GILFORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police issued an active arrest warrant for musician Marilyn Manson in connection to misdemeanor assault counts from 2019.
Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name, allegedly spat on a videographer during one of his 'Hell Never Dies' concerts. Manson is faced with two counts of misdemeanor simple assault stemming from the incident, according to the Gilford Police Department.
The police released a statement about Manson on Tuesday.
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“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. Mr. Warner had been performing a concert at the Bank of NH Pavilion on August 18, 2019, when the alleged simple assaults occurred," Gilford Police Department stated. "The alleged assaults are not sexual in nature as has been asked by several other media outlets due to a number of other allegations made against Mr. Warner."
Manson's lawyer, Howard King told NBC this arrest warrant is "ludicrous."
"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," Howard King said. "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."
In the state of New Hampshire, a Class A misdemeanor can result in a sentence of less than one year of jail alone with a fine of $2,000 or less.