An arrest warrant for Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was issued on Tuesday by Gilford Police Department in New Hampshire. The warrant stemmed from the musician’s failure to answer pending charges for an incident involving a videographer in 2019.
Manson was in a concert performance at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 18, 2019, when the alleged simple assaults occurred, said the Police.
“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.
Police are not releasing the videographer’s name, but authorities said that the video person was subcontracted to film the concert by a local company and had been standing in the stage pit area when the alleged spitting incident occurred.
Howard King, Manson’s attorney, issued a statement on Tuesday evening and called the allegations ludicrous, for the alleged “shot snot” out of his nose.
“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 statement reads. “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.”
One of the concertgoers witnessed Manson allegedly spitting at the videographer during the performance, with no regard for the cameraperson.
“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 supposed attendee claimed. “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.”