Marilyn Manson breaks cover to hang with pals in LA as he's seen for first time since shock sex assault & rape claims

SHOCK rocker Marilyn Manson tried to go incognito as he was spotted enjoying a day out with friends for the first time since multiple women accused him of sexual assault and rape.

Exclusive photographs obtained by The Sun show the goth musician out and about in Calabasas, LA with pals in an all black ensemble – after spending months in hiding.

The embattled singer, who has been dropped by his record label and agent amid the troubling claims, wore a black t-shirt with the words: "Street Walking Cheetah," emblazoned on the front.

Giving a nod to his dark side, they are lyrics to the Iggy And The Stooges hit, Search and Destroy, which also features the lines: "I am a world's forgotten boy. The one who searches and destroys."

Manson, real name Brian Warner, matched the tee with black jeans, an oversized black coat, and black boots with red laces, adding a black bandana over his face and a pair of designer shades.

He was seen jumping into a black Mercedes G-Wagon as a pal drove the crew to a friend's house nearby.


Sources told The Sun, Manson is "not short of pals" at the minute, despite the ongoing scandal, with many friends sticking by him after years of being in his inner circle.

Despite keeping her silence, Manson's wife, Lindsay Usich, who tied the knot with the star in a private ceremony during lockdown last year, also appears to be standing by her man, The Sun can reveal.

She was spotted by social media users "liking" a video posted by diehard fan, Colonel Kurtz, last month on Instagram, who fiercely defended the 52-year-old singer as he faces multiple lawsuits and a police probe.

Meanwhile, moving trucks were seen at Manson's property in Hollywood earlier this month, suggesting the rocker is relocating as his career hits the skids, although his house is yet to go on the market.


His outing in Calabasas comes as his former personal assistant, Ashley Walters, filed a lawsuit against the goth singer, alleging sexual exploitation and psychological abuse.

The 37-year-old was hired as Manson's assistant in August 2010 and stopped working for him in October 2011, according to papers filed in Los Angeles.

She is one of several women, including actresses Esmé Bianco and Evan Rachel Wood, who have accused the star of being abusive.

Esmé, 38, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in which she claimed the singer raped and sexually battered her, Rolling Stones revealed.



"Mr. Warner used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions,” the lawsuit read, according to the outlet.

“Mr. Warner raped Ms. Bianco in or around May 2011.”

It further claimed that Manson "committed sexual acts" with Esmé at times when she was unconscious or unable to consent, and lists the ways she claims he sexually battered her:

"These acts include spanking, biting, cutting, and whipping Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts, and genitals for Mr. Warner’s sexual gratification – all without the consent of Plaintiff," the lawsuit reads.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Esme said: "As millions of survivors like myself are painfully aware, our legal system is far from perfect.


"This is why I co-created the Phoenix Act, a law which gives precious additional healing time to thousands of domestic violence survivors.

"But while I fight for a more just legal system, I am also pursuing my right to demand my abuser be held to account, using every avenue available to me.

"For far too long, my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by money, fame and an industry that turned a blind eye."

Manson is also currently being investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for domestic violence, after 11 accusers came forward with similar claims.

Manson has refuted the allegations insisting all his romantic relationships have been "entirely consensual."

In a statement posted on Instagram, he said: "Obviously, my life and my art have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality.

"My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth."

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