AceShowbiz - Marilyn Manson is under investigation for his sexual assault case. "The Beautiful People" crooner's house was raided by detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after shocking claims that he punished women in a soundproof room in his home.
A spokesperson for the LASD confirmed that a residence owned by Marilyn had been searched early Monday, November 29 but the authorities couldn't confirm the location of the property. The cops added that a full media statement is expected to be released on Tuesday, November 30.
Later, law enforcement sources told TMZ that Special Victims Unit detectives went to Marilyn's home in West Hollywood with a search warrant. According to the outlet, the 52-year-old rocker was not home at the time of the raid.
Cops were said to have forced entry into the home with the warrant, which was "in connection to ongoing probes into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn." Police officers reportedly seized media storage units, including hard drives, from the home. The items taken will be reviewed before the case is submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
Prior to this, Marilyn sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.835 million - banking $750K on the sale. The sale of the property came after model Ashley Morgan Smithline accused him of punishing women by locking them in a small, soundproof glass enclosure, which he allegedly called "Bad Girls' Room" in West Hollywood.
"At first, he made it sound cool," Ashley, one of the many women suing Marilyn for sexual assault and unlawful imprisonment, explained. "Then, he made it sound very punitive. Even if I was screaming, no one would hear me." She added, "First you fight, and he enjoys the struggle. I learned to not fight it, because that was giving him what he wanted. I just went somewhere else in my head."
"Westworld" star Evan Rachel Wood also accused Marilyn of sexual violence while "Game of Thrones" actress Esme Bianco alleged he chased her with an axe around his apartment. Lawyers for the star insisted his accusers were "desperately trying to conflate the imagery and artistry of [his] 'shock rock' stage persona, 'Marilyn Manson,' with fabricated accounts of abuse." The rocker himself denied the allegations since they first emerged, calling them "horrible distortions of reality."