Marilyn Manson has become of the most controversial singers in the music industry after being accused of abuse by multiple women. He even turned himself in back in July last year due to the charges meted against him. Now another lawsuit against him has been dismissed.
According to E!Online, a woman named Ashley Walters claimed that she worked as Manson’s assistant until she was let go back in 2011. Walter filed a lawsuit against Manson for a lot of reasons.
She alleged that he “engaged in threatening behavior,” looked at her as if she was “his property,” and would offer her over to “his influential industry friends and associates.” After she was fired, Walters claimed that the singer continued to harass her with accusations that she stole from his home and tried to destroy his career.
Back in January, Walters’s lawsuit was initially dismissed but a judge allowed her legal team to refile. However, her lawsuit was dismissed yet again as the judge claimed that the “plaintiff has plead too few facts to keep this case in court.”
The Insider also reported that the judge also stated that this case was filed “too late,” as the statute of limitations had expired. This dismissal comes “with prejudice,” which means that meaning that Walters cannot refile this case with the same allegations again. Walters attorneys also released a statement after her lawsuit was dismissed.
“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 clearly 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.”
While this is certainly a victory for Marilyn Manson, it really is not much in the grand scheme of this. This is because he still has many other allegations and lawsuits that he has to deal with. Regardless, for many fans, his image has been tarnished for good.
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