One of the sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson has been dismissed

It’s been a bad couple of years for Marilyn Manson as (alleged) past bad behavior has caught up to him in the form of four sexual assault allegations. That number has been cut down to three with the dismissal of one charge because the judge says the statute of limitations has expired.

This particular suit was brought forward by Ashely Walters, a former Manson assistant. She accused him of sexual harassment, abuse, and battery when she worked for him in 2010 and 2011.

Walters filed the suit twice, the second time in an amended form because the original missed a lot of details. She claimed that the treatment she suffered created PTSD that saw her memories repressed. I quote: “[I was] unable to recall many of the physical and emotional abuses until the fall of 2020 when countless repressed memories flooded back to [her] after meeting numerous other victims of [Manson] and obtaining counselling from a mental health professional.”

Unfortunately, California law said that you have a maximum of three years to file a sexual harassment lawsuit. That was extended to 10 years in 2020, but since these allegations go back more than a decade, the judge said he had no choice but to throw out the case.

Three other women, including former girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, still have litigation pending against Manson.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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