiting from outrageous criminal behavior.”

Manson’s attorney Howard King responded, saying, “Brian Warner does not know this individual and has no recollection of ever having met her 28 years ago. He certainly was never intimate with her. She has been shopping her fabricated tale to tabloids and on podcasts for more than two years.”

Doe is seeking damages to be determined at trial and an order preventing Manson and his labels from “exposing minors and vulnerable adults to sexual abuse and exploitation.”