The Marilyn Manson Bianca Kyne lawsuit has played a bit of a game of ping pong since it was filed at the tail end of January against Manson, Interscope and Nothing Records. But now that it’s settled back in New York State Court in Nassau County — it was time for Manson to respond to the lawsuit and he did so by motioning to dismiss and strike the case.
Those unfamiliar with the Marilyn Manson Bianca Kyne lawsuit should definitely read through it and checkout the episode of the “Justice for Marilyn Manson” podcast where I go into much greater detail on its claims.
But to put it in as brief of terms as possible, there are 5 causes of action in the complaint and Manson is only named in two. The remaining three target the record labels and accuse them of gross negligence and aiding and abetting the abuse of minors. Manson’s attorney Howard King issued a statement upon the lawsuit being filed denying all allegations within it.
Read Howard King’s full statement on the Marilyn Manson Bianca Kyne lawsuit, below:
@justice4marilynmanson Marilyn Manson motioned to dismiss and strike a ridiculous lawsuit filed against him in January 2023. Tune into the #justiceformarilynmanson “Jane Doe” podcast episode for more on its claims.🎙️ #marilynmanson ♬ original sound – Justice for Marilyn Manson 🌹
Marilyn Manson Bianca Kyne Lawsuit Response
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, it moved over to federal court because of the multiple parties and scope of the complaints. But then a federal judge evaluated the lawsuit and assessed that it did not meet the criteria of being worth more than $75,000 in damages – therefore it was shipped back to the State of New York will it will be litigated.
In response to the Marilyn Manson Bianca Kyne lawsuit – Manson’s lead attorney Howard E. King filed a motion to dismiss and strike the claim citing a few different things:
- The abuse allegations from 25 years ago are outside the statute of limitations
- The lawsuit details abuse allegations outside jurisdiction – taking place allegedly in Texas and Louisiana
- The NY law temporarily lifting the statute of limitations for one calendar year does not apply to non-residents of New York and Kyne is a resident of Maryland who has never resided in NY
- The lawsuit is trickled with ridiculous, scandalous claims that at heart are free speech regardless
A court hearing is tentatively set for June 2023 – which of course is always subject to change so stay tuned.
- Bianca Kyne Lawsuit
- Manson Motion to Dismiss and Strike
- Lawsuit Red Lined with Parts To Possibly Be Struck
- Podcast Episode on the Lawsuit