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LA District Attorney declines to move ahead on sex assault cases

PTI Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 13:08 IST United States

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office's has declined to move ahead with sex assault cases against writer Murray Miller and rocker Marilyn Manson.

"Girls" writer Miller was accused of sexual assault last November. The district attorney declined that case due to "inconsistencies that cannot be overcome" concerning statements made by parties interviewed by investigators, according to the court filing from the DA's office.

Manson, real name Brian Warner, had a police report filed against him in May for unspecified sex crimes dating back to 2011. The district attorney declined that case because the statute of limitations had expired and "absence of corroboration," according to the court filing.

"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 p/k/a Marilyn Manson.

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

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," Manson's lawyer Howard E King, said in a statement to Variety.

The charges were leveled during the #MeToo movement last year. Several high-profile cases are still being investigated, including that against the disgraced former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is facing accusations from more than 40 women.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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