In the ongoing Brian Warner aka Marilyn Manson saga, a judge has dismissed one of the lawsuits against Manson alleging rape, while in a different case, lawyers for Manson now claim that the videographer, who is suing him for assault, consented to having bodily fluids touch her by attending the concert. First the case of the assault of a videographer.
According to the affidavit, Manson approached the videographer, put his face close to the camera and spat a “big lougee” at her. She was struck on both hands with saliva. The shock rocker allegedly returned a second time, covering one side of his nostril and blowing in the videographer’s direction.
While claiming that his actions were unintentional, Manson’s attorney Kent Barker wrote in court documents,
“The defendant’s (Manson’s) performance for the past twenty years are well known to include shocking and evocative antics similar to those that occurred here. The alleged victim consented to exposing herself to potential contact with sweat, saliva and phlegm in close quarters.”
Manson had turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued for the shock rocker. He was released on his own recognizance and is cooperating with authorities. Manson was charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault. If convicted, Manson could face up to one year in jail, and a fine of up to $2,000.
Witnesses back the videographers claims.
Now about the assault case.
A judge has dismissed one of the lawsuits filed against Manson alleging rape. The judge ruling that the statute of limitations had passed on the woman’s claims. After Manson’s accuser claimed she repressed her memories of the alleged rape, the judge dismissed the suit because the woman couldn’t specify how her memory was repressed, or why she didn’t learn of it earlier. The court has given the woman 20 days to refile the complaint and address the judge’s concerns about her allegedly repressed memories and the statute of limitations.