Marilyn Manson to turn himself in to police over alleged assault charges

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Marilyn Manson (REUTERS)
Marilyn Manson (REUTERS)

Marilyn Manson is reportedly set to turn himself into police for an active arrest warrant issued in October 2019.

The musician - real name Brian Warner - has been wanted on two counts of simple assault after he was accused by a female videographer of assaulting her with his ‘snot’, during an August 2019 performance in Gilford, New Hampshire.

According to Gilford police, Mr Manson’s lawyers have agreed for the star to turn himself in on the warrant in Los Angeles.

Gilford police chief Anthony Bean Burpee said the rocker should now report to the Los Angeles Police Department and would be given a court date across the country in New Hampshire.

If the 52-year-old does turn himself into the Los Angeles Police Department, an arraignment could be scheduled for as early as mid-August.

The incident occurred during Mr Manson’s Hell Never Dies tour with Rob Zombie at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in August 2019.

A female videographer, who had been subcontracted to record the concert, claimed that during the show the singer decided to ‘shoot his snot’ at her.

The incident was later supported by fellow concertgoers who were nearby in the stage pit area.

Gilford Police had issued two arrest warrants and it was made public in May.

In a Facebook post from Gilford Police Department, they said: “The Gilford Police Department has an active arrest warrant for Brian Hugh Warner (aka: Marilyn Manson) for two counts of Class A misdemeanour Simple Assault stemming from a 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. The alleged assaults involved a videographer.

“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 Burpee said he believes sharing the warrant on Facebook put pressure on Mr Manson to answer the case.

This is not the only legal trouble Mr Manson is facing.

Earlier this year, Game Of Thrones actress Esme Bianco sued Manson, alleging sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Mr Manson’s lawyer called the allegations "provably false".

Ms Bianco was one of several women who spoke out after actress Evan Rachel Wood said on social media that he sexually, physically and emotionally abused her during their relationship.

Mr Manson’s record label and agents dropped him at the time.

In response to the allegations in February, he wrote on Instagram that they were "horrible distortions of reality".

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