Marilyn Manson reportedly settled a rape lawsuit, just a week before the trial was scheduled to begin.
According to Billboard, Adam Wolf, the attorney for the woman known only as “Jane Doe,” filed the notice of settlement in Los Angeles court on Wednesday, September 27. The lawyer will submit a request to dismiss the case within 45 days.
“Brian 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 press statement.
The lawsuit, which was filed in 2021, alleged that the singer, whose real name is Brian Warner, raped Jane Doe and deprived her of food, sleep, and a sense of safety.
She claimed he threatened to “bash her head in” if she reported the abuse, which she said occurred in 2011.
“I was fully prepared for trial and never in a million years thought I would ever settle, but over the past two-and-a-half years I have silently endured threats, bullying, harassment and various forms of intimidation that have intensified over the past few weeks,” Doe said in a statement to Rolling Stone.
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