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Marilyn Manson arrested on charges of assaulting videographer

By | Published on Friday 9 July 2021

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson has been arrested and released on bail, after he turned himself in to police over an outstanding warrant relating to an alleged assault in 2019.

Gilford, New Hampshire Police Chief Tony Bean Burpee confirmed that Manson – real name Brian Warner – had been arrested last Friday, after attending a police station in LA.

“As an agency, we are pleased with Mr Warner’s decision to finally address the arrest warrant that has been outstanding since 2019”, Bean Burpee said. A court hearing will now be scheduled. “Mr Warner’s attorney will know that date once it has been confirmed with him”, the police chief added.

Police in Gilford, New Hampshire said in May that they had an outstanding arrest warrant for the musician. The two charges of “simple assault” relate to an incident involving a videographer when Manson played the Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion in August 2019.

According to reports, Manson spat into the lens of a video camera being used to film the show, also spraying the videographer who subsequently pressed charges. It was confirmed that Manson had agreed to turn himself in last month.

Manson’s attorney Howard King has previously called the accusations against him in this case “ludicrous”, saying: “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 misdemeanour 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”, he went on. “After we asked for evidence of any alleged damages, we never received a reply”.

While all this is going on, of course, Manson is also currently facing four civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault.