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After a slew of unrelated sexual misconduct accusations that emerged in February, Marilyn Manson is now set to surrender to police in California for alleged assaults at a concert in New Hampshire in 2019, police said last week.
Gilford Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee said on Friday in a statement that the 52-year-old musician, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, has agreed to surrender to Los Angeles police in relation to a warrant that was issued on Oct. 8, 2019. The department had made the 19-month old warrant public on May 25.
Manson is facing two misdemeanor counts of simple assault in relation to an Aug. 18, 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. A videographer claims that they were assaulted at Manson’s concert that night, which they had been commissioned to film; the alleged attack was not sexual in nature, police said.
Manson’s camp “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,” Burpee said.
In May, a representative for the musician called the claim “ludicrous” but said he is “committed to cooperating with authorities.”
"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," attorney Howard E. King said in a media statement last month.
A call placed to King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano on Monday by Oxygen.com was not immediately returned.
The Class A misdemeanor charge could land Manson with a maximum sentence of one year in a New Hampshire jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
In February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that it would be conducting a formal investigation into domestic violence allegations against Manson involving incidents that allegedly occurred between 2009 and 2011 while he was living in West Hollywood.
This announcement came weeks after Evan Rachel Wood and four other women named Manson as their alleged abuser in separate Instagram posts. The Emmy-nominated actor met the musician when she was in her late teens and he was in his late 30s. They dated on and off in the late 2000s and became engaged to be married in 2010, but split later that year.
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