The bad news is piling up for Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner), as an arrest warrant has been issued for the shock rocker by the Gilford Police Department in New Hampshire.
Manson is wanted for "two counts of simple assault" for allegedly spitting on a videographer during a concert on August 18th, 2019 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
TMZ obtained footage that shows Manson sticking his face right in the camera and spitting a loogie. Allegedly, the videographer claimed some of the Manson's spit got on the videographer, resulting in the videographer going to authorities to press charges. The police department said that while the alleged victim didn't suffer any injuries, Manson was charged because spitting constitutes "unprivileged physical contact."
The Gilford Police Department said they have made Manson aware of the charges for sometime but "no effort has been made by him to return to New Hampshire to answer the pending charges." TMZ claims Manson's reps deny he was ever contacted.
The police department said these charges are separate from his range of abuse charges from over a dozen women in recent weeks. While Manson has not commented on the New Hampshire charges, he has denied all previous abuse allegations. Manson is currently being investigated by the FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The full statement from the Gilford Police Department reads:
The Gilford Police Department has an active arrest warrant for Brian Hugh Warner (aka: Marilyn Manson) for two counts of Class A misdemeanor 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. Warner had been performing a concert at the Bank of NH Pavilion on August 18, 2019, when the alleged simple assaults occurred.
• The issuance of an arrest warrant is not a presumption of guilt.
• The videographer had been subcontracted by a NH based company to video the concert, and had been located in the stage pit area when the alleged assaults occurred.
• A Class A misdemeanor in NH can carry a possible jail sentence of less than one year and a fine of $2,000.00 or less.
• 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.