Cops: Marilyn Manson to Turn Himself In on Assault Charges

Rocker is accused of spitting on, hurling snot at videographer filming 2019 concert in NH
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
Cops: Marilyn Manson to Turn Himself In for 'Snot Rocket' Incident
In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Marilyn Manson is seen at the "Home for the Holidays" benefit concert in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

For more than a year and a half, an arrest warrant has been out for Marilyn Manson on the East Coast. Now, the rocker says he's going to turn himself in. Anthony Bean Burpee, the police chief of Gilford, NH, said in a Friday statement that Manson (real name Brian Warner) will present himself to the Los Angeles Police Department regarding an October 2019 warrant that accuses Manson of assaulting a videographer at his August 2019 concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, reports the Los Angeles Times. People notes that a date has not yet been set for when Manson will arrive at the LAPD, with details to be worked out between the police department and Manson's legal team, per Burpee. The warrant for two misdemeanor counts of simple assault came about after Manson allegedly spit and hurled snot at the videographer, who was filming the concert from the stage pit area.

"He was spitting everywhere and one time it got on her camera, so she wiped it off and looked semi-irritated," one witness tells People. "He got on the floor, got within 2 [to] 3 feet of her, and hacked a giant snot rocket at her, not the camera." Manson attorney Howard King says in a statement that the charges are "ludicrous" and that the videographer tried to get $35,000 out of Manson after "a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm." King says his client never heard from her again after evidence was requested. Burpee calls King's remarks "emphatically false" and says the videographer reported the alleged crime the day after the concert. Manson's first court appearance in the Granite State would likely be in mid-August if he turns himself in within the next few weeks, Burpee notes, adding that, if convicted, Manson could face up to one year behind bars and a maximum fine of $2,000. The singer is already under criminal investigation for domestic violence allegations. (Read more Marilyn Manson stories.)

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