Marilyn Manson’s Home Is Being Raided Over Sexual Assault Investigation

Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner) had his home raided by authorities on Monday in what appears to be a sexual assault investigation against the singer and actor.

By Doug Norrie | Published

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Marilyn Manson has been in the media eye of late, but it isn’t for his music or acting. Rather he has been staring down the barrel of multiple legal issues and things might be getting worse on that front. Deadline is reporting that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department served a warrant at Manson’s apartment on Monday and it is apparently in connection with sexual assault allegations levied against him. This is a developing situation though obviously a very bad sign for Manson whose real name is Brian Warner. With multiple allegations from different folks over the last couple of years, things might be coming to a head on that front with authorities clearly looking for solid evidence. 

It’s not immediately clear which case the Sheriff’s Department was following up on here, though Deadline did confirm in their reporting that it was in relation to the Special Victim’s Bureau which investigates domestic abuse cases. Apparently, they were there to remove media storage units and hard drives from the premises, likely looking for evidence that Manson might have kept that could incriminate him. 

This case could involve former girlfriend and Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco who had filed a lawsuit alleging abuse at the hands of Marilyn Manson. That relationship dates back to 2007 and Bianco has alleged a number of different things including rape and assault. She also claims that Manson illegally brought her to the United States for work in a music video. Bianco had originally taken to social media to levy accusations at Manson over incidents in their relationship. 

Recently, another lawsuit against Marilyn Manson had been thrown out of court. That one, brought by Jane Doe to retain anonymity, was dismissed because the judge said that it was outside the statute of limitations. Again, this doesn’t necessarily mean there wasn’t enough evidence in the case, but rather too much time had passed for the court to act accordingly on the situation. Marilyn Manson and his camp have denied any wrongdoing in that relationship. Jane Doe had been given a chance to submit more evidence in the case, but it’s unclear if that happened or not. 

In addition to Jane Doe and Esme Bianco, Marilyn Manson also had accusations levied against him by Evan Rachel Wood. The Westworld actress took to Instagram back in February to specifically call out Manson (who she refers to as Brian Warner). She says that Manson had been “grooming” her and said she suffered abuse over the three years of their relationship. While she did not file any legal cases against Marilyn Manson, this did spark others to come out and detail past relationships with the musician and actor. 

This situation with Marilyn Manson is still developing and there is sure to be more news on this front sooner than later. If the Sheriff’s department is now seeking specific evidence there could be charges coming against Manson in the near future. And if there are others who’ve spoken to authorities about his behavior and treatment of others then the case could be ramping up. We will have more information as it’s reported.