Marilyn Manson has reached a settlement with a security guard who accused the shock-rocker of sexually assaulting him at a concert.

JOSHUA KEASLER had claimed the ANTI-CHRIST SUPERSTAR singer had wrapped his legs around his neck and gyrated against him while wearing only a leather thong and pantyhose during a Detroit, Michigan gig in July 2001.

Manson has now ensured Keasler's case for sexual assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress does not reach court after the pair reached an undisclosed settlement.

Keasler says, "I can now go on with my life and try to close this unhappy chapter."

23/02/2004 09:24