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Police in New Hampshire have an arrest warrant out on Marilyn Manson, citing an alleged assault at a concert in 2019.
The Gilford Police Department announced on Tuesday that it has an active arrest warrant for Brian Hugh Warner, the legal name for the shock rocker, for two counts of misdemeanor simple assault.
The charges stem from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, where Manson was performing.
“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.
They noted that the 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.
“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,” the police clarified.
Just last week, 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 filed a lawsuit earlier this year accusing the singer of “constant abuse." Manson’s exes Evan Rachel Wood and Ashley Morgan Smithline have also come forward with similar claims of abuse. Manson has denied all allegations.
Howard King, an attorney for Manson, told Yahoo News! that the New Hampshire claim is "ludicrous." However, he said they are committed to cooperating with police.
"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," the lawyer said. "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.
If convicted, Manson could face a possible jail sentence of less than a year or a fine of up to $2,000.
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