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An arrest warrant has been issued for Marilyn Manson on two counts of Class A misdemeanour Simple Assault.
Gilford Police Department, in New Hampshire, US, said Manson - real name Brian Hugh Warner - is wanted in connection with an alleged incident which stems back to 2019 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
According to Gilford Police Department, the alleged assaults are said to have taken place on 18 August 2019 and involved a videographer during one of the 52-year-old's concerts.
In a statement, posted on Facebook, Gilford Police Department wrote: "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."
The cops go on to explain: "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."
According to SPIN, the videographer claimed Manson's spit came into contact with his arm during the gig.
Manson's attorney, Howard King, told the publication: "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.
"This misdemeanor claim was pursued after we received a demand from a venue videographer for more than $35,000 after a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm. After we asked for evidence of any alleged damages, we never received a reply."
The police specified that the accusations weren't of a sexual nature because Manson's ex fiancée - Evan Rachel Wood - said she is a survivor of rape and domestic abuse. On 1 February, she claimed her abuser was Manson.
Manson denied the allegations, describing them as 'horrible distortions of reality' in an Instagram post.
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