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Marilyn Manson has a warrant out for his arrest in New Hampshire stemming from an incident at one of his concerts back in August 2019.

The warrant for two counts of Class A misdemeanor simple assault was announced by the Gilford Police Department on Tuesday night (May 25) via their Facebook page.

UPDATE: 05.25.21 @ 8PMThe Gilford Police Department has an active arrest warrant for Brian Hugh Warner (aka: Marilyn...

Posted by Gilford Police Department on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Gilford Police Department’s full statement announcing the warrant is as follows:

“The Gilford Police Department has an active arrest warrant for Brian Hugh Warner (aka: Marilyn Manson) for two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. The alleged assaults involved a videographer. 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.

• Mr. Warner had been performing a concert at the Bank of NH Pavilion on August 18, 2019, when the alleged simple assaults occurred.
• The issuance of an arrest warrant is not a presumption of guilt.
• The videographer had been subcontracted by a NH based company to video the concert, and had been located in the stage pit area when the alleged assaults occurred.
• A Class A misdemeanor in NH can carry a possible jail sentence of less than one year and a fine of $2,000.00 or less.

• The alleged assaults are not sexual in nature as has been asked by several other media outlets due to a number of other allegations made against Mr. Warner.”

Per People and TMZ, the incident between Manson and the videographer alleges that Manson spit directly into the videographer’s camera lens. There are also accusations Manson shot snot from his nose at the videographer.

Manson’s attorney Howard King said in a statement to People, “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.”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights