An arrest warrant has been issued for Marilyn Manson by police in New Hampshire, TMZ reports. The shock rocker, whose real name is Brian Warner, is wanted on “two counts of Class A misdemeanor Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion,” according to a Facebook post by the Gilford Police Department. The alleged incident involved Manson spitting at a videographer during a concert. “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 police said.
In a statement to Pitchfork, Manson’s attorney, Howard King, said of the allegation, “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. This whole claim is ludicrous, but we remain committed to cooperating with authorities, as we have done throughout.”
Manson is currently under investigation for domestic violence allegations in Los Angeles after multiple women accused him of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse earlier this year, including Evan Rachel Wood, Esmé Bianco, Ashley Morgan Smithline, and his former assistant Ashley Waters. Both Bianco and Walters have sued Manson for sexual assault and battery.