surrendered to police in Los Angeles after allegedly spitting on a female videographer during a 2019 show in New Hampshire
Manson was expected to surrender after his attorneys reached an agreement with authorities in Guilford, New Hampshire, in June, following an alleged incident at Manson's show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion. A warrant
was issued in October 2019 following an alleged incident at Manson's show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion.
The shock rocker, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, surrendered to a Los Angeles Police Department
branch on July 2, according to Guilford Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee.
Manson was charged with misdemeanors, released
without bail, and ordered not to contact the alleged victim.
Manson attorney Howard King called the spitting accusation "ludicrous" in a statement released last month.
“We pursued this misdemeanor claim after receiving a demand from a venue videographer for more than $35,000 after a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm, and we never received a reply after we asked for evidence of any alleged damages,” King said, adding that Manson “likes to be provocative on stage, especially in front of a camera.”
According to WMUR, a 2019 show attendee saw Manson spit on the videographer multiple times, and he is charged with two Class A misdemeanor counts, which carry a penalty of up to one year in jail
and a fine
of up to $2,000.
Over the years, more than a dozen women
have accused Manson of abusing or assaulting them in various ways, prompting the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau to launch an investigation
in February. A few of his accusers, including actor Esme Bianco
, have filed lawsuits against Manson.
If you need assistance, call the National Domestic Violence
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