Marilyn Manson has been the target of a sexual assault investigation for more than a year, but as the case draws to a close, detectives haven’t found solid evidence that will nail the tumbler… TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us there were “credibility issues with the victim” that made it difficult to build a legitimate case.
Cops are set to submit their findings to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, who will ultimately make the decision, but it’s hard to imagine they would charge without the goods. Although we’re told the case is unlikely to result in charges, that can always change if new evidence emerges.
TMZ broke the story, Special Victims Unit detectives went down on Manson’s Los Angeles home in November, executing a search warrant and seizing media storage units, including hard drives.
Previously, cops were investigating allegations of abuse, including accusations that he locked women in a soundproof room in the house to punish them.
As we pointed out, Evan Rachel Woodwho Manson dated in 2007 did very public allegations of abuse towards the rocker.
In a shocking lawsuit filed against Wood by Manson, he accused his former lover of writing a fake letter from the FBI, posing as an agent and hinting that he was under investigation.
Manson claims that Wood and a friend of his then distributed the letter to other victims and members of the media to make it look like he was in real trouble.
In early 2021, Manson was visited by cops and a helicopter was used to search his home after someone called for a welfare check…so he had numerous interactions with the forces order over the last year and a half.
As for the allegations, Manson has continued to deny everything, and sources connected to his legal team say he worked with investigators throughout the investigation.