Brian Hugh Warner, popularly known by stage-name, Marilyn Manson, has agreed to voluntarily surrender himself to the police in Los Angeles over an October 8, 2019 arrest warrant. The warrant was issued on allegations that the rock star physically assaulted a videographer hired to film his concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 18, 2019, Fox News reports.
Manson was alleged to have “shot snot” out of his nose at the videographer who was working at the stage pit to record the concert, and even went out to spit at her before bursting out in laughter when the videographer stormed away in anger. His arrest warrant was issued for two counts of Class A misdemeanor simple assault in Gilford, New Hampshire, but he has failed to turn himself into the police authorities over the case.
Manson’s lawyer, Howard King, revealed back in 2019 that any allegation that the rocker spits on anyone or shot snot at them is “ludicrous” and unbelievable. He noted that a videographer had demanded for $35,000 after some spit from Manson landed on her, but he could not proceed on the demand when the videographer failed to present any evidence to her claims. He added that he and his client remain committed to cooperating with the police over the investigation.
“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,” King stated. “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.”
The videographer has not been revealed and her identity remains anonymous for now, but another person that attended the same concert where the incident was said to have happened testified to the media that Manson indeed spits and hurled snot at the claimant. The rock star is also facing several allegations of sexual abuse and rape from many women and these allegations are yet to be fully investigated.
“He was spitting everywhere and one time it got on her camera so she wiped it off and looked semi-irritated. He noticed this and kept purposely spitting on her camera,” the witness said. “I think her final straw is he got on the floor, got within 2-3 feet of her, and hacked a giant snot rocket at her not the camera. She was pissed off and disgusted so she stormed off and he just laughed.”