Marilyn Manson Unlikely to See Charges in Sexual Assault Probe—Report

Marilyn Manson is unlikely to see any charges stemming from sexual assault allegations made against the musician, it has been reported.

As reported by TMZ, officers in the Los Angeles Police Department will soon submit their findings to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

While the decision lies in the hands of the District Attorney's Office, investigators have reportedly indicated that charges are not likely, save for new evidence emerging.

Back in November, Special Victims Unit detectives descended on Manson's Los Angeles home with a search warrant, seizing media and storage units, along with hard drives.

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Marilyn Manson is pictured arriving at the Cyndi Lauper And Friends: Home For The Holidays Benefit at The Novo by Microsoft on December 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. It has been reported that the rocker is unlikely to see charges in his sexual assault case, after his Los Angeles home was raided back in November 2021. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Newsweek has contacted the Los Angeles Police Department for comment.

Manson most recently made headlines when Johnny Depp alleged during testimony in his high-profile defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard that he had taken recreational drugs with the musician.

Depp has been fighting Heard's allegations of domestic abuse during their ill-fated relationship. Heard has also denied Depp's allegations of violence.

A number of women, including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esme Bianco, are pursuing legal action against the shock rocker amid allegations of abuse. Manson has denied the allegations.

In her HBO documentary Phoenix Rising, Wood accused Manson of grooming her as a teen and subjecting her to domestic abuse during their relationship.

Wood first publicly named Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, as her alleged abuser in a post on Instagram on February 1, 2021, in which she claimed Manson had "horrifically abused [her] for years" and said she was "brainwashed and manipulated" by him.

On the same day that Wood named Manson publicly, four other women also came forward and accused the musician of sexual and physical violence, as well as mental, physical and emotional abuse.

According to Rolling Stone, at least 16 women have now come forward to make allegations against Manson.

Johnny Depp at his defamation trial
Johnny Depp is pictured in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 27, 2022. Marilyn Manson recently made headlines when his friend Depp alleged during testimony at his defamation trial that he had done recreational drugs with Manson. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Phoenix Rising sees Wood share details of this alleged abuse, which include her claiming that Manson had raped her on camera while they filmed the music video for his song "Heart-Shaped Glasses" in 2007.

Manson has vehemently denied all allegations made against him and has launched a defamation lawsuit against Wood over the documentary.

Wood and Manson first met when she was 18 and he was 37, and their relationship became public in 2007. They became engaged in 2010, but broke up shortly thereafter.

In 2018, Wood first spoke about the alleged abuse she experienced when testifying in front of U.S. Congress during a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime with fellow activists, though she did not name Warner at the time.

She then testified in April 2019 in front of the California Senate Public Safety Committee to pass The Phoenix Act, a bill that called for the statute of limitations for sexual assault survivors to be extended from two to four years to 10 years.

On February 2, 2021, a day after Wood publicly named him as her alleged abuser, Manson shared a statement on social media in which he said: "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."

Manson's legal representatives have also released a statement, which is shown in Phoenix Rising, that says: "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."

On March 3, Manson's legal team announced that a defamation lawsuit had been filed against Wood and "her on-again, off-again romantic partner" Ashley "Illma" Gore in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Manson's attorney King told Newsweek at the time: "This detailed complaint has been filed to stop a campaign of malicious and unjustified attacks on Brian Warner. Years after the end of Evan Rachel Wood's long-term relationship with Warner, she and her girlfriend Illma Gore recruited numerous women and convinced them to make false allegations against him—claims that Wood and Gore scripted for them."

Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood is pictured at the screening & panel discussion of the HBO drama series "Westworld" at Wolf Theatre on March 06, 2020 in North Hollywood, California. Wood is among a number of women who have accused Marilyn Manson of sexual assault. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO