Rolling Stone reports that shock-rocker Marilyn Manson’s West Hollywood home was raided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department yesterday (Monday November 29)
Apparently Special Victims Unit investigators scoured Manson’s home for evidence in connection to the current sexual assault allegations against him.
“What I can confirm is there was a search warrant that was served this morning,” an L.A. County Sheriff’s source told Rolling Stone. “It’s confirmed it was [Manson’s] address, his location. It was a search warrant for his belongings.”
Seized in the raid were hard drives and other media storage units.
Currently there are at least 15 women, including actress Evan Rachel Wood, who have publicly accused Manson of sexual assault or misconduct. Manson is currently facing three lawsuits from women who claim to have been sexually abused by him in the past, including his ex-girlfriend Ashley Morgan Smithline and “Game Of Thrones” actress Esme Bianco.
Wood named Marilyn Manson as her abuser back in February of this year, saying: “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson,” Wood wrote. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.”
The couple were in a romantic relationship that began when Wood was 19 and Manson was 38.
The statement continues, “I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”
Manson’s former reps told SPIN via email, “We are not currently on retainer with Marilyn Manson. TCB believes and supports survivors of abuse.”
In 2009, Manson told SPIN that he fantasizes every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer,” he says, referencing Wood, who he was broken up with. Speaking of the breakup, Manson recalled, “every time I called her that day — I called 158 times — I took a razorblade and I cut myself on my face or on my hands. I look back and it was a really stupid thing to do. … and the song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in The Movies” is about my fantasies. I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.”
In a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone Wood said, “I’ve been raped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar,” she in 2016. “I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism.
Wood created the Phoenix Act — which was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019 and took effect in 2020. “The Phoenix Act introduces legislation to state policymakers. Our organizers work within the state government to create more rights for survivors, not harsher punishments for perpetrators,” says the Act’s statement of purpose. “Under specific circumstances, there should be exceptions to the statute of limitations for domestic violence crimes. — to extend the statute of limitations on domestic violence from three years to five. “
In 2018 Wood testified before Congress, detailing being raped, tortured and mentally abused by a former boyfriend in order to advocate for implementing the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights Act in all 50 states.
“And the worst part: Sick rituals of binding me up by my hands and feet to be mentally and physically tortured until my abuser felt I had proven my love for them. ”Wood continued by explaining how this trauma had affected her psychologically. “While I was tied up and being beaten and told unspeakable things, I truly felt like I could die,” she said. “Not just because my abuser said to me, ‘I could kill you right now,’ but because in that moment I felt like I left my body and I was too afraid to run.”