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Jane Doe Marilyn Manson accuser refiles lawsuit


The woman whose lawsuit against Marilyn Manson was dismissed has refiled her complaint against the embattled shock rocker, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork report.

In the original suit, the woman anonymously known as Jane Doe accused Manson, born Brian Warner, of raping her in 2011. A judge had ruled last week that the statute of limitations for the claims had expired.

However, in the new filing, the woman’s lawyers provide new details about her claims — including that Warner allegedly threatened to “bash her head in” should she go to the police — and argue for delayed discovery, thus keeping the claims within the statute of limitations.

Warner is also facing lawsuits from actor Esmé Bianco, model Ashley Morgan Smithline and his former assistant, Ashley Walters, alleging sexual assault. Their allegations came after Warner’s ex-fiancée, Evan Rachel Wood, alleged that he “horrifically abused [her] for years.” Warner denied those claims as “horrible distortions of reality.”

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