Marilyn Manson Slapped With Wrongful Death Suit
The mother of a young woman killed in a car accident following an evening at the home of Interscope rocker Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the artisThe mother of a young woman killed in a car accident following an evening at the home of Interscope rocker Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the artist, Billboard Bulletin reports. In the suit -- filed yesterday (April 2) in Los Angeles Superior Court -- Maria St. John alleges that her daughter Jennifer Syme "was provided with various quantities of [cocaine]" by Manson during an evening gathering at his house on April 1, 2001.
The suit claims that the next morning Syme lost control of her vehicle, crashed into "at least three parked cars," and died at the scene.
St. John seeks unspecified financial and punitive damages for emotional suffering and loss of income, according to her lawyer, Leonard Samuels. At deadline, Samuels said Manson had not been served with the complaint. In addition, a spokesperson for Interscope parent Universal Music Group could not be reached for comment.
Manson is already in legal hot water in Clarkston, Mich., where he is due back in court April 25 to face charges of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery, following allegations he assaulted a security guard at a July concert. Marilyn Manson's next studio album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque," is due this fall.