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Marilyn Manson won't be charged following newly surfaced sexual assault allegations

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Marilyn Manson will not be charged following newly surfaced allegations of sexual assault.

The musician, born Brian Warner, was accused in May of several charges, including sexual assault, which date back to October 2011. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office reportedly declined to charge Manson because of expired statute of limitations and "absence of corroboration."

Marilyn Manson's lawyer, Howard E. King, Esq., told ABC Radio in a statement, "Under current policy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney must investigate any claim of sexual abuse, no matter how outlandish. It is not surprising that the District Attorney, after investigation, summarily rejected the claims made in a police report filed by a former acquaintance against Brian Warner."

The statement went on to say, "The allegations made to the police were and are categorically denied by Warner and are either completely delusional or part of a calculated attempt to generate publicity for the claimant’s business of selling Manson memorabilia."

It concluded, "The police report that spurred the investigation was accompanied by the woman’s press release and other attempts to generate publicity that fraudulently claimed she was held captive by Mr. Warner for 48 hours in 2011. Any claim of sexual impropriety or imprisonment at that, or any other, time is false.

Last fall, Manson fired his longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez after he was accused of rape.

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