Former Marilyn Manson Assistant’s Abuse Lawsuit Is Dismissed By The Judge

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The judge recently dismissed Marilyn Manson‘s former employee Ashley Walters’ lawsuit against the singer because of Manson’s abuse while she was working for him from 2010 to 2011. Walters and her legal team shared statements about their feelings following the court’s decision.

Manson’s ex-fiance and ‘Westworld’ actress Evan Rachel Wood revealed the details of their longtime relationship during her testimony at the California Senate for Phoenix Act. Her recent accusations toward the musician, including sexual, physical, psychological abuse, and threats, ignited the fire. ‘Game of Thrones’ star Esmé Bianco and model Ashley Morgan Smithline followed her and pressed charges for abuse, rape, and violence.

Moreover, fifteen other women claimed the same things about Manson, and one of them was his ex-assistant Ashley Walters. Last year Walters filed a lawsuit for intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and sexual battery. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern dismissed the lawsuit, saying it consisted of too few facts and late allegations.

After the decision, Walters’ lawyers stated that they were disappointed. Their client was traumatized by what she went through while working for the musician. Thus, she didn’t step forward earlier, and Walters added that it was hard for her to talk about it. However, they won’t stop and have been planning a new lawsuit against Manson by unveiling the other crimes that he committed.

Here’s what her attorneys said:

We are deeply disappointed in the court’s decision today. If allowed to stand, this decision would drastically limit the ability of victims of abuse to obtain justice through the legal system. We pleaded the facts of this case in the complaint detailing the trauma and abuse Ashley endured, which prevented her from coming forward sooner.

While the court based its decision on the timeliness of Ashley’s claims and not the merits, we disagree with the court’s interpretation of the law as it applies to equitable estoppel and the delayed filing of abuse claims. We remain confident that a full review of the facts, in this case, will result in a successful appeal, which we plan on filing.”

Walters added:

“Nobody gets to choose exactly how they process abuse or threats. I am disheartened by the court’s decision today, not for my case, but for the message it sends to other survivors out there trying to balance how they process abuse with arbitrary court deadlines. We will not let this hurdle stop us from shining a light on what happened to me and others.”

Consequently, considering Walters’ and her attorneys’ efforts to reveal the truth Manson and his legal team will probably face more lawsuits due to various reasons soon. Manson has been receiving backlash since the first allegations, and it seems that it will continue for a very long time.