Marilyn Manson Accused of Rape by 4th Alleged Victim

For the fourth time in the past two months, Marilyn Manson has been accused of rape.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, model Ashley Morgan Smithline says Manson contacted her in 2010, claiming he wanted to cast her in a movie. Although the project never materialized, Manson continued contacting Smithline, telling her she was “the perfect girl for him,” according to the suit. She finally relented and moved into his Los Angeles apartment, Smithline says.

That’s when the trouble began. Smithline says just a few days after she moved in, she “awoke from unconsciousness with her ankles and wrists tied together behind her back and Manson sexually penetrating her,” per the lawsuit. She also claims he raped her on another occasion and broke her nose during one particularly wild night of sex.

As in the first three cases, Manson adamantly denies the claims. A rep for the rocker says, “We strongly deny Ms. Smithline’s claims. There are so many falsehoods within her claims that we wouldn’t know where to begin to answer them.”

Is there even the slightest possibility that four different women could be lying?

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