A warrant for the arrest of Marilyn Manson has been issued by the Gildford Police Department in New Hampshire. On May 25th, Gilford PD announced the news on their Facebook page. The post read that Manson is facing “two counts of Class A misdemeanour Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.”
According to a report from TMZ, the incident allegedly happened at a Manson concert and involved him spitting at a videographer. The Gildford Police Department has clarified: “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 Gilford Police Department added that in New Hampshire, a Class A offence carries a possible jail sentence of less than one year and a fine of $2,000 or less.
Pitchfork obtained a comment from Manson’s attorney, Howard King: “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,” he said. “This misdemeanour 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.”
Parallel to this alleged offence, the shock-rocker is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In the past few months, a number of allegations have been weighed against him. A number of women have accused him of physical, psychological and sexual abuse. These include ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell, Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco and former assistant Ashley Walters.
In a story that is ongoing, both Bianco and Walters have filed lawsuits against Manson for sexual assault and battery.
Watch Ashley Morgan Smithline talk about Manson, below.