Note: This article discusses alleged sexual assault.
Marilyn Manson has settled a 2021 lawsuit filed by an anonymous Jane Doe, Rolling Stone reports. The notice of settlement was filed on Wednesday by Adam Wolf, Jane Doe’s attorney, and a request to dismiss the case will be filed within 45 days. The trial was scheduled to begin next week.
In the original complaint, which was dismissed and re-filed shortly after, Doe alleged that Manson raped her, deprived her of food, and threatened her. Through her attorney, Doe explained the rationale for the settlement in a statement shared with Pitchfork.
“I am honored to have supported Ms. Doe,” Wolf said in a statement. “My law firm stands with those who bravely push back against misconduct in all forms, especially by high-profile, powerful men. We are dedicated to fighting for justice, no matter how long it takes. You are not alone.”
“Brian [Warner] is pleased that, just as previous lawsuits were abandoned without payment or settled for pennies on the dollar, this plaintiff has now agreed to drop her suit in exchange for an insurance payment representing a fraction of her demands and far less than the cost to Brian of proceeding to trial,” Manson’s attorney Howard King shared in a statement. The terms of the settlement were not made public.
Earlier this year, Manson settled a rape lawsuit filed by Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco. Ashley Morgan Smithline’s lawsuit against Manson was dismissed; she later recanted her allegations. This year he was sued by another Jane Doe who alleged grooming and abuse that began when she was a minor in the 1990s; Manson has denied those allegations. His defamation lawsuit against Evan Rachel Wood is ongoing.
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