CONTENT WARNING: The following article contains discussions and descriptions of assault.
Police in the U.S. state of New Hampshire have put out an arrest warrant for Marilyn Manson on two counts of misdemeanor simple assault.
According to a post shared by the Gilford Police Department, Manson – real name Brian Hugh Warner – is wanted on “two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion”.
As reported by TMZ, the incident allegedly involved Manson spitting at a videographer during a 2019 concert.
“Mr. Warner, his agent and legal counsel have been aware of the warrant for some time and no effort has been made by him to return to New Hampshire to answer the pending charges,” the Facebook post by the Gilford Police Department read.
According to the Gilford PD, “a Class A misdemeanor in NH can carry a possible jail sentence of less than one year and a fine of $2,000.00 (USD) or less.”
A statement shared to Pitchfork from Manson’s attorney, Howard King, claimed the accusations as “ludicrous”.
“It is no secret to anyone who has attended a Marilyn Manson concert that he likes to be provocative on stage, especially in front of a camera,” King wrote.
“This misdemeanor claim was pursued after we received a demand from a venue videographer for more than $35,000 after a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm. After we asked for evidence of any alleged damages, we never received a reply. This whole claim is ludicrous, but we remain committed to cooperating with authorities, as we have done throughout.”
This is just the latest allegation of assault made against Manson in 2021, with his former wife – Evan Rachel Wood – as well as actress Esme Blanco and former assistant Ashley Walters being just some of the women who have accused him of horrific sexual and physical abuse.
If you need assistance, 1800 RESPECT – the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service — can be reached on 1800 737 732.
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