Marilyn Manson Surrenders To Police On Assault Charges

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Marilyn Manson turned himself in at a police station in Los Angeles on Thursday in connection with an arrest warrant in New Hampshire.

The 52-year-old shock rocker, whose real name is Brian Warner, was released on bail.

In May, police in Gilford, New Hampshire said Manson faces two counts of assault for allegedly spitting on a videographer during an August 2019 concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. It was later announced that Manson agreed to surrender to police in Los Angeles, where he lives.

The charges are “Class A misdemeanors,” which can result in a jail sentence of less than one year and a fine of no more than $2,000 U.S.

Manson is scheduled to be arraigned in mid-August in a New Hampshire court but he does not have to appear in person. His lawyer said the charges are “ludicrous” and came only after the alleged victim demanded more than $35,000 U.S. “after a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm.”

Manson is facing civil lawsuits from ex girlfriend Esmé Bianco and former assistant Ashley Walters alleging physical, psychological and sexual abuse.

After his former fiancée Evan Rachel Wood went public with claims of abuse, Manson issued a statement in which he called the allegations “horrible distortions of reality” and insisted his “intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners.”

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