Manson Addresses �Wrongful Death� Lawsuit. 

04-09-02 antiGUY

Marilyn Manson issued a statement earlier this week defending himself against allegations contained in a lawsuit filed against him by the mother of Jennifer Syme. The suit contends that Manson was responsible for the death of the young women, who died in a car crash after attending a party at Marilyn Manson�s home where she was reported to have consumed large amounts of cocaine.  (see story)

Below is the statement issued by the Marilyn Manson camp earlier this week. (4-5-02)
Marilyn Manson has reviewed the lawsuit filed by Maria St. John (the mother of deceased Jennifer Syme), seeking to hold Manson responsible for Syme�s death as a result of a solo car crash which occurred in the early morning hours of April 2, 2001. Manson describes as �completely false� St. John�s allegation that he furnished to Syme what St. John�s lawsuit describes as �various quantities of an illegal controlled substance.� 

Manson believes that the lawsuit is completely unfounded and is investigating an immediate counter-suit against St. John for slander, harassment and abuse of the legal process. �This lawsuit, which is completely without merit, will not bring back Jennifer�s life. It serves only to reopen the wounds and the pain felt by all who loved Jennifer. It is a pity that St. John sullies her own daughter�s reputation by filing this baseless claim.� 

After Manson and his five guests finished an evening at the movies followed by a quiet get together at his home, he made sure Syme received a safe ride home from a designated driver and went to sleep.

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