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.
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.
• 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.”