One of Marilyn Manson’s former partners, known only as "Jane Doe," on Thursday (Sept. 23) refiled a complaint against the singer for allegedly raping and torturing her in 2011. The accuser’s initial complaint was dismissed by California Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian on Sept. 15. The judge had stated that the accuser's claims of repressed memories were “not sufficient” to overrule the two-year statute of limitations.
In the complaint, the accuser claims that for 10 years, she repressed memories of being raped by Manson -- real name Brian Warner -- and only recovered the memories when she was confronted in February 2021 when other women stepped forward with accusations. While the judge stated that the claim of repressed memories "is common for sexual assault victims," he ruled that more was needed to invoke California’s so-called “delayed-discovery” rule, which effectively postpones the start date of the statute of limitations if the plaintiff can prove that they first became aware of the injury within two years of filing their complaint, regardless of when the incident itself took place.
The judge's Sept. 15 ruling stated that the original “complaint alleges neither when the repression began -- such as immediately after the events took place, or outside the limitations period -- nor its nature or extent, such as what memories were repressed or the extent to which Plaintiff was prevented from recalling them.” The judge gave her 20 days from the ruling to amend and refile her complaint.