Marilyn Manson Turns Himself Into Authorities for Spitting on a Videographer
As anticipated, Marilyn Manson (né Brian Warner) has turned himself into authorities to face two misdemeanor assault charges, TMZ reports.
The charges stem not from the deluge of recent allegations that the shock rocker abused multiple women, but from an August 2019 show at the Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford, NH, during which Manson allegedly spit on a videographer. The videographer had been “subcontracted by a New Hampshire based company” to record the concert.
Manson turned himself into the Los Angeles Police Department per an arrangement between New Hampshire officials and Manson’s attorney on Friday, July 2. The singer has since been released on personal recognizance bail.
Conditions of his release include:
- He cannot commit any crimes while on release.
- He cannot have any contact with the alleged victim.
- He must appear at all of his court hearings.
In May, after the arrest warrant for the singer was initially issued, his attorney, Howard King, denied the charges:
“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. 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.”
Video of the incident can be viewed below.