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A California judge has dismissed a woman’s sexual abuse case against Marilyn Manson because the claims have come past the statute of limitations, according to reports Thursday.
The unnamed accuser — listed as “Jane Doe” in court documents — claimed the goth rocker, 52, raped and physically abused her throughout their relationship.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian said at a hearing Tuesday that her accusations had expired due to issues related to the statute of limitations, according to People.
Keosian said that the complaint by the accuser, who said her memories of the alleged 2011 attack were “repressed,” does not make clear “when the repression began — such as immediately after the events took place, or outside the limitations period — nor its nature or extent,” according to People.
He gave the woman 20 days to clarify their claims — and the accuser’s attorneys told Page Six on Thursday that their client plans to file an amendment they hope will allow the case to proceeded.
In court documents obtained by Page Six, Manson — whose real name is Brian Warner — filed a request on Sept. 9 to have the case dismissed, claiming the Plaintiff’s claims were “barred by the statute of limitations.”
The Defendant had requested at the time a jury trial, per court records. The initial complaint was filed in May 2021.
Court records showed that Manson said in his Sept. 9 request that he was willing to participate in mediation and a settlement conference. However, he objected to his accuser continuing to proceed anonymously as “Jane Doe.”
According to People, the unnamed accuser claims Manson raped and sexually abused her multiple times during their relationship in 2011, but said she had “repressed” her memories until other women spoke out.
In February, actress Evan Rachel Wood, who was briefly engaged to Manson in 2010 before calling it quits, alleged he had abused her.
At least 15 other women — including actress Esmé Bianco — have since also accused “The Dope Show” singer of various levels of sexual, psychological and physical abuse.
Manson’s attorney Howard King told Page Six in April that Bianco’s allegations “are provably false.” They have also denied all accusations of sexual assault and Manson has not been charged with any crime connected to the alleged incidents.
According to NBC, in the case of Doe, she has 20 days to amend and file a new complaint if her attorneys can provide more facts to get around the statute of limitations.
Her attorneys told Page Six in a statement on Thursday, “Marilyn Manson wants to silence our client about her rape. He tried to use technical legal arguments to get her case thrown out altogether.”
“The judge thoughtfully analyzed the case law, and rightfully held that her case can go forward, so long as she amends her Complaint to add some additional details,” the lawyer continued. “We intend to amend with those additional details very shortly, and look forward to the opportunity to make Manson answer for his actions.”
Manson’s attorneys did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
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