Marilyn Manson aka Brian Hugh Warner was arrested by California police yesterday after he surrendered on an outstanding New Hampshire warrant.
Gilford, New Hampshire, police said in May that the arrest warrant on two counts of misdemeanor assault – (he allegedly spat on a photographer during a concert) – was issued in October 2019 and that Manson has “been aware of the warrant for some time.”
Manson was processed and released on “personal recognizance bail” and other conditions, among them that he have no contact with the alleged victim.
via The Guardian:
Howard King, Manson’s lawyer, in a statement about the incident to Rolling Stone, said that Manson likes to be “provocative on stage, especially in front of the camera”.
“The 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,” King said.
“This whole claim is ludicrous, but we remain committed to cooperating with authorities, as we have done throughout.”
Manson, of course, has also been accused of abusing several women, who spoke out in Vanity Fair.