DALLAS -- British singer-actor David Bowie was cleared Wednesday by a grand jury on a sexual assault complaint filed by a woman who spent the night with him following a Dallas concert in October.
A spokeswoman in the office of Assistant District Attorney Hugh Lucas said the Dallas County grand jury no-billed Bowie after hearing two hours of testimony on Nov. 11. The results of the grand jury hearing were released Wednesday.
'The grand jury did not find enough evidence to warrant an indictment,' the spokeswoman said.
The 40-year-old performer had not been arrested or charged and did not appear before the grand jury.
Bowie received the news in Australia, where he is on tour.
Speaking on behalf of Bowie, attorney John Eastman said, 'We are satisfied that the judicial system has prevailed and only regret that the press were (sic) manipulated in a way that has resulted in lies and misinformation being disseminated as the truth.'
Bowie's attorney, James Linn of Oklahoma City, said the grand jury's decision came as no surprise to him.
'I expected that because there was never enough evidence to indict Mr. Bowie,' Linn said.
Wanda Nichols, 30, of Dallas claimed she accompanied Bowie to his hotel room after an Oct. 8 concert in Dallas' Reunion Arena, and that he assaulted her there on the morning of Oct. 9.
Bowie has called her account 'ridiculous.' He said Nichols was with him in his hotel room, but that anything that occurred between them was with her consent.
'I don't consider it a defeat or victory today,' Robert M. Rose, Nichols' attorney, said of the grand jury's decision. 'It's something unrelated to what we're doing.'
Both Linn and Rose said they did not think the no-bill would have any effect on a separate civil suit Nichols filed against Bowie, asking that he be forced to undergo AIDS testing.
Linn said he did not think the no-bill would have any effect on a separate civil suit Nichols filed against Bowie, asking that he be forced to undergo AIDS testing.
'I don't think so,' Linn said. 'He really is not opposed to taking the test.'
Nichols requested the testing because, she said, Bowie told her he had AIDS. She has been tested herself, and the results showed no trace of the AIDS virus.
'Money is not the issue here. The girl just wants to find out if she has AIDS,' Rose said last week.
Linn said Bowie wanted to be assured before undergoing testing, however, that Nichols will not file a civil suit seeking monetary damages.
'We don't mind taking the test. We don't mind giving them the results of it, but we want to know it's all over,' said Linn.
State District Judge David Brooks last week postponed a hearing on Nichols' civil suit until Dec. 18.