A s.e.xual assault case against Marilyn Manson has been dismissed. A California court has dismissed without prejudice a 2021 lawsuit from model and entertainer Ashley Morgan Smithline that accused Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson) of s.e.xual assault and more.
The Los Angeles Times has reported on the decision, which was confirmed by Pitchfork, that has seen Smithline’s case against Warner for alleged s.e.xual assault, s.e.xual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unlawful imprisonment and more dropped. Warner has denied the allegations.
In October, Jay Ellwanger withdrew as Smithline’s lawyer. Smithline didn’t meet a deadline by December to acquire new representation or represent herself, leading to the court’s most recent decision.
The claimant is able to refile the case with new representation. Howard King, Warner’s laywer, wrote in a statement to Pitchfork: “We thank and commend Ashley Smithline for dismissing her claims against Brian Warner without seeking or receiving anything in return.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 5, 2023
“We wish her well and will continue to work to assure that a significant price will be paid by those who have tried to abuse our legal system.
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Last week, he buried the second member of Big Nuz, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, and that makes him the remaining member of the trio. Learn more