Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

Police have seized media storage devices and other items in the home of rocker Marilyn Manson as part of a month-long investigation into allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Manson, 52, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, was not in the Hollywood home when investigators searched it early Monday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The Sheriff’s Department began investigating Manson earlier this year after reports of sexual assault and domestic violence between 2009 and 2011 in West Hollywood, where he was living at the time.

The women involved have not been identified, but several women have publicly claimed this year that they were physically, sexually and emotionally abused by Manson around the time of the incidents being investigated. Some have sued.

Manson’s attorney Howard E King immediately declined to comment. Manson has denied the allegations, and Mr. King has called them “provably false”.

The search of Manson’s home was first reported by TMZ.

Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the Primetime Emmy Awards, she is wearing a white blazer
Evan Rachel Wood has accused her former fiancée Marilyn Manson of abuse.(Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP)

The 52-year-old shock rocker’s former fiancée, Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood, named him as her alleged addict for the first time in an Instagram post in February.

Manson called Woods’ statements “terrible distortions of reality.”

In May, Game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco sued Marilyn Manson in a federal court alleging sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Bianco says Manson violated human trafficking laws by bringing her to California from England for non-existent roles in music videos and movies.

The lawsuit alleges that Manson deprived Bianco of food and sleep, locked her inside a bedroom, whipped her, gave her electric shocks and threatened to enter her room and rape her during the night.

Bianco’s lawyer said she was also interviewed by police.

Manson’s former assistant accused him of sexual assault, violence and harassment in her own trial, saying he used “his position of power, fame and connections to exploit and make victims during her employment”.

Manson appeared as a musical star in the mid-1990s, known as much for courting public controversy as for hit songs such as The Beautiful People and hit albums such as the 1996 Antichrist Superstar and the 1998 Mechanical Animals.

AP

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