Will Marilyn Manson be jailed for snot rocket assault? Singer surrenders to LA cops
Marilyn Manson surrendered in front of the Los Angeles cops on Thursday, July 8, to face assault allegations in New Hampshire that surfaced in mid-May this year. The musician had an arrest warrant issued in his name after he failed to answer pending charges against him.
The warrant issued was in connection with a 'snot assault' on a photographer during one of his 2019 shows. The singer has been gathering negative press in recent times after his home was raided by cops on February 3 for a welfare check in the wake of his continuing sex abuse scandal.
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The police raid came days after actress Evan Rachel Wood accused the rocker of "brainwashing and manipulating" her during their relationship on Instagram. Wood is said to have met Manson when she was 18 and he was 36 years old. However, the most recent news surrounds the controversial musician's long-standing 'snot assault' allegations, in an incident that took place in 2019.
Will Marilyn Manson be jailed for snot rocket assault?
After striking an agreement with the Gilford Police Department in New Hampshire over two Class A misdemeanor simple assault charges, the rockstar, born Brian Hugh Warner, surrendered to the Hollywood section of the Los Angeles Police Department on Friday, July 9, reported People. The singer was, however, released on a personal recognizance bail the same day.
Gilford Police Chief Anthony Burpee stated in a statement that he would not be conducting any interviews about the case, but that the department is "pleased with Mr. Warner's decision to finally address the arrest warrant that has been outstanding since 2019." The Gilford Police Department had earlier made repeated attempts to get the musician to cooperate with the investigation.
The lawsuit against Manson arises from his August 18, 2019 concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Three concertgoers, including a security officer, witnessed Manson spitting and "shooting his snot" at the camerawoman, according to People.
"He was spitting everywhere and one time it got on her camera so she wiped it off and looked semi-irritated. He noticed this and kept purposely spitting on her camera," an attendee at the concert said. "I think her final straw is he got on the floor, got within 2-3 feet of her, and hacked a giant snot rocket at her not the camera. She was pissed off and disgusted so she stormed off and he just laughed," they added.
The arrest warrant was issued two months after the show, on October 8, 2019, according to the New York Times. Burpee said the warrant had been served to Manson, his agent, and his legal representatives many times, but that Manson had always avoided addressing those charges.
In a letter to People, Manson's attorney Howard King said the misdemeanor charge was taken after the videographer requested $35,000 for the effects on the camera equipment. "It is no secret to anyone who has attended a Marilyn Manson concert that he likes to be provocative on stage, especially in front of a camera," King said in a statement, before adding that the allegations against Manson were "ludicrous". King had said that the time, that if convicted, Manson may face a prison sentence of less than a year and a fine of up to $2,000 if found guilty.