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Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been released on bail after turning himself in on Friday to face a charge stemming from a 2019 concert in New Hampshire.
Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, turned himself in at the the Los Angeles Police Department on Friday “in relation to an October 2019 arrest warrant for assaults that allegedly occurred on August 19, 2019 while he was performing a concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH, Gilford Police Chief Tony Bean Burpee confirmed on Thursday via email.
In May, the Gilford police announced that it had an active arrest warrant for Manson on two counts of misdemeanor simple assault.
“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,” police stated at the time.
A videographer who was subcontracted by a New Hampshire-based company to film the concert was in the stage pit area when the singer allegedly assaulted him.
Howard King, an attorney for Manson, told Yahoo News! in May that “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.”
King has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment this week. Burpee noted in his email statement that the singer is also being represented by attorney Kent M. Barker, who has also not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.
Manson was processed and released on personal recognizance bail with the conditions that he does not commit a crime, that he appear at court for upcoming proceedings and that he have no contact with the alleged victim, according to a statement from the Gilford police.
Manson has been given a date to appear at the 4th Circuit Court, District Division in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Police clarified earlier this year that the alleged assaults are not sexual in nature.
Earlier this year, Manson’s former assistant filed a lawsuit against him, claiming psychological and sexual abuse. She’s one of more than a dozen women who have accused Manson of abuse. "Game of Thrones" actor Esme Bianco also filed a lawsuit earlier this year accusing the singer of “constant abuse." Additionally, Manson’s exes Evan Rachel Wood and Ashley Morgan Smithline have come forward with similar claims of abuse. Manson has denied all allegations.
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