New Hampshire police say they have a warrant for Marilyn Manson’s arrest.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, Gilford police said the musician… wanted in connection with a crime that would have taken place in 2019.
Police said the two counts of a felony, simple assault, are related to an incident that occurred at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion that involved a videographer. Manson was giving a concert at that venue on August 18, 2019, when the alleged attack took place.
It’s unclear what happened during the concert, but the videographer, who was hired by a New Hampshire company to record the concert, was in the stage pit when the alleged attack took place, police said.
“Mr. Warner, his agent and legal counsel have been aware of the warrant for some time and he has made no attempt to return to New Hampshire to answer the pending charges,” police said.
Brian Warner is Manson’s real name. An attorney for Manson, Howard King, told NBC that the claim was “ridiculous” and that they are determined to cooperate with local authorities.
King told the New York Times that the… location videographer had asked for more than $35,000 after “a small amount of saliva came into contact with their arm.”
“After asking for evidence of any damage, we never got a response,” King said.
This arrest warrant comes because Manson is already shrouded in controversy. The musician has been accused of abuse by two former romantic partners, Evan Rachel Wood and Esme Bianco. Manson has broadly denied these allegations.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims’ Office began investigating allegations of domestic violence against Manson in February. He was also dropped by his record label Loma Vista Recordings and his performance on an episode of “American Gods” was removed.